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Montgomery ‘best in show’ for dog-loving tourists

National consumer advocacy organization names Montgomery a top dog in Top City to Visit with Your Dog in 2019

Post Date:08/14/2019 3:00 PM

MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s capital city hasn’t gone to the dogs, but the dogs are coming to Montgomery – literally. With bone-ified credentials stemming from dedicated off-leash dog parks, agility courses and plenty of places for pups to run, walk or play, Montgomery was recently named a top city to visit with your dog by Reviews.com, a leading consumer advocacy organization.

The new report details the top cities that are home to the most dog-friendly destinations. Montgomery was featured within the top 15% of cities nationwide for its combined ranking on the best amenities and outdoor activities for traveling with your dog. Researchers from Reviews.com assessed data provided by TripAdvisor and Touropia to create the list.

"Montgomery again leads the pack as a doggone good place to have a great time,” Montgomery Director of Public Information and External Affairs Michael Briddell said. “This is truly the kind of pawsitive attention we lap up because we are dogged and determined to sustain our booming tourism sector by ensuring the Capital of Dreams remains the pick of the litter for tourists the world over.”

Reviews.com analyzed cities on a strict criterion that includes the number of dog parks, trails and nearby dog-friendly beaches; the amount of dog-friendly restaurants; options for dog-friendly lodging; availability of dog daycare; as well as nearby veterinarians or emergency clinics.

"Using seven different factors, we wanted the data to extend beyond the availability of vets and lodging to ensure these destinations were as dog-friendly as possible. The aim was to allow for amenities and activities to influence our top picks as much as the necessities. After all, if you’re traveling all this way with your pet, the idea is to make memories with them," says Tyler Epps, researcher for Reviews.com.

Reviews.com’s experience providing authoritative reviews on both products and services puts the site in a unique position to provide a comprehensive guide for consumers ensuring they find a destination that facilitates fun for fido and the family.

The full report and methodology can be found here: https://www.reviews.com/best-dog-travel/.

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