The personal finance website WalletHub last month released an in-depth report on 2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities, and Phoenix ranked in the top-50 in several categories.

In order to determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 largest cities across 24 key metrics.

Phoenix ranked (per capita) 18th in pet businesses, 25th in pet-friendly hotels, 28th in veterinarians, and 38th in pet caretakers. Surprisingly, Phoenix also ranked third out of the 100 cities reviewed for the number of animal shelters per capita.

The full report is available at


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