Huntington Beach is known to people around the world as Surf
City USA because of its wide sandy beaches, historic pier surfing competitions
and consistent swells. For dog lovers and dogís alike the city goes by another name: DogTown USA!
to the readers of Dog Fancy Magazine, itís official: Huntington Beach has been
chosen as the most dog-friendly mid-size city in America in recognition of its
commitment to making the city a true pooch paradise.
Each year, Dog Fancy Magazine calls for readers to submit nominations for what
they believe to be Americaís most dog-friendly cities.
The criteria used to select the winning dog friendly cities include:
Plenty of dog-friendly open spaces and dog parks
Events celebrating dogs and their owners
High vet-to-dog ratios
Abundant pet supply and other services
Municipal laws that support and protect all pets