Best places for pets

California ranks fourth among most pet-friendly states

California ranked high among states deemed most friendly for pets, according to a recent survey conducted by Safewise, which considered anti-abuse laws; pet-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities; as well as the number of “no-kill” shelters and veterinarians in each state, among other criteria. The Golden State was named the fourth most pet-friendly state, trailing neighboring Oregon, which placed first and was lauded for its anti-abuse laws and pet-friendly establishments. “California has the most veterinarians in the country,” according to the survey. “[California] is also home to 500 dog parks, 81 dog-friendly beaches, and a handful of stunning national parks and monuments. California is also highly protective of abused animals.”

Here are some of the results.