Glendale recognized for being dog friendly

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When it comes to man’s best friend, few cities are a better place to live than Glendale.

Dog Fancy Magazine recently ranked the West Valley city the regional runner-up in the Southwest in its 2013 DogTown USA ranking.

Dog Fancy Magazine notes that Glendale has two special dog parks that offer agility equipment, an annual Dog Days of Summer event, and several restaurants with patio seating for pets.

There are also several dogs in Glendale that work for various programs throughout the community.

“This information reflects an emerging travel trend, showing the importance of outreach to visitors who travel with their favorite canine companion. For example, 78 percent of pet owners choose a hotel due to its pet-friendly policies, and the Glendale CVB offers a list of pet-friendly hotels in the area,” said Lorraine Pino, Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau manager.

To read more about Glendale’s dog-friend amenities, pick up the September issue of Dog Fancy Magazine.