SPOKANE, Wash.— It should come as no surprise that north westerners love their pets.

That was why it was not too surprising Washington state was ranked in the top ten most pet friendly states in America by safewise.com.

Washington came in at number ten for many reasons. For example, a lot of places in the state welcomes pets in their parks, restaurants, hotels and more.

The article said Washington has the 13th best animal cruelty laws in the U.S. and takes animal abuse very seriously.

With so many animal lovers, Washington makes a wonderful place for people and their fur babies, according to safewise.com.