Dog-Friendly St. Louis Missouri
St. Louis is located at the intersection of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. Long before the country had airports, highways or trains St. Louis was a crossroads city. Boats from the Missouri or Mississippi heading to the Gulf had to pass here. The city was founded in 1764 by a French trading company led by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau.The city joined the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The city of St. Louis has a current population of about 320,000 but the region boasts 2.5 million residents. St Louis is dog-friendly and is the location of the American Kennel Clubs (AKC) Museum of the Dog.