There were match-ups that came down to the wire and one come-from-behind win in Round 1 of the Best City For Pet Travelers tournament. You’d better fasten your seat belts and get ready for Round 2!
Round 1 had some unexpected wins, with Greenville, SC (Nancy P.) knocking out Manhattan, NY (Kimberly M.), Halifax, NS (Kristine T.) taking down Chicago, IL (Kim T.) and Durham, NC (Eve D.)beating up on Toronto, ON(Karen F.).
The suspense nearly killed us as San Francisco (Elisa B.) came from behind to beat Provincetown, MA (Audrey E.) and Victoria, BC (Jenn H.) just squeaked by Jackson Hole, WY (Bonny B.).
Round 2 should be even more fun as Saratoga Springs (Kim C.) takes on Del Mar, CA (Mary H.) and the trash talking from Cape May, NJ (Pamela W.) is now directed at Sonoma, CA (Suzi R.).
We’re sorry to see some of our favorite places, like Washington, DC (AJ), Prescott, AZ (Emmy S.), St. Charles, MO (Jana H.) and Sedona, AZ (Mary H.) drop out of the contest, but there’s no time to dwell on the losses. Let Round 2 begin!
Cast your votes before Wednesday, March 21st at 10pm EST in each of the match-ups below.Your votes will determine which cities make it to the round of 16!
Cannon Beach, OR (Sadie W.P.) (61%, 42 Votes)
Austin, Texas (Nichole P.) (39%, 27 Votes)
Total Voters: 69
San Francisco, CA (Elisa B.) (68%, 34 Votes)
Gettysburg, PA (Laurie B.) (32%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 50
Monterey, California (Chula W.) (67%, 28 Votes)
Greenville, SC (Nancy P.) (33%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 42
Portland, Maine (Glen S.) (78%, 31 Votes)
Panama City Beach, FL (Arlene) (22%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 40
Colorado Springs, CO (Brittany) (67%, 31 Votes)
Durango, Colorado (Holly B.) (33%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 46
San Diego, California (Kelly J.) (52%, 23 Votes)
South Lake Tahoe, CA (Christopher R.) (48%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 44
Portland, Oregon (Julie M.) (86%, 43 Votes)
Pacific Grove, CA (Cindy M.) (14%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 50
Raleigh, NC (Colleen P.) (65%, 24 Votes)
Fairfax, Virginia (Pat P.) (35%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 37
Cape May, NJ (Pamela W.) (58%, 25 Votes)
Sonoma, California (Suzi R.) (42%, 18 Votes)
Total Voters: 43
St. Petersburg, FL - Fort DeSoto (Susan P.) (51%, 19 Votes)
Durham, NC (Eve D.) (49%, 18 Votes)
Total Voters: 37
Saratoga Springs, NY (Kim C.) (58%, 21 Votes)
Del Mar, California (Mary H.) (42%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 36
Burlington, Vermont (Tracy B.) (51%, 18 Votes)
Charleston, SC (Robin J.) (49%, 17 Votes)
Total Voters: 35
Asheville, North Carolina (Ziggy) (62%, 24 Votes)
Huntington Beach, CA (Ryan & Kendra) (38%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 39
Victoria, BC (Jenn H.) (69%, 34 Votes)
Boulder, Colorado (Hilary L.) (31%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 49
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Kristine T.) (90%, 37 Votes)
Annapolis, MD (Carol L.) (10%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 41
Seattle, Washington (Anil P.) (85%, 41 Votes)
Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL (Gale K.) (15%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 48
There’s a lot on the line for the cities involved … the pet friendly contenders that survive to the Final Four will receive one of the newly-designedGoPetFriendly.com t-shirts and a Collapse-A-Bowl from Kurgo, and the champion will also get a $100 Visa gift card and a Wander Hammock from Kurgo. Place your votes and support your favorite cities!