The 25 Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America

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For many people, having a pet is basically the equivalent of having a child. So it's important to live in a place where both you and your fur baby feel welcome. To determine which cities are America's pet-friendliest cities, financial advisory site WalletHub looked at 100 of the largest cities in the U.S. and figured out what it costs to own a pet (including average vet costs); the area's dedication to pet health and wellness (factoring in the number of vets, trainers, and caretakers as well as the abundance of pet-friendly restaurants and other establishments); and the number of pet-friendly outdoor areas (like dog parks and walking trails).

After determining each city's weighted average, WalletHub then ranked all 100 cities. While Scottsdale, Arizona topped the list, two Florida cities—Orlando and Tampa—took the second and third spots, respectively.

Source: WalletHub

At the other end of the pet-friendly spectrum is Fresno, California, which ranked dead last in WalletHub's rankings (followed by Laredo, Texas and Buffalo, New York). You can read the full list here, but these are the country's 25 most pet-friendly cities. 

  1. Scottsdale, AZ

  1. Orlando, FL

  1. Tampa, FL

  1. Austin, TX

  1. Phoenix, AZ

  1. Las Vegas, NV

  1. Atlanta, CA

  1. St. Louis, MO

  1. Seattle, WA

  1. Portland, OR

  1. San Diego, CA

  1. Albuquerque, NM

  1. Birmingham, AL

  1. Oklahoma City, OK

  1. Raleigh, NC

  1. Colorado Springs, CO

  1. Irvine, CA

  1. Sacramento, CA

  1. Tucson, AZ

  1. Cincinnati, OH

  1. Denver, CO

  1. San Antonio, TX

  1. Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Lexington-Fayette, KY

  1. Fort Worth, TX

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

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Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Treat Your Feline This Holiday Season With Fancy Feast’s Cat Food Advent Calendar

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Fancy Feast/Chewy

In anticipation of the holiday season, many children and adults get to unwrap mini presents each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas day, during what's known as Advent. Though Advent itself dates back to the 4th century, the version we know today, complete with the chocolate-filled calendars, was popularized in the early 1900s. And apparently it's no longer just for humans, because Fancy Feast is letting your feline roommate in on the fun with this unique cat food Advent calendar, now available at Chewy for $23.

For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, your cat will get to enjoy a variety of different wet foods, including favorites like grilled salmon, chicken, and more. There is even a unique ornament included with each calendar featuring a cat in the shape of a heart that can go right onto your tree. (Also, don't be surprised to find your actual cat making its way into the middle of your tree; they're known climbers.)

Now while you enjoy your Advent calendars from brands like LEGO, Funko, and more, your cat will be able to join in on the fun as well. To learn more about Fancy Feast's Feastivites Advent Calendar, head on over to Chewy.

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