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Tucson is one of the top places in America for a dog-friendly vacation, study says

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Posted at 9:24 AM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 12:24:25-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A new study is ranking Tucson as one of the best places in America for a dog-friendly vacation. listed Tucson as number 13 with a score of 64.11, highlighting the amount of dog-friendly hotels in the city.

The digital travel company also recognized Tucson for the mount of pet shops and dog-friendly parks and hiking trails.

These locations ranked as the top 10 in America:

  1. Orlando, Fla.
  2. Asheville, N.C.
  3. Boise, Idaho
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  6. Salt Lake City
  7. Portland, Ore.
  8. Birmingham, Ala.
  9. St. Louis
  10. Pittsburgh

Analysts counted the number of pet shops and dog-friendly parks, hiking trails, and hotels. They then gave each category a score using a percentile ranking of the number of facilities per capita.

Finally, weighted and summed the scores to provide a total score between 0 and 100.

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