The new dog park on Baggett Road (CR 166) a little northwest of the intersection of Loop 49 and Old Jacksonville Highway is coming along and should be finished soon.

It will make Tyler more dog friendly than it used to be, but does it make Tyler one of the best dog cities in the US?

The dog park is a project of the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club and covers about three acres for dogs to run.  The mulch and sprinkler systems have been installed along with one poop station, but the park planners say they could still use one more. TylerSunrisePark.com has all the info on donating another poop station if you're so inclined, and they can also set you up with the process of buying an honorary paver if you want to remember or celebrate someone.

Cool! The pups will love the afternoon of fun, and even if you have anti-social little dogs like mine that act tough and bark a lot and annoy people, other dog owners seem to have a high tolerance for pesky.  As long as the little squirts are on leashes.

Realtor.com released its list of the Top 10 American Dog Cities this week, and said Charleston, South Carolina is No. 1. They based it on the number of pet stores, dog friendly restaurants, dog parks and trails, and households that own a dog. The only Texas city to make the list was Austin, surprise surprise.

Do you think Tyler has become more dog friendly over the years? I do. Doggoes.com says Tyler has 59 dog friendly locations including restaurants, pet stores, hotels and parks.

Dogs can tag along just about anywhere, except maybe your office building.