Raise your voice

Pets are our best friends, exercise buddies, confidants and more. But they can’t speak for themselves. When you speak up for dogs and cats, you help more people have access to the amazing benefits of a life with pets.

6 ways you can speak up for pets


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Learn the issues

Download the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities to understand common barriers to pet ownership and how you can help.

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Spread the word

Talk with friends, neighbors, coworkers and others about what it means to be pet-friendly and why it matters. Please post on social media too!


Lead by example

Demonstrate responsible pet ownership – like always using a leash and picking up pet waste – to show that pets in public places aren’t a nuisance.

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Advocate for pets

Write your government officials and your local media to advocate for pet-friendly policies and programs.

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Give where you can

Check with local pet shelters and rescues to see how you can help pets in need by volunteering or donating.

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Assess Your City

Do you know your city’s strengths and needs when it comes to pets? The Better Cities For Pets™ assessment can help. Learn about the Assessment

Go Pet-Friendly

Find tips, how-tos, best practices and other resources to help make your city pet-friendly. Get Tools


We’re happy to stay in touch to help as you make your city as pet-friendly as possible.

Thank you!

With the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier place for people and pets alike.