Tuscaloosa named among top 20 fastest-growing dog friendly cities

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Maple says roll tide! (Amanda Teasley)

Zillow and Rover have teamed up to determine the top 20 cities attracting dog owners and it’s no surprise that Tuscaloosa made the list alongside other booming cities like Charleston, Denver and Chicago. With plenty of dog friendly restaurants, trails and parks, Tuscaloosa is the perfect place for dog parents!

Tuscaloosa named among top 20 fastest-growing dog friendly cities

According to PR Newswire, pet ownership has soared since the pandemic and 72% of pet owners say it is important to live in a pet friendly area. Zillow home trend expert Amanda Pendleton says that “More renters now report owning at least one pet, compared to 2020. Like recent movers on the whole, they appear to be seeking out more space and relative affordability in places where they can get a fenced backyard or room for a doghouse.” Luckily, Tuscaloosa has plenty of places that will happily welcome your pups.

Explore the outdoors with your furry friend

Tuscaloosa is the perfect place to get outside and explore with your pup. Lake Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and Hurricane Creek Park are all dog friendly. Your pets will be living their best lives.

Stop by Black Warrior Brewing for some treats

Four legged friends are more than welcome at Black Warrior Brewing. Stop by for happy hour and enjoy a beer while your pups are spoiled with their spent grain dog treats.

Grab your pup and head to The Free

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Innisfree is a hit among Tuscaloosa natives and their pets. You can’t go to Innisfree without seeing four-legged friends all around the patio. Your dog will have just as much fun as you!

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