Chicago,with almost 3 million people, is one of the largest cities in the country. It is situated at the southwest edge of Lake Michigan and thus has a waterfront rivaling that of any coastal city. There are, in fact, 26 miles of lakefront in Chicago. Chicago also has a large suburban area with a vast amount of things to do while visiting with your dog. But the center of a dog-friendly vacation to Chicago will almost certainly be the city, and the downtown area. Chicago is a dog-friendly city and has occupied various rankings in DogFriendly.com’s Top Ten Cities in the United States over the years.