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Top cities for pet lovers

Albuquerque could be a good spot if you want to relocate with your pet.

Albuquerque could be a good spot if you want to relocate with your pet.

Sometimes it can be hard having a pet. Many areas are not the friendliest when it comes to walking your dog or keeping a cat in the home. However, you may be in luck, as there are more cities that are catering to pet owners. If a move to a more welcoming city seems like something up your alley, then packing your moving containers for a relocation to one of these areas may be the right decision.

One city that has plenty of places for dog lovers to hang out is Austin. This city has 11 dog parks where owners don't need to worry about leashes, according to U.S. News and World Report. This may make it easier for you, as your dog can run around without the worry of you getting tired out trying to keep up.

The city also has plenty of places that you can go to grab some food and have your dog hang out, the website explained. This includes water bowls for your dog if they need a bit of a break.

If you want a city where your pet can not only have places to hang out, but also have a large number of places to get them checked out, then Tucson may be the place for you. The Arizona city has one of the highest percentages of animal hospitals and other veterinary facilities certified through the American Animal Hospital Association in the country, Today.com explained. The weather in the city may also be an attractive prospect, especially if you want to walk your dog year-round.

Charleston, South Carolina
When looking for a place with relatively good weather throughout the year, Charleston may also be a good spot for you and your pet. The city is also the home of some large parks that allow dogs to blow off some steam, U.S. News and World Report noted. Another great aspect of the city is the accommodations from restaurants. A sizable number of dining areas are pet-friendly, and you can even bring your dog inside while you grab something to eat.

If you have friends with pets visiting, the website explained that there are actually many hotels and inns that allow for pets to hang out. This can make a vacation to the area much more attractive.

Colorado Springs
The West has plenty of cities that are good locations for pets and their owners, and one that is close to the top of the list is Colorado Springs. The city is good for animals throughout the year, and the weather is typically good for dog walking, Today.com said. There are a large number of animal boarding destinations, so if you need to go on a trip and can't bring your favorite pet along, there are certainly local options you can utilize.

Like Tucson, there are many locales in the Southwest that may be good destinations for you and your pet. One of these is Albuquerque. The city has more than 30,000 acres of parks and other areas that are designed to welcome pets to hang out and play, according to U.S. News and World Report. This may make a decision to move to the city a bit easier, as there is always somewhere new to bring your pet. You may find one spot that is absolutely perfect to frequent.

There is also a trail near the Petroglyph National Monument that is pet-friendly, the website added. This area is more than 1 mile long and could be a great way to give your dog some exercise.