The 25 Most Cat-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

The top choices were determined by looking into which cities offered the most cat-centered services and which cities had the most cat-friendly homes available for purchase

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Looking for a meow-tropolis to move to with your furry feline friend? This is the list for you!

Trupanion and Redfin have teamed up to create a list of America’s most cat-friendly cities. The pet health insurance company and the real estate brokerage respectively, analyzed 250 U.S. cities to determine which ones really roll out the welcome mats for cats.

To get the Top 25 List, Trupanion analyzed the cat-centered services — perks like cat clinics, shelters and hospitals — and took note of which cities were natural homes to plants that are toxic to felines. Redfin contributed to the analysis by looking at the number of cat-friendly homes — abodes with high ceilings, litter box space and patios — available in each of the cities.

“When choosing a home and neighborhood, homebuyers tend to consider the needs and wants of everyone who will be living in the home, and of course that includes pets,” Redfin’s chief economist, Daryl Fairweather, said in a statement. “Certain homes are better suited to cats, with spaces for the furry family member to lounge and play, and nearby facilities to maintain your cat’s health.”

The city that topped the list, based on these factors, was Corvallis, Oregon. You can see the full list of the 25 most cat-friendly cities in America below. See if your city makes the list, and get more details for each Top 25 city on

  1. Corvallis, Oregon
  2. Spokane, Washington
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Bellingham, Washington
  5. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  6. Raleigh, North Carolina
  7. New York, New York
  8. Dayton, Ohio
  9. Clarksville, Tennessee
  10. San Antonio, Texas
  11. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  12. Eugene, Oregon
  13. Boston, Massachusetts
  14. Allentown, Pennslyvania
  15. Dover, Delaware
  16. Columbus, Ohio
  17. Boise, Idaho
  18. Louisville, Kentucky
  19. Tacoma, Washington
  20. Lincoln, Nebraska
  21. Portland, Oregon
  22. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  23. Knoxville, Tennessee
  24. Santa Rosa, California
  25. Oakland, California
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