Study ranks the best & worst U.S. cities for pets

How hospitable is your city to pets? According to WalletHub.com, a social network dedicated to helping people make sound financial decisions, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the best city in the U.S. for four-legged friends.

In ranking the 100 cities in America, the site used three primary factors with 14 corresponding sub-categories — budget (veterinary costs, dog insurance); healthcare and wellness (such as pet-friendly hotels and restaurants); and outdoor (parks, trails, weather) — to determine the standing of each area.

The top 10 cities are as follows:

Rank: City/State: Budget: Healthcare/Wellness: Outdoor:
1 Cincinnati, Ohio 3 8 16
2 Las Vegas, Nevada 19 17 6
3 Scottsdale, Arizona 95 1 16
4 Irvine, California 70 2 26
5 Sacramento, California 39 15 4
6 Atlanta, Georgia 17 6 39
7 Tampa, Florida 58 14 2
8 St. Louis, Missouri 13 21 25
9 Orlando, Florida 51 5 38
10 Glendale, Arizona 61 4 41

The top 100 overall rankings are reflected on the interactive map below (the smaller the circle, the higher the rank):

WalletHub

Map courtesy of WalletHub

The complete list of 100 cities and rankings in the sub-categories can be found at WalletHub.com.

Sources: WalletHub, AZCentral