Toronto ranked one of the top cities in the world for dogs

Sep 16 2020, 10:44 am

Toronto has made it on yet another list, this time in the “Best Cities for Dogs 2020,” and they’ve managed to make it into the top 10.

According to a new study by Coya, Toronto managed to make it right into the top 10 cities as good locations for our furry friends.

Hanging onto ninth place, Toronto scored an easy 88.67 out of 100, reigning as the only Canadian city to land in the best 10.

Coya compared 50 cities and considered what makes a city perfect for dogs which included a multitude of parks, pet stores, vets, and dog-friendly establishments such as hotels and restaurants.

“These all contribute towards a paw-fect dog infrastructure in a city. As any pet owner knows, as much as we love them, doggos can cost a bundle, so the lifetime cost of keeping a dog was also taken into account,” said Coya.

“To paint a picture of how many pups live in each city, we calculated an estimate of dogs per capita for every location. And to determine how responsible dog owners are in each city, we investigated how many dogs are abandoned each year and the official fines for not cleaning up dog mess.”

To finalize their findings, residents in every city were asked to rate dog owners in their area with how responsible they are at cleaning up after their pup.

Toronto’s ratings out of 100 go as follows:

  • 86.07 for Vets/Dogs
  • 98.01 for Pet Stores
  • 74.67 Dog-friendly Restaurants
  • 93.74 for Dog-friendly Hotels
  • 88.85 Dog Parks
  • 98.24 for Abandoned Dogs/Year
  • 87.41 for Dog Waste Fine
  • 76.28 for Dog Waste Survey

For more details as to how each score was conducted, you can check it out on the Coya website.

Recently, Toronto managed to score first place in another ranking across Ontario.

Orkin Canada ranked Toronto as the “rattiest city” as more rodents are being found in homes rather than restaurants and businesses.

As for the pups, only two more Canadian cities made it onto the list, Montreal in 16th place and Vancouver in 29th.

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