Who says Hoboken is the No. 1 dog-friendly city?

Let me start out by saying any “Top 10″ list that comes from a mainstream commercial entity is most often propaganda or fluff to strategically sell more issues.

That being said, remember last year – when BellaDOG magazine rated Hoboken Number One Dog Friendly City in the USA?

This week, Hoboken411 reader Jennifer wanted to share how hard it is to find a place to live that allows dogs.

Try finding an apartment in Hoboken if you have a dog!

Jennifer writes:

“I’ve been searching for an apartment in Hoboken for about a month now and have yet to find a place that will allow me to have my dog. I even stumbled across this craigslist posting that agrees. I’m so fed up of turned down because I have a small dog.”

Here’s what the Craigslist rant she mentioned said:

“I’m not sure how this magazine got to ranked Hoboken # 1 for being the Friendliest dog city/town in America, this must be a joke.

I agree that many businesses accommodate dogs, but that is the case in almost every city. The magazine forgot to consider the dog cop that issues tickets, the hundreds of no dog signs, and apartments that charge fees or don’t allow dogs. This is a dog friendly list? Better named dog convenient.”

(411 note: They copied that above comment in blue word-for-word from this website! Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing…)

“So I send them a list of how friendly the landlords in Hoboken are towards dogs. I used craigslist as a great example on how many apartments don’t want dogs and expect you to declaw your cats. Lol in most European countries declawing cats is illegal because it’s considered inhumane.

This is false advertising at it’s best.”

So what exactly does “dog friendly” mean to you?