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Tucson named America's best city for pet owners by Forbes

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If you have a furry friend at home, you're in the right place, according to Forbes. The outlet has named Tucson as the nation's best city for pet owners.

Forbes looked at four main categories to create the rankings: dog veterinary cost, cat veterinary cost, veterinary access and pet-friendly spaces.

Out of 91 cities, Tucson earned its chops by having the third-most vet offices per 10,000 establishments.

Forbes' Top 10 Best Cities for Pet Owners
  1. Tucson, Arizona
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Nashville, Tennessee
  4. Wichita, Kansas
  5. Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. Plano, Texas
  7. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  8. Kansas City, Missouri
  9. Louisville, Kentucky
  10. Glendale, Arizona

Both cat and dog owners will be happy to hear Tucson sports the 10th-lowest veterinary costs in the country, including vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries, office visits and dental cleanings.

There is more Arizona representation on the list: Glendale also makes an appearance in the rankings at No. 10.

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Emma Miller is a producer for KGUN 9. Originally from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Emma graduated from Fordham University in 2021 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. In April 2021, Emma became the first woman researcher in MLB and NHL Network history. She joined the KGUN 9 family in August 2022 after falling in love with Tucson.