Pets Help People and Cities Thrive

a cat stretches its paws out to touch the hand of a human

Pets give unconditional love, companionship and purpose.

two people sit in a park with a dog

They get people outside for exercise and social contact.

an older woman sits on a park bench petting a dog

Pet owners have less depression, anxiety and loneliness.

a person sits at a desk writing notes while an orange cat sits on their lap

Pets make neighborhoods feel safer and workplaces more fun.

Find Out How Your City
can be Certified Pet-Friendly.

We’re certifying cities to recognize and celebrate those that have put programs and policy
in place to make life better for people and pets.

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Our Certified Cities

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