Make Pets Welcome in Your City

Pets help make cities happier, healthier places to live. When you make pets part of city planning and policy, you can make life better for all your constituents. The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program is designed to help.

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.

See What Certified Cities are Doing


Our Certified Cities

Click a point on the map to learn more about how each city became certified.

4 Ways to Get Started

Assess Your City

The first step to making your city pet-friendly is understanding your strengths and needs. Our city assessment can help.

See What’s at Stake

Pets make life better, but there are barriers to pet ownership in many cities. Our playbook explains what pet-friendly places do.

Get Tools to Help

The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program includes a model and playbook for pet-friendly cities, our city certification program and free online tools.

Apply for a Grant

At different times of year, Mars Petcare and its partners offer grants or other support for cities that are working to be pet-friendly.

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