Really? Boston Ranks Among Least Dog-Friendly Cities
Is Boston really one of the worst cities in the country for dogs? Men's Health Magazine seems to think so.
Men's Health ranked 100 cities in the United States based on how dog-friendly they are. Perhaps it's not a surprise that Portland, Ore., topped the list. Portland always seems to do well on quality-of-life lists, even those about dogs.
What is a surprise, at least to me, is that Boston ranked low on the list. Really low. It's ranked 89th and received a grade of D-. I mean, Pittsburgh and Las Vegas both got an A- and ranked 9th and 10th, respectively. Is Boston really that much more unfriendly to dogs than those fine cities? Considering how many dogs are around the Boston area, and considering the presence of local groups like SomDog, that ranking seems a bit harsh. But is it?
How friendly is Boston toward dogs? Have you been to Portland (or Seattle, or Colorado Springs, Colo., or Wilmington, Del., which are other cities that top the list)? What's dog culture like in those places? Are you glad Boston ranks low on the list? Is it possible Boston is as standoffish to dogs as it is, so we're told, to people? Let us know in the comments section below.