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 2019, Gresham, Oregon scored especially well in the Shelters and Parks traits of our pet-friendly cities model. The city also is known for its efforts to make pets welcome in businesses and workplaces.
One of the city’s most pet-friendly features is the dog park within its flagship Main City Park. The park features a playground, baseball fields, open green space, a Japanese garden and the dog park. The park is also adjacent to the Springwater trail so, residents can enjoy a walk or run with their dogs and the beautiful natural scenery.
“Gresham is honored to become the first city in the Northwest to be certified as a ‘BETTER CITY FOR PETS.’ In Gresham, we are committed to an inclusive city, a city where our residents, visitors and their loved ones (including their pets) feel safe and welcome wherever they may go. We are pleased to be named as a certified city in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ initiative in recognition of making Gresham a pet-friendly city.”
– Mayor Shane Bemis
We’re happy to stay in touch to help as you make your city as pet-friendly as possible.
With the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier place for people and pets alike.