Downtown dogs: Take your pet on a National Dog Day stroll through America’s biggest cities

Canines go cosmopolitan thanks to step-by-step 'walk' guides

Call it “Rex and the City.”

Same goes for Boomer, Dexter and Scout. Whatever you name your best canine friend, the inner city is “in” for our dogs. 

Rover, a Seattle-based company featuring a network of pet sitters and dog walkers, has launched a National Dog Day project focused on taking your dog for a stroll through America’s top urban areas. Dog owners can simply access maps and instructions on Rover Dog’s Day Out page. There you’ll find guides to dog-friendly towns like Seattle, Boston, L.A., Phoenix, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, New York and Washington D.C.

“Dog parents are looking for new and interesting ways to include their dogs in everything they do — whether it’s physical activity, eating, and even shopping,” says Rover CMO Bill Kong.

What’s really great is that not only are you strolling around, superior-like, with your dog, but you get to learn a little something about each place you go since these walks are curated. Simply download your audio guide, video and Google Maps for directions.  Then, enjoy great tidbits of information on each place you visit.

Yes, people (and dogs) do walk in L.A — especially Downtown. (HighKey)

Imagine  a whole day of National Dog Day fun in the sun with your favorite companion. Hike a trail, lounge at a cafe or maybe check out that new dog park in the neighborhood. 

You can also go directly to the Rover website if you need a knowledgeable, local dog walker who can recommend whatever guided walks you like, based on a preview. (We think it makes the whole process more personable, don’t you? Plus, your dog can always use more friends!)

Rover, a Seattle-based company featuring a network of pet sitters and dog walkers, has launched a National Dog Day project focused on taking your dog for a curated stroll through America’s top urban areas

Rover reports that nearly two-thirds of American households own dogs.  With more folks, including both young people and downsizing seniors, returning to the cities, it’s more important than ever to find breathing space in congested areas.  Additionally, dog-owning seniors seem to live longer when they regularly walk their dogs.

“Dog parents are looking for new and interesting ways to include their dogs in everything they do whether it’s physical activity, eating, and even shopping,” says Rover CMO Bill Kong. “Our new Dog’s Day Out guided city walks offer modern dog parents a fun way to explore dog-friendly destinations with their furry best friend.”