Tampa Has More Pet-Friendly Listings Than St. Petersburg and Clearwater

In Zumper’s ranking of the Most Pet Friendly Cities in the U.S. for the year 2016, St. Petersburg was No. 1 and Tampa was No. 5.

Zumper, an apartment and house rental website, said that it used three measures to rank 95 U.S. cities:
– Percentage of Zumper listings
– Cost of dog and cat insurance premiums and number of veterinarians, pet stores and pet restaurants.

There are various different types of Puppy Food available on the market, and it’s entirely up to you which one you choose to feed to your puppy. The two most popular choices of food are either wet food or dry food, but there are also a few alternative options such as the raw food diet, which are now becoming more, and more popular.

Dry Puppy Food is easily available in most pet supply stores, and it comes in many varieties. Many owners decide to use dry Puppy Food because there is little or no odor and it tends to create less of a mess! Dry food is also easy to store, and when purchased in large quantities can often work out to be the cheapest option. If you do decide to use dry Puppy Food it is advisable to make sure the food you are using has all the necessary vitamins your puppy needs such as protein, vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates. It may be necessary to add a little hot water whilst for weaning puppies onto raw, so the puppy gets used to the consistency.

Wet Puppy Food is also readily available and as with the dry feed can be suited to your pocket. However some people prefer using wet puppy feed as not only does it look more edible in either the meaty variety and pate variety it also has a stronger odor which some owners say is more interesting for the puppy. Which ever variety of wed food you choose, tins, pouches, premium or bargain, you must ensure that the food is suitable for puppies and have the correct vitamins for your puppies needs.

Home Cooked Puppy Food means that you are choosing exactly which foods your puppy eats and this has to include everything from meats, Fish, vegetables and pulses. If you choose to go down this road there are advantages and disadvantages because obviously you have not got the convenience of just opening a tin and you need to work out a diet which is full of nutrients for your puppies development and you may need to give supplements for your puppies diet. However, the advantage is that you know exactly what your dog is eating, and tests have shown that this type of diet can be really healthy for your new puppy.

Raw Puppy Food is a more controversial way of feeding your puppy as many people are concerned about feeding raw bones and meats also fish to their puppies. However, there are many people who believe, and have often proved that this way of feeding dogs is safe and healthy. The raw food diet is often appealing as its tents to be a much cheaper way of feeding, however as often is the case with alternative diets, there is quite a bit more work involved. The best supplier for buying your raw bones and carcasses is often your local butcher but you can also buy raw food from commercial and wholesale suppliers and freeze it for your convenience.

– Number of dog parks, percentage of city devoted to parkland, WalkScore, and number of pleasant days per year

St. Petersburg ranked No. 1 largely because of the high percentage of its cat friendly listings, veterinarians, pet restaurants and pet stores.

But good news for Tampa homeowners or pet lovers looking for Tampa homes, it’s TAMPA that has the highest number and percentage of pet friendly listings among the three major cities of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area: Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. We looked at My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service’s active residential listings in these cities as of July 26, 2016, and we found these:

TAMPA has 70% of its active listings pet-friendly. Out of 2,592 active listings, 1,813 allowed pets.

Clearwater has 69% of its active listings pet-friendly. Out of 1,029 active listings, 713 allowed pets.

St. Petersburg has 60% of its active listings pet-friendly. Out of 2,197 active listings, 1,324 allowed pets.

The above number of listings include single-family homes, condos, townhouses, villas, mobile homes, half-duplexes and condotels.

Of the listings that specified the sizes of pets allowed, listings that allowed small-sized pets were the biggest in number. Small-sized pets were specified in 118 listings in Tampa, 309 listings in St. Petersburg and 186 listings in Clear water.

In Zumper’s ranking of the Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the U.S., here are the Top 20:

1      ST. PETERSBURG, Florida
2      Seattle, Washington
3      Portland, Oregon
4      Arlington, Virginia
5     TAMPA, Florida
6     New Orleans, Louisiana
7     Albuquerque, New Mexico
8     Atlanta, Georgia
9    Sacramento, Californai
10  Austin, Texas
11  St. Louis, Missouri
12  Washington, D.C.
13  Denver, Colorado
14  Richmond, Virginia
15  Jersey City, New Jersey
16  Minneapolis, Minnesota
17  ORLANDO, Florida
18  Fremont, California
19  Cincinnati, Ohio
20  Chicago, Illinois

Of the top 95 U.S. Cities ranked by Zumper, only five Florida cities were listed:

No.  1     St. Petersburg
No.  5     TAMPA
No. 17   Orlando
No. 48   Miami
No. 91  Jacksonville