To find the most dog-friendly cities, SmartAsset.com looked at such metrics as the number of dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants and shopping centers.
Of Tucson Lauren Perez wrote: Tucson "scores well partially due to its affordable homes. But, of course, the city can offer you and your cuddly canine more than just a nice pad! Making its way up six spots from last year’s ranking, Tucson has the eighth-most dog-friendly shopping centers in the study and over 50 dog-friendly restaurants. Old Pueblo’s desert climate means a low number of rainy days, too, so you and your dog can head out and bask in the sun."
Just don't leave your dog in a hot car or make him or her walk on excruciatingly hot pavement!
Research by SmartAsset.com. Read the full article here.