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Buffalo Gets High Marks In Dog-Friendly Department

If you’re a dog owner, then you will be happy to know that Buffalo gets high rankings when it comes to dog-friendly cities. From walkability to the cost of a vet visit, to the number of dog parks (per 100K residents), has ranked US cities and placed Buffalo in the top 20.

As I took a gander at the stats earlier this morning, I was suddenly struck by the fact that later today there is a fundraiser being held for one of our dog parks. The event takes place at Flying Bison Brewery and is intended to raise money for the Bark Park @ Black Rock Canal Park.

Buffalonians love their dogs. We have a festival dedicated to our furry friends. And pet parades, and meet-ups and organized walks. The parks are full of them, and you can’t walk down a city block without running into packs of them. It’s good to hear that we ranked so high when it comes to our love of canines.

Gandhi once said that you can judge a nation by the way that it treats its animals. Unfortunately in the larger scheme of things, the US gets low grades in that department. But when it comes to cities and resident pets, there’s something to be said for Buffalo being recognized for our dog-friendly assets. Here are the rankings. Following is the info for the Bark Park fundraiser…

Dog Fundraiser 2014 quarter


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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