If you have a pet, how does Maine rank as a pet-friendly state?



Safewise took a look at 2015 data from the Bureau of Labor, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and online pet resources like BringFido.com. Then, they ranked states based on the strictest anti-cruelty laws, highest percentage of no-kill shelters, most pet-friendly hotels and parks, and more.

Here's what made Maine number one according to Safewise:

Vacationland is nothing but a vacation for the pets that live here. We’re happy to see that Maine has no breed restrictions, 76 dog-friendly beaches, hiking trails, and dog parks, and nearly 1,000 pet-friendly hotels. The only thing we’d like to see improved are Maine’s no-kill shelters; about 70 percent euthanize for overcrowding. However, that’s just another great reason to adopt a pet and save a life in Maine—that and the fact that this state doesn’t have any registered dog breeders, so breeders here may not be doing so responsibly or ethically.

Good job Maine. By the way, don't bring a pet to Mississippi...they came in dead last.


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