Tag: Kansas City

Kansas City is Rated 59th Most Dog-Friendly City in the US

Wallet Hub recently ranked 100 US cities on dog-friendliness using 21 relevant metrics across three key dimensions: Pet budget, pet health and wellness, and outdoor pet-friendliness.   Scottsdale AZ, was the highest-ranked city, with a score of 65.93 out of 100.  Newark, NJ, was the lowest ranked city, coming in with a score of only 38.89. Kansas City came out in the middle of the pack at number 59, with a score of 47.71.  Our city did well in the pet budget category, with a rank of 19.  On the flip side, KC ranked very low in the areas of Pet health and wellness  (#80) and outdoor pet friendliness (#62).  Pet health and wellness was assessed by several important indicators, including veterinarians per capita, pet-friendly restaurants per capita, pet-friendliness of the rental market, and the strength of animal protection laws.  Outdoor-pet friendliness was assessed by indicators including weather, dog parks per capita, parkland as share of city area, walk score, and pet-friendly trails per capita.

Pets are an important part of family life, and pet owners are increasingly looking at pet-friendliness when choosing a place to live.  If Kansas City is to remain a competitive, growing, and vibrant urban center, it will need to become a more welcoming home for both people and pets.


Central Veterinary Conference in KC

Did you know that every August thousands of veterinarians from the Midwest and beyond converge on Kansas City to learn about the newest treatments for your pets? The Central Veterinary Conference brings vets and experts together for a long weekend of seminars.

Every year your veterinarian attends continuing education events such as this to continuously improve your pet’s care.

Welcome to the KC Pet Collective! Join us!

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The KC Pet Collective will be your home for all the news, reviews, and resources to help you and your pet make the most of what Kansas City has to offer. More of us than ever before are moving into pet-friendly neighborhoods, homes, and apartments. Pets are here to stay and make our lives richer every day.   The KC Pet Collective aims to provide an online community where pet lovers can connect with each other and discover new opportunities to learn and play.