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Lexington ranked 4th most pet-friendly city

Louisville ranked 29th

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2016) — Lexington is the nation’s fourth most pet-friendly city, among the largest 100 cities in the U.S., according to 2016’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities, created by WalletHub. Louisville was ranked 29th.

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 1.36.29 PMCities were ranked based on three categories: Pet Budget; Pet Health & Wellness; and Outdoor Pet Friendliness. Lexington received a score of 60.94, trailing only Orlando (63.42); Birmingham, Ala. (63.11); and Tampa (62.51). Louisville scored 51.27.

Cities were ranked by:

Pet Budget – Total Points: 25

  • Veterinary Care Costs
  • Minimum Pet-Care Provider Rate per Visit
  • Dog-Insurance Premium

Pet Health & Wellness – Total Points: 50

  • Number of Veterinarians per Capita
  • Number of Pet Caretakers per Capita
  • Number of Pet Businesses per Capita
  • Pet-Friendliness of Rental Market
  • Number of Pet-Friendly Restaurants per Capita
  • Percentage of Pet-Friendly Hotels
  • Number of Pet Meetup Groups per Capita
  • Average Home Square Footage
  • Percent of Single-Family Detached Households
  • Percent of Occupied Housing Units with One or Fewer Occupants per Room
  • Number of Animal Shelters per Capita

Outdoor Pet-Friendliness – Total Points: 25

  • WalletHub “Weather” Ranking
  • Number of Dog Parks per Capita
  • Walk Score
  • Number of Pet-Friendly Trails per Capita
  • Number of Dog Shows per Capita