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the world’s most widely-read dog magazine, has named Provincetown, Mass., the winner of the 2010 DogTown USA competition, saluting it as America’s most dog-friendly city.
This year’s contest, sponsored by Wahl® Clipper Corp., named the Top 40 dog-friendly cities across the U.S. in honor of Dog Fancy’s 40th anniversary celebration.
The criteria used to select the winning city include plenty of dog-friendly open spaces and dog parks, events celebrating dogs and their owners, ample veterinary care, abundant pet supply and other services, and municipal laws that support and protect all pets.
“All dog owners know of a few local shops or restaurants that allow dogs, but it is remarkable to have an entire town where virtually every establishment opens its doors to dogs – even the bank,” says Ernie Slone, Dog Fancy editor. “Where else can you take your dog along for a whale-watching or sunset cruise, walk miles of off-leash scenic beaches year-round and enjoy one of the nation’s finest dog parks? Provincetown nearly swept our major awards this year, with its Pilgrim Bark Park finishing at No. 2 in our national ratings of dog parks.’’
From Provincetown Tourism Director, Bob Sanborn: “Since the Mayflower first dropped anchor in Provincetown Harbor, “P-Town” has evolved into the ultimate canine resort, offering pet-friendly lodging, dining, shopping and activities. We are proud to be recognized by Dog Fancy as America’s most dog-friendly town.”
Rounding out the top 10 cities:
• Carmel, Calif.
• Madison, Wis.
• Benicia, Calif.
• Fort Bragg, Calif.
• Lincoln City, Ore.
• San Diego, Calif.
• Virginia Beach, Va.
• Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Salem, Ore.
For the complete story on DogTown USA and to see which cities made the list, pick up the September issue of Dog Fancy, on newsstands July 27, 2010.
Related articles: GAY MARRIAGE in Ptown .
As the official start to summer quickly approaches this weekend, the coastal resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts begins a season of historic milestones, cultural festivals and more. And many gays will flock to PTOWN to get married.
Since the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts in 2004, Provincetown has earned the distinction of “the place to get married,” issuing more than 2,000 marriage licenses to date.
Today, Provincetown may be the easiest place to get married as the Town Clerk recently announced the ability to file applications for marriage licenses on Fridays. Given Provincetown’s beautiful seaside setting, colorful environment and consistent rating as the premier gay destination in America, it makes for an ideal wedding spot.
Provincetown has always been many things to many people. A charming New England fishing village, with piers jutting out into the harbor. A bustling art colony of revelry and romance. Here individualism has long been prized. Provincetown has always danced to its own rhythm, and today its music is louder and prouder than ever before.
WOMENS WEEKENDS , BEAR WEEKENDS , GAY FAMILIES WEEKENDS and More, there is something for everyone here. Voted BEST RESORT TOWN many times, here you’ll find young sweethearts discovering love for the first time and more seasoned couples marking thirty, forty or fifty years. Two moms or two dads might push by with their strollers. Leathermen, bears, dykes on bikes, transgendered folk, and lots of shirtless hunky boys—you’ll spy them all moving easily in the mix. No matter what scene you’re looking for, you can find it.