BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Certified City Profile: Laguna Niguel, CA

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 Laguna Niguel a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2019, Laguna Niguel, California, scored especially well in the Homes and Parks traits of our pet-friendly cities model. The city stands out for its dedication to making sure people and pets can live and play together.

The mayor, his wife and pets
Mayor John Mark Jennings, his wife, Kelly, and their dogs, Bear and Cooper

Laguna Niguel reports that they have 80 miles of award-winning trails for pets and their humans! In addition, the city has 25 neighborhood parks, six sports parks, two country parks, and an off-leash dog park. With a third of the city preserved as open space, there are plenty of places to walk and play outside with your pet.

Laguna Niguel’s Mayor on Why This Matters

“It is very exciting to be recognized for our pet-friendly programs and policies. Pets enhance not just our physical and emotional health, but help build community and add to the high quality of life here in Laguna Niguel.

– Mayor John Mark Jennings

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