BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together.
Why is Camuy a Pet-Friendly City?
Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2022, Camuy, Puerto Rico scored especially well in the Homes trait of our pet-friendly cities model. It was the first city certified in Puerto Rico.
The city helps support pet parents in caring for their pets, for example by offering low-cost vaccination clinics on a regular basis.
The city’s town center includes a variety of pet-friendly businesses, including veterinary services, a pet grooming boutique and hotel, and multiple restaurants that offer doggy pops, such as:
Plus, Camuy enjoys a recreational area where dogs are welcome, José A. Méndez Franqui park. Camuy Mayor Gabriel “Gaby” Hernández’s dog, Newton, is pictured here by a mural at José A. Méndez Franqui park that was recently unveiled in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day.
Camuy’s Mayor Hernández on Why Pets Matter
“Our pets are an important part of our environment; they are the basis of our population and they grow among all the inhabitants with respect and security. For the City of Camuy they are part of our Romantic City. Camuy is committed to providing the best experience, ensuring that both our visitors and their pets are pampered and treated with love, care and, above all, attention. We are committed to providing an excellent service, with pet-friendly facilities, and we continue to search for new and innovative ways to improve the quality of life of our pets.”
– Mayor Gabriel “Gaby” Hernández
Mayor Hernández and Newton