Every time you pass a patio in Northern Colorado, you see a dog lounging in the sun beside its owner. Every time you hit a brewery in Fort Collins, there's a dog somewhere, anywhere. Maybe even helping to brew an amazing collab beer:

(You know that got me in the #ThirstyThursday feels)

SafeWise.com did a study of the friendliest states to our pets, and here's what they had to say about Colorado:

The Centennial State is home to 74 no-kill shelters and 2,150 veterinarians too. Colorado also has some of the nation’s best animal protection laws. For example, domestic abuse can include crimes against a victim’s animal, and veterinarians are required to report suspected cruelty.

Go, Colorado!

Oregon did beat us out for number 1, and unfortunately, Wyoming made the list of 'worst' places for pets...it landed as #3.

No matter what, it's pretty easy to see that Colorado is nothing short of a pet haven. Take a peek through the #FortCollins instagram feed and you'll see adorable shots like this:

And this.....:

You get the point. Show us a picture of your pet— tag @999thePoint on Instagram and we might just share your photo with our fans!