Jersey City, NJ

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, Jersey City, New Jersey scored especially well in the Parks trait of our pet-friendly cities model.

Jersey City’s Mayor on the Benefits of Pets for Health

“This certification highlights the historic investments we have made to expand our parks and open space citywide, and it showcases our commitment to improving public health and quality of life for all Jersey City residents. Pet ownership is proven to improve one’s mental and physical health, and this directly aligns with our overarching public health goals of improving residents’ health from every aspect.”

– Mayor Steven M. Fulop

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