Nashville named one of the least pet-friendly cities

Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 06, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville was named one of the least pet friendly cities across the nation in a recent study by WalletHub.

The study looked at the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to determine pet-friendliness.

Falling at No. 93, Nashville is among cities like Detroit, Michigan, Newark, New Jersey and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cities that topped the list of most pet friendly include Scottsdale, Arizona, Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida and Austin, Texas.

Nashville was given a total score of 33.35 out of 100 points. The city ranks in the mid to high 70s in pet budget, pet health and awareness and outdoor pet friendliness.

Music City also tied with New York City, Washington D.C. and Plano, Texas for cities with the highest veterinary care costs.

WalletHub looked at data comparing veterinary care costs, dog-friendly restaurants per capita, pet friendly hotels, average home square footage, strength of animal protection laws and dog parks per capita, among other metrics.

Memphis was the only other city in Tennessee ranked on the list. It landed in the middle-range at No. 58.