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Virginia ranks #6 nationally in dog-friendliness scorecard

Rhode Island tops the nation, followed by Connecticut and Delaware

Virginia is the sixth most dog-friendly state in the US, according to new research.

The canine experts at Showsight Magazine have analyzed the number of vets, parks and green spaces, pet stores, dog-friendly laws and legislation, the presence of pet services such as doggy daycare and groomers, as well as dog-friendly hotels and restaurants, to reveal the most (and least) dog-friendly states in the US.

Rhode Island came in on top, followed by Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Following Virginia to round out the top 10 were New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland.

You can find the full research here: .