A Denver Post survey and Match.com ranked Colorado number-one in the top five dog-loving states. Not surprisingly, Denver has frequently ranked high on lists of the most dog-friendly cities. Rover.com also ranked Denver as number-one, and SmartAsset, a financial consulting company, ranked it as number-three.

Denver has a dog walks, dog parks, and pet-friendly Downtown Denver hotels due to the growing number of pet-friendly neighborhoods. Almost every suburban neighborhood has trails that run throughout it for the residents to use for dog-walking as well as jogging and biking.

National Dog Day

August 26 celebrates this holiday, so be on the lookout for local events in Denver. Interesting fact: women are reported to be 20% more attached to men who have a dog!


Each diverse neighborhood offers a wide variety of amenities and has its own unique charm, flair, and style. If you're looking for a pet-friendly place to settle down, consider one of these recommendations by top-selling realtors® in Denver.


The older sections of Arvada are quite walkable, and the "Olde Town Arvada" is a historic area to browse. This is a far more affordable area than Golden and other communities, and if you work in Denver, it's a convenient location.

Arvada's Off-Leash Dog Park is normally open from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

Washington Park

This is one of Denver’s oldest and easily walkable neighborhoods and is on the east and west side of Washington Park, Denver’s most well-known park. The park itself has 165 acres with two lakes, several flower gardens, and tree-lined paths for dog walkers and fitness enthusiasts.

The homes are a popular choice for families, the active professional, and vibrant retirees. They're mostly early twentieth-century brick bungalows, many of which have been renovated, and custom-built homes that have replaced some of those that were over 100 years old.

Highlands Ranch

This is one of Denver's top family neighborhoods and one of the United States' most populous unincorporated communities. Highlands Ranch is a master-planned Community just 15 miles south of Denver with 2,000 acres of open space, 25 community parks, more than 60 miles of hiking and biking trails, two skate parks, and four recreation centers with lots of activities for adults and children.


This is a historic Gold Rush city that dates back to 1859 when gold seekers, farmers, and merchants settled in the area. There are suburb homes as well as farming and ranch properties that are valued in the millions. The city has more than 1,477 acres of open space, parks, and trails.

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