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Duluth and St. George Island Compete for 2018 Best City for Pet Travelers Title

It all comes down to this … the championship is on the line!

We started with 64 cities, and you’ve narrowed the field down to just two. Duluth, Minnesota, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, will take on St. George Island, Florida, with it’s spectacular setting in the Gulf of Mexico. This one is certain to come down to the wire – and your votes will determine which city comes out on top in the 2018 Best City for Pet Travelers tournament!

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Duluth, Minnesota (Denette L.)

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Duluth is a place unlike any other, perched on the western tip of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. The horizon expands as far as the eye can see from the Lakewalk path along the shore, and the nearby rocky cliffs and pristine forests boast miles of trails to explore. Whether you’re here to enjoy the lake, kick back at one of the many pet friendly restaurants in Canal Park, or take a drive up the North shore, you won’t be disappointed.

St. George Island, Florida (Jessica L.)

Forgotten Coast - Alligator Point, FL

Beautiful St. George is a 22-mile barrier island that floats in the Gulf of Mexico like an unspoiled emerald jewel. Get in touch with nature by setting up camp and hitting the hiking trails at St. George Island State Park. And when you’re ready to hang on the beach, head back into town where the entire public beach is pet friendly and dogs are welcome every day, year-round. For dinner, choose from St. George’s variety of eateries to enjoy the freshest local seafood.

Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament Bracket


2018 Best City for Pet Travelers Championship - Top | 2018 Best City for Pet Travelers Championship - Top |

Prize Package

The person who nominated this year’s winning city will receive:
  • A three-night stay in the pet friendly Red Roof Inn of their choosing
  • Sleepypod Safe Pet Traveler Collection, including their choice of Sleepypod pet carrier or safety harness, one set of Yummy Travel Bowls, one Cloudpuff Pet Blanket, and one engraved Sleepypod Pendant
  • A Doggy Spa Weekend, including three full days of day camp and one grooming, at Best Friends Pet Hotels
  • A $200 Visa Gift Card to make your trip more fun from Ty & Buster at


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The winner of the contest will be finalized once the votes have been verified by our authentication team, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, April 5th, 2018.

Voting in this round closes on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 9pm EDT

The tournament winner will be announced Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Share the Love

The best part of this tournament is getting to support your favorite pet friendly destinations! Sharing what makes your city the pet friendliest by posting photos of your pets having fun is a great way to show the love. Post them on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram, and we’ll share them, too!

Contest Rules

This contest is open only to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18, excluding Quebec and where prohibited by law. Employees and contractors of, and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Anyone exhibiting rude, profane, or abusive behavior will be immediately eliminated from the contest. Any ties will be decided by a coin toss. The decision of the judges is final. The winners of the prizes are responsible for any and all applicable taxes. 

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  • Yes, congratulations to Duluth on their heart-stopping win!

  • Agreed, Rhonda – it’s a lovely place to visit with dogs.

  • Patty Salls In fact, we’ll be back again this summer, Patty – we’re looking forward to it very much!

  • Mary Millard Strange! Once you’d voted the vote count and percentages should have automatically appeared whenever you checked back in. Sorry for the inconvenience, and congratulations to Duluth on the big win!

  • Linda Mann says:

    Looks like Duluth won by 2 votes. Can’t wait for the final announcement on Thursday.

  • Resa Rose says:

    Paws crossed Jessica!

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