BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Certified City Profile: Dallas, TX

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.

What Makes Dallas a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2019, Dallas, Texas, scored especially well in the Shelters and Parks traits of our pet-friendly cities model. The city also reports it has many fun pet-friendly places.

Dog in front of Bishop Arts sign
A doggie visitor to Bishop Arts, an active cultural district in Dallas.

Dallas’ Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile running and biking path through some of most of the densely developed areas of the city, is a favorite of Dallas dog owners. After a stroll or jog on a warm Texas day, the trail offers a variety of dog-friendly patios where two and four-legged residents can rest, relax and rehydrate.

Dallas Mayor on the BETTER CITIES FOR PETSRecognition

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson

“The City of Dallas is committed to continuing to build a community that offers its residents and their pets a great quality of life. I am thrilled to see the hard work of Dallas Animal Services, our nonprofit partners, and animal loving residents recognized on a national scale through the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS Program.”

– Mayor Eric Johnson

A dog with the Dallas skyline

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