Coast to Coast: Dog Datasets

January 20, 2016 7:00 am PST | Data as a Service

Warsaw-dogJanuary is National Train Your Dog Month and according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are approximately 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. Across the country governments are sharing canine-focused datasets to improve the lives of dogs, their owners, and their neighbors.

Here are five governments that using dog datasets, powered by Socrata, in innovative ways.

King County: Found Animals

Losing your pet is scary, but this Washington county is mapping data on found animals, with photos to help reunite families. Data is also available on adoptable pets, like Warsaw (photo above).

King County Dog Map

Austin: Dangerous Dogs

In this Texas town, think twice before petting Tug, Precious Diamond, and Bumpy. These dogs have attacked in the past, and are on the city’s court-ordered watch list.

Madison: Dog Parks

Finding a dog park in Wisconsin’s capital is easy with this dataset, which can be filtered by on or off leash areas.

Maryland: Licensed Vets

When dogs in Maryland need a new veterinarian, this data can help find a qualified doctor.

New York: Dog Doo

Dog owners that fail to clean up after their pup, may find themselves on this dataset maintained by the Environmental Control Board. Don’t risk it, bring a bag.

Explore more dog datasets on the Open Data Network. And, if you’re inspired to improve the quality of life for your citizens with open data, reach out to one of Socrata’s advisors.

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