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. Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2023, Carson City, Nevada scored especially well in the Parks trait of our pet-friendly cities model.
“Our pet friendly businesses, great veterinarians, animal focused non-profits, strong partnership with the Nevada Humane Society, and dog friendly parks, trails and open space are just a few examples of the pet friendly spirit that brought this certification to Carson City,” said Carson City Supervisor Lisa Schuette. “Family pets are an important part of this community, and I want to thank everyone who helped to make Carson City a ‘Better Cities for Pets’ community.”
Carson City’s Mayor on the Importance of Pets
“Carson City, Nevada takes immense pride in its recent certification as a ‘Better Cities for Pets’ community, making it a standout among cities for pets. Our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment for pets stems from recognizing their remarkable impact on the quality of life in our city. Pets provide companionship, reduce stress, and promote physical activity, enhancing the well-being of our residents. Our parks, trails, and pet-friendly establishments cater to the needs of both furry friends and their owners, ensuring a harmonious coexistence. By embracing pets, we’ve cultivated a sense of community, encouraging social interactions and fostering responsible pet ownership. This certification symbolizes our dedication to creating a wholesome and vibrant city where pets are not just accepted but celebrated as integral members of our close-knit community.”
– Mayor Lori Bagwell