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2022’s Purrfect Cities for Cat Lovers

Cats aren’t for everybody, however those that love them actually love them. Cat folks will put up with absolutely anything to maintain their feline overlords blissful.

However the place are the most effective locations for these long-suffering pals of felines to name dwelling?

To mark Worldwide Cat Day on Aug. 8, LawnStarter ranked 2022’s Greatest Cities for Cat Lovers.

We in contrast the 200 largest U.S. cities throughout 14 components, akin to vet entry, price of cat sitting, and cat-friendly rental properties.

Discover out which cities me-wowed us (or landed on the backside of the litter field) beneath, adopted by some highlights and lowlights. (Click on right here to see the place your metropolis ranks.)

Greatest Cities for Cat Lovers, in rating order

1 Orlando, FL
2 Scottsdale, AZ
3 Knoxville, TN
4 Fort Lauderdale, FL
5 Fort Collins, CO
6 Salem, OR
7 Richmond, VA
8 Las Vegas, NV
9 Savannah, GA
10 Murfreesboro, TN

Worst Cities for Cat Lovers, in rating order

1 Detroit, MI
2 Dawn Manor, NV
3 Newark, NJ
4 Paterson, NJ
5 Paradise, NV
6 Brownsville, TX
7 Hialeah, FL
8 Bridgeport, CT
9 Springfield, MA
10 Laredo, TX
Highlights and Lowlights:

Orlando: The Most Magical Place on Earth for Cats, Too: Mickey Mouse higher be careful — Orlando, Florida, is the U.S. cat capital for the second yr in a row. What’s it that makes O-City extra like Meow-City? It got here in first place for the variety of cat sitters and boarding choices and second place in pet shops and cat-friendly resorts.

And for these cat lovers who don’t have area for a kitty of their very own, Orlando has loads of cat cafes (coming in at No. 4) the place anybody can cease by for a snack, drink, and snuggle with the free-roaming, adoptable cats who name the cafe dwelling (for now).

De-clawed Detroit: This yr, Detroit appears to be the worst metropolis for cat lovers. The paw-blem is a extreme lack of entry to adoptable cats and sources. Detroit ranked within the backside 50 in 12 out of 14 components, akin to animal shelters, cat sitters, and veterinarians.

As you may see, it isn’t straightforward to personal a cat in Detroit. It isn’t low cost, both. Motown has the second-highest common price for cat sitting, Twelfth-highest cat insurance coverage premium, and thirty seventh costliest common resort pet price. Charges for these companies are increased in Detroit than a lot of the different cities on our listing.

Californian Cat Crusaders: No California cities made it into our high 10 this yr, however the Golden State remains to be an important place for animal rights activists who need to be a voice for homeless, weak kitties that want love essentially the most.

Santa Rosa and Pasadena are the highest two huge cities within the nation for entry to animal shelters. Assistance is most desperately wanted in city-run shelters in Los Angeles, the place the present volunteer power is struggling to maintain up with all of the animals of their care, together with litters of kittens deserted in bins on the shelters’ entrance doorways.

Our full rating and evaluation can be found right here:

Please attain out if in case you have any questions on our research or wish to interview our dog-loving and cat-tolerating editor-in-chief, Jeff Herman.

Whether or not you’re an enthusiastic cat lover or a begrudging cat roommate, give the kitties in your life just a little additional love (in cat language: additional treats) to have fun Worldwide Cat Day this yr.


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