These days they do surveys for about everything. And Hotpads likes to see what trends are going on in cities around the US. One recent survey they did in collaboration with Whistle, shows that Seattle pooches get an average of 76.6 minutes of exercise a day. That sounds pretty good until you see the chart that shows we are number 6 in the country. That's right. We were beat out by our southern neighbors, Portland for the number one position, substantially! Portland doggies get over 90 minutes of exercise per day.
Portland is also leading in the number of dog parks nationally, although Seattle comes in at number two. Maybe in the near future there will be a doggie sport rivalry as well – like our soccer teams the Sounders and the Timbers. We will see.