Pet-Friendly Community

The Pet-Friendly Community Committee wants to know how pet-friendly you believe our community is. The questions below are based on the US Conference of Mayor's Pet-Friendly City Assessment. The assessment includes four sections: Parks, Shelters, Homes, and Businesses.

Please answer each question to the best of your knowledge, with 1=Strongly Disagree and 9=Strongly Agree.

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* 1. Shelters are warm and welcoming to encourage adoption.

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Pets are comfortable at our city’s shelters and have room to play.
Adoptable pets are readily available for viewing and interaction.
Shelter signage is welcoming and makes it easy to figure out where to go.
Shelters have separate areas for owner surrenders and adoptions.

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* 2. Community cat programs humanely address overpopulation.

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Our city has a Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program.
Community cats are well cared for in our city.
Our city has one or more Working Cats programs.

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* 3. Pet-friendly housing options exist for all families.

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Pet-owners in our city have plenty of options for where to live.
Most rental housing in our city allows all common household pets (dogs, cats, birds, rodents, rabbits, fish in aquariums, etc.).
Rental housing pet deposits or fees are reasonable.
Pets are considered when housing developments are built or updated.

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* 4. Pet ownership is not restricted by breed or size bans.

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Our city does not have breed restrictions in place.
Our city does not restrict the number of pets a single household can have.
Our city does not have pet size or weight restrictions.
Rental housing in our city does not have restrictions based on pet breed or size.

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* 5. Amenities are available that help pets and pet owners.

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Rental and residential communities in our city provide pet relief areas with free waste bags.
Rental and residential communities provide hydration stations with free water for pets.
Rental and residential communities have pet-friendly green space within walking distance (1/4 mile).

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* 6. Pet needs are included in green space, park and city planning.

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Pet-friendly parks and public spaces are located throughout our city.
Parks offer pet-friendly spaces and basic amenities (trails, off-leash areas, waste bag dispensers, trash receptacles, etc.).
Green space planning includes consideration for pets (on- or off-leash play areas, pet relief areas, etc.).
Neighborhoods have parks that are within accessible walking distance (1/4 mile).
Off-leash parks and pet-friendly spaces are planned in my city within the next five years.

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* 7. Pet hydration and waste stations are plentiful and easy to find.

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Parks and public spaces in our city have visible and accessible pet waste stations with free waste bags and trash receptacles.
Parks and public spaces have visible and accessible hydration stations for pets, such as water fountains or other hydration areas that are low to the ground and pet friendly.
Our city has signage that clearly identifies pet amenities to help pet owners find them.
Our city has expanded the ways it helps pet owners find pet amenities (website, app, etc.).

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* 8. People know the expectations for pets in public places.

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Parks and public spaces in our city have signage communicating where pets are allowed or restricted.
Parks and public spaces post clear rules about pet behavior, where pets may be off-leash, etc.
Our city has a program to educate kids about dog behavior and/or avoiding dog bites.
Our city has had a communication program within the last five years about responsible pet ownership.

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* 9. Retail and restaurants make it easy to be out with your pet.

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Retailers in our city welcome pets.
Restaurants in our city welcome pets (inside or on patios).
Businesses post clear signage indicating where pets are welcome.
Our city promotes itself as pet friendly or has plans to do so in the near future.
Our city has local ordinances that enable businesses welcoming pets.
Our city has local ordinances that enable restaurants welcoming pets.

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* 10. Traveling with pets is accessible, safe and affordable.

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Our city’s taxi and other fee-based car services allow pets.
Our public transportation systems allow pets (buses, trains, light rail, subway, etc.).
Our public transportation does not have size limits for allowable pets.
Our closest airport has areas designated for pets and/or pet-friendly amenities.

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* 11. Does your employer allow pets?

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* 12. Are there pet-friendly services you can't find in Dubuque?  If yes, tell us about them.

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* 13. Your zip code?

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* 14. Your age?

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* 15. How long have you lived in Dubuque?

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* 16. If you would like to be contacted about future developments of this committee, please leave us your email address.

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