Work, play and live pet⁠-⁠friendly.

Pets don’t just make their owners happier and healthier; they also make the cities in which they live better too. Austin Pet Friendly promotes the benefits being pet-friendly can provide for renters, employees and communities in Austin, TX.

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Why pets matter


dog owners who say having a dog gives them companionship or love


people who say having a dog is good for their health or their family's health


people who think of their dog as being like a child or family member


people who say having a dog relaxes them or relieves stress

Pet-friendly dining,
no doggie bag needed.

Take advantage of what Austin has to offer you and your pet — find pet-friendly shopping and dining in your neighborhood.

Find out how your city can be more welcoming to pets.

Pet-friendly cities don't just happen by accident. They are the result of careful planning and the concerted efforts of city officials, residents, and local businesses.

Mars Petcare's Better Cities for Pets™ program will help you assess your city's strengths and areas for improvement when it comes to pet-friendly policies as well as guide you through the steps for making your city more attractive to both pets and their owners.

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