Coast to Coast: Dog Datasets
January 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
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.