It’s March Madness and I’ve stopped taking my anti-psychotic meds.
Time to decide the Best City for Pet Travelers.
Let the Trash Talking Begin
I’m promoting Philadelphia as the Best City for Pet Travelers in the Go Pet Friendly brackets. And amazingly, I’m currently down in the voting against North Conway, New Hampshire (where?).
And that’s a barking shame.
Because how could anyone believe North Conway (where?) has more to offer dogs and their people than Philadelphia? Actually, who considers North Conway (where?) with a population of 2300 people a city at all? I’d call that more of a busy night at a club.
Let me convince you to head over to the brackets to vote for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Attracts a Diversity of Dogs
North Conway is a lovely town. If your favorite flavor is vanilla. According to the 2010 census, 95% of the people of North Conway (where?) are vanilla. I wonder how diverse their dog population is?
Philadelphia is one of the most diverse cities in the United States in many different ways. It’s a leading destination for immigrants and attracts citizens of all races, ethnicities, and social classes.
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods.
You can enjoy the flavor Spinone Italianos and Neapolitan Mastiffs bring to South Philadelphia. Hipster mutts populate Northern Liberties. Elegant Greyhounds represent the class and refinement of the Main Line and Society Hill. While pit mixes can be found anywhere as befitting the dog, who, like Rocky, won’t be held back.
No matter who you want to hang out with, you’ll find them in Philly. And the next day, you can hang with someone else.
Friends are easy to find walking down the street or online.
Philly Dogs Are Wired
Yes, Philadelphia dogs have their own website, full of useful information, links to rescues, and information about dog friendly businesses (including the down low on bars that allow dogs inside (shhhh! don’t tell the health department).
I don’t know if North Conway (where?) even has high-speed internet.
I guess the only way to know if one of their bars (do they have any bars?) allows dogs is to walk in with yours and wait to be thrown out.
Philly Dogs are Sophisticated and Athletic
If you like climbing rocks, you might enjoy North Conway (where?) with your dogs. But if you like spending time with your dog without peeing in the woods, you’re better off in Philadelphia.
With the largest urban park in the world, you’ll get all your exercise. But you’re close enough to find a gourmet lunch. And Fairmount Park has fun for both you and your dog. Stinky dead things in the leaves and temporary art installations. Chatty squirrels just asking to be chased paired with stunning views of the city.
Never get to the park because there are so many fun things to do just outside your hotel room? You’ll still get plenty of exercise.
As the Fifth Most Walkable City in the U.S. according to Walk Score, you have access to the most pet friendly form of transportation ever. What more could anyone want?
Vote for Philadelphia as the Best City for Pet Travelers
I have lots more to tell you about how great Philadelphia is for pet travelers. But you’ll only hear about it if you vote for Philadelphia in the Go Pet Friendly brackets.
I’d say that all 40 of the people who have heard of North Conway (where?) have voted.
So it’s up to you. Go. Vote. Now.
Have you been to Philadelphia? What would you most like to do with your dog there?
Photo Credit: The Happy Dog in front of Old City Pizzeria was photographed by Jasen Miller. It is available from Flickr under a Creative Commons license.