If you’re looking to open a pet groomerie franchise, but don’t know where to start, look no further! We’ve got you covered. After doing some research we’ve put together a list of the most paw-fect cities for a pet groomerie business. These 10 cities have a lot to howl about:
1. Portland, Oregon
Portland has 33 dog parks, leading the nation in dog park per capita ratio. There are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, breweries and hotels. Portland regularly ranks among the top dog-friendly cities in the country. The Knock Back is one of Portland’s more dog-friendly restaurants with year-round access.
2. Tampa, Florida
It’s a dog’s life in Tampa! There are multiple dog- friendly beaches, hotels and bars in Tampa, making it the ultimate destination to open a pet grooming business. Last year, according to a report by WalletHub , Tampa is the most pet-friendly city in the United States! Orlando also made the top 5 on that list.
3. San Diego, California
San Diego ranks as the third most pet-friendly city in the United States, thanks to its numerous parks, pet-friendly restaurants and local pet businesses! During the summertime, San Diego hosts fun dog-friendly events like the Unleashed Surf Dog competition, Doggie Yoga and Pup Paddleboarding.
4. Austin, Texas
It’s no secret that Austin residents are dog lovers! Austin is known for its high numbers of dog-friendly shopping centers and restaurants, allowing canine companionship in more of the places people frequently visit. Austin has 28 dog-friendly shopping centers, more than any other state in the country!
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
You may think Las Vegas is only for gambling and partying, but Sin City is a hidden pet paradise! Dogs occupy more than 6 out of 10 households in Las Vegas, according to Realtor.com. It’s also a known fact that Vegas loves to splurge on their pets; the city ranks seventh among most pampered pet cities in the U.S, based on sales of pet-related items such as dog toys on Amazon.com
6. Saint Petersburg, Florida
This Sunshine City is super pet-friendly! From dog-friendly beaches to dog-friendly restaurants, Saint Petersburg is a pet paradise. Many of the restaurants offer a pup menu and there is even a food truck dedicated to dog treats! They even have a bar downtown Saint Petersburg that has a full bar and a dog park, making Saint Petersburg the perfect place to open a pet groomerie and boutique franchise.
7. San Francisco, California
San Francisco boasts 174 dog-friendly restaurants! All you have to do is decide what food you’re in the mood for and your pup can be right there with you. The City by the Bar has some of the best urban dog playgrounds in the U.S, including Golden Gate Park, with its more than 1,000 acres of green space and four off-leash dog parks! There is also an abundance of dog-friendly beaches.
8. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dogs are welcome in a surprising number of places in Colorado Springs. The cool thing about Colorado Springs is it has more than 10,000 acres of public park space, or almost a tenth of an acre for every fur baby! Colorado Springs may be a small city with an estimated population of 400,000 people and 61,000 dogs. There are also a large number of dog-friendly homes in Colorado Springs.
9. Asheville, North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect playground for your fur babies! With miles of mountain trails to explore, watering holes for splashing around in and plenty of land to run around, your pet will be living it’s best life in Asheville! There are lots of pet-friendly breweries and pet-friendly restaurants in downtown Asheville that you and your pup are bound to love!
10. New York City, New York
New York City is frequently ranked as one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Huffington Post recently named the Big Apple the tenth best city in America for dogs, based on walkability, dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants and bars. Most public parks in New York City allow dogs to be off-leash from 9pm to 9am, making them dog walker hot spots! Brooklyn’s Prospect Park allows off-leash dogs and even has a swimming area for your pup to enjoy.