I saw your blog and thought you might be interested in our Dog-Friendliness Index (we will publish the Cat-Friendliness Index next month). Nationwide, only 24% of apartments allow dogs, but there is significant variation across cities and states.
· Richmond ranked #65 out of 200 cities in dog-friendliness, with 30% of apartments allowing dogs
·Arlington, TX comes in at the top of the list, with 61% of apartments allowing dogs. Other cities that performed well included Indianapolis (43%), Chicago (42%), Denver (42%) and Seattle (41%).
·East Coast cities don’t appear to be very dog-friendly. Your best bet may be Alexandria or Arlington, where ~35% of apartments allow dogs.
·The best states for renters with dogs are Texas and Colorado; worst are Vermont, New York, and Rhode Island.
You can access the full data at this link. We also have data on which cities and states have the highest concentration of pet owners, and will release that soon. Please let me know if you have any questions.