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Las Vegas ranked second-best city for dogs

Bark Park

Justin M. Bowen

Dogs play as their owners mingle at the Bark Park at Heritage Park in Henderson Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Las Vegas might be one of the best places to live for man's best friend, according to a website review., an online identity manager, said Las Vegas was the second best city to be a dog, behind only Miami.

"The Bright Light City is good for more than gambling, seeing shows, and otherwise spending (or losing) money on things that don't involve Dog," the site said in a blog post written as if it was coming from a dog.

The city ranked in the top 10 in four of the five categories the site used to rank 100 cities, taking:

• Sixth place for number of dog parks,

• Eighth for number of sunny days per year,

• Fifth for pet stores per capita, and

• 10th for veterinarians per capita.

But Sin City came in 57th in the walk score category.

Other cities in the website's top 10 were Tucson, Ariz.; Sacramento, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Honolulu; Tampa, Fla.; St. Louis; and Atlanta.

But for some reason, Las Vegas' neighbors didn't do quite as well. Henderson took the 31st spot on the list and North Las Vegas came in at No. 97, ranking in the bottom 12 cities in every category except sunny days.

Click here to read the blog post.

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