Make pets welcome in your city

Pets help make cities happier, healthier places to live. When you make pets part of city planning and policy, you can make life better for all your constituents. The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program is designed to help.

How to get started

Assess your city

The first step to making your city pet-friendly is understanding your strengths and needs. Our city assessment can help.

Learn about the assessment

See what’s at stake

Pets make life better, but there are barriers to pet ownership in many cities. Our playbook explains what pet-friendly places do.

Download the playbook

Get tools to help

The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program includes a model and playbook for pet-friendly cities, our city certification program and free online tools.

Go to tools

Apply for a grant

At different times of year, Mars Petcare and its partners offer grants or other support for cities that are working to be pet-friendly.

Explore opportunities

See what other cities are doing:

These are just some of the cities making life better for people and pets. Stop back for profiles of the cities and their programs, which are being added soon.


See how you can make your city pet-friendly

The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ assessment helps you check your city’s pet-friendliness and choose priorities for the future. Take the Assesment


We’re happy to stay in touch to help as you make your city as pet-friendly as possible.

Thank you!

With the Playbook for Pet-Friendly Cities, you’re on your way to a happier, healthier place for people and pets alike.