Recently Austin was voted the # 1 city in the U.S. to be a dog, or maybe it was to have a dog.  Before that, for at least five years, we were ranked # 4 or # 5.  Behind Portland, the nerve! And San Diego, what? 

While we don't have rain-induced over the top greenery and we don't have California beaches, we do make our dogs happier than anyone else does.  Dogs clearly have a special place in our hearts, here deep in the heart of Texas. With more parks, vets, groomers, day care, dog boutiques, events and dog-friendly bars/restaurants/condos/hotels per cap than anywhere else in the country...dogs RULE in Austin.