The 2018 ranking of the most dog-friendly cities

In 2017, the city of Toulon was crowned French champion of cities where life is good with its dog. In 2018 it is Montpellier which obtains the excellent note of 19.2/20 and which dethrones only the prefecture of the var (83).

In the top 10 we find respectively Montpellier, Toulouse, Nice, Mulhouse, Perpignan, Toulon, Boulogne-Billancourt, Lille, Saint Etienne and Grenoble. Seven of these 10 cities are located in the south of France. So can we deduce that the dogs prefer to live in the sun?

Nothing is less sure. Indeed, the sun is not a criterion taken into account by 30 million friends since the criteria considered in this ranking are:

Accessibility: that is to say the presence of green spaces accessible with or without a leash and access to public transport.

Cleanliness: ie the presence of infrastructures encouraging the collection of droppings and the devices implemented for the cleanliness of the streets.

Awareness and commitment to the cause canine

Population canine

Commercial infrastructure (educatorsveterinarians, pensions)

A bonus if progress has been made compared to previous years

And Montpellier takes the lead in the ranking this year, it’s good because the town hall has made considerable efforts in terms of integrating dogs in the city. In fact, transport is free for dogsgreen spaces are present in number and open to our four-legged friends, a partnership with La Poste has been concluded to reduce the number of bites suffered by the factors.

In order to reduce the number of factors bitten it is also possible to use our services. We organize bite prevention courses and much more for individuals, companies and communities.

The cities where Canibest intervenes are very present in this classification since we find Paris at the 35th place which suffers from its 3/20 obtained concerning the infrastructures related to cleanliness. Saint-Denis (93) is dead last with a meager 7.5/20 overall average, Argenteuil (95) 39th, Montreuil (93) 33th and Boulogne (92) 7th. In the PACA region Toulon is located at 5thplace and Marseille 37th. As for the cities where our franchisees Canibest are installed Bordeaux is ranked 12th thanks in particular to the presence in number of green spaces accessible to dogs and Rennes 30thwith an average of 13.5.

The full ranking:

2018

2017

Cities

Access.

Cleanliness

Sensitization

Engagement

Pop. canine

Infra.

commercial

Mean

General

1

3

Montpellier

20

18,3

20

18

13

19,2

2

17

Toulouse

16,7

19,3

20

18

14

18,7

3

6

Nice

15,3

20

20

18

19

18,4

4

7

Mulhouse

16,3

18,3

20

16

16

18,3

5

2

Perpignan

18

20

17

20

16

18,3

6

1

Toulon

18,7

17,7

20

16

15

18,2

7

8

Boulogne (92)

17,3

18,3

20

14

17

18

8

26

Little

16

17,7

20

16

14

17,9

9

10

Saint Etienne

16

20

20

16

11

17,7

10

5

Grenoble

18,7

16,7

18

14

17

17,4

11

Orléans

14,3

18,3

20

16

16

17,3

12

4

Bordeaux

19,3

17,7

14

26

15

16,7

13

30

Brest

13,3

14

20

18

15

16,4

14

16

Metz

14

15

20

12

18

16,1

15

18

Aix-en-pce

12

13,3

20

20

18

15,8

16

12

Amiens

15

20

12

18

14

15,7

17

13

Nancy

14

20

13

16

16

15,7

18

19

Le Mans

12,7

16,3

18

18

13

15,6

19

22

Tours

16,7

16,3

14

16

15

15,6

20

11

Reims

14,7

17

14

18

16

15,6

21

28

Besancon

15

13,3

19

16

11

15,4

22

9

Dijon

16

13,3

14

18

17

15

23

15

Nantes

12,7

17,7

13

16

15

14,7

24

14

Limoges

13,3

17

12

18

14

14,4

25

24

Caen

9,3

16

16

18

16

14,4

26

St Paul (The meeting)

16,7

5

19

12

15

14,1

27

23

Strasbourg

14,7

14,7

12

16

12

13,8

28

21

Lyon

17,3

8

15

12

13

13,8

29

31

Villeurbanne

8

14

20

14

11

13,7

30

20

Rennes

14

15

11

14

14

13,5

31

Le Havre

10

16

15

18

11

12,8

32

Nîmes

12

16,7

9

20

17

12,6

33

Montreuil

16

8

13

14

13

12,5

34

29

Angers

10

15,3

11

16

13

12,5

35

Paris

15

7

15

12

12

12,3

36

Rouen

11

13,3

11

18

16

11,7

37

27

Marseille

14

12,3

7

18

10

11,6

38

Clermont-Ferrand

14,7

12,7

8

18

14

11,6

39

Argenteuil

10,7

6,3

8

16

14

8,5

40

St denis (Reunion)

10

1,7

12

14

9

7,6

41

St Denis (93)

13,3

6,3

6

10

7

7,5