The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) has helped Tucson gain the top spot in the PetSmart/Pet360.com Top City for Pets contest. The nominated destinations make pet-friendliness a priority, with top-tier lodging, restaurants, and activities for pets and their owners.
"(Tucson) has approximately 30 pet-friendly restaurants, six off-leash areas and 90 pet-friendly hotel options," the website said. "With around 350 sunny days a year, Tucson is one of the sunniest cities in the U.S., which makes it a great place to go explore some of the many outdoor areas available to all pups." As part of the reward for winning the national contest, HSSA will receive $5,000 and a donation of 50,000 meals for its pets.
Watch a video about City of Tucson dog parks via "Sierra Says" on Tucson 12.