Sheboygan, WI

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 Sheboygan a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2022, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, scored especially well in the Parks and Business traits of our pet-friendly cities model.

Among other attractions for pet parents, the community includes a dog run that’s free to use and open daily from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. and dogs are welcome on the beach at Lake View Park.

A dog sitting in the grass on the beach next to Lake Michigan

The community boasts pet-friendly local businesses like 3 Sheeps Brewing, which welcomes leashed dogs that do well around other people and pets. Mayor Sorenson also touts the city’s pet-friendly downtown and parklet.

Sheboygan received a 2021 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program grant for an initiative to help pets and pet parents spend meaningful time together in the community. The project includes installing signage, waste stations and water fountains in public spaces, as well as increasing awareness about local shelters, parks and pet-friendly businesses.

Sheboygan’s Mayor on Being Pet Friendly

“We are excited to be a pet-friendly community. Making our community more accessible to pets and pet owners helps improve the quality of life for our city. We are so lucky to have many community partners that we are working with to make this happen. So many residents across Sheboygan include their pets in their families.”

– Mayor Ryan Sorenson

Mayor Sorenson kneeling with a St. Bernard on the grass

Mayor Sorenson with a St. Bernard

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