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The area that is now Albuquerque was occupied by Natives hundreds of years before Europeans came to North America. Some of this history is on display at the Petroglyph National Monument just west of town. The city was named after the Spanish Duke of Alburquerque (the city later dropped the “r”). It was founded as a Spanish colony in 1706 and still has many of the buildings in Old Town that were built in the 1700s. As with most Spanish cities the city was built around a plaza and that plaza remains in Old Town Albuquerque. Albuquerque is very dog-friendly and has been ranked high on many dog-friendly lists in the past. It has very many dog-friendly hotels and has recently benefited from New Mexico passing a law clarifying that dogs may sit with you at patio restaurants. Thus there are more restaurants that are dog-friendly here than ever before.
Phoenix was founded in 1860 in the Salt River Valley and, as it grew, absorbed one town after another. It is now a huge, sprawling city that looks a lot like Los Angeles. There are now three million people in the Phoenix area. Phoenix gets very hot in Summer, with temperatures regularly above 110 degrees F. This is very hot for your dog who can get overheated much quicker than a person can. So temperature must be considered when planning a dog-friendly trip to Phoenix or for the local residents. Winter is Phoenix is excellent, with termperatures that both people and dogs can love. It’s a great time to visit.
San Jose was one of the original Spanish settlements in California and was founded in 1777 by Felipe de Neve. It is now the state’s third largest city and is best known as the center of Silicon Valley and the computer hardware and software industries. In addition to San Jose, the Silicon Valley area consists of Palo Alto and Stanford University, Santa Clara, Mountain View and Sunnyvale and the peninsula cities of San Mateo, Redwood City and San Carlos. The area has a number of very dog-friendly pockets where shops, restaurants and parks welcome your four legged friend.