Austin, TX is one of the most dog-friendly cities nationwide. According to the Austin American Statesman, Austin has "60 local dog-friendly hotels and 200-plus restaurants; almost 40 day cares, dozens of dog walkers, sitters and trainers. Plus untold numbers of Austin businesses, including groomers and bakeries, that cater to dogs and their owners. '' According to the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Austin has the highest number of vets per capita in the state.
Dogs are more than just pets they are now considered a family member. Which is why the need for something like a daycare for pups is needed. It seems like everywhere you go in Austin there happens to be a doggy daycare facility near. People don't think twice about waking up early to drop off their furry one before work then picking them up after. These facilities range about $20-$30/day which is about $400-$600/month. A hefty price when you think about the annual price of $4800-$7200.
Austin even has places to take your dog for yoga. Austin Doga has sessions for you and your special furry one. These sessions are about $22/group session. This doggy yoga is sill new to the nation. Austin seems to be the leader in dog innovations, seems fitting for one of the top leading dog friendly cities in the nation. This type of service has caught on, its moving to California and then moving across country all the way to New York City. Seems like if your a dog and aren't in the ATX already moving to Austin would be the best possible scenario.