HOBOKEN – Maybe it’s not so “wuff” being a dog in Hoboken.
Bella Dog Magazine named Hoboken the top dog friendly city in the country in its annual top 10 list for 2011.
The criteria used included the “walkability” of a city, the amount of dog parks, the number of dog businesses, as well as the local laws in place to protect animals.
Here’s what the magazine had to say about Hoboken:
Baby strollers and dogs are plentiful in this city full of young professionals and commuters. WalkScore(TM) rated Hoboken as the #1 walkable city in the country. The Humane Society ranked New Jersey #1 for having the most harsh dog fighting penalties. Hoboken squeezed four dog parks into the mile-square city and has many dog boutiques for spoiling your pooch. Nearly every restaurant has outdoor seating.
Hoboken just had its 7th Annual Hoboken Pet Parade & Fair hosted by the Hoboken Historical Museum. The Hoboken Dog Association also organizes many other great events as well. Not enough for you in Hoboken? Carry the small one in a pet bag or cage on the PATH Train to the West Village in New York (number #10 on our list) in only 7 minutes! To see the full report, click HERE.
Is your dog happy in Hoboken? You or your dog should leave a comment below! -- Ray Smith