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Huge Prize Package Up for Grabs in the 2016 Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament!

March is finally here … let the madness begin!

All year long you get my opinions on great places to visit with your pets … but as spring arrives, we turn the tables and invite YOU to salute your favorite pet friendly vacation destinations! The Readers’ Choice Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament puts a twist on the traditional “March Madness” basketball tournament and provides plenty of pet friendly travel inspiration, just before you start making your summer vacation plans.

2016 Best City for Pet Travelers Nomination

How It Works

  1. Check the list of cities already entered, and then leave a comment below or email us to nominate your favorite pet friendly city, town, village, or other incorporated municipality in the US or Canada. (Include your first and last name and the name of the city or town you wish to nominate.)
  2. Nominated destinations will be assigned one per person, on a first-come, first-served basis. I will respond to let you know if you were the first to nominate the destination, or if you need to pick an alternate because someone already beat you to it.
  3. Nominations for this contest will close on March 12th at 11:59 pm EST or when 128 cities have been submitted, whichever comes first.
  4. The 128 nominated cities will be divided geographically into east and west regions, and then matched-up in tournament brackets using random selection.
  5. The tournament will open here on the blog on March 14th, and will continue – round by round – until we announce the champion on April 6th.

Prize Packages

We have an amazing prize package up for grabs!
Choose one of the cities that survives to the Final Four and receive:
Choose the winning city and these additional prizes are yours:

Mark Your Calendar

Here are the dates to remember for this year’s tournament:

March 14th – Opening Round
March 17th – Round of 64
March 21st – Round of 32
March 24th – Sweet Sixteen
March 28th – Elite Eight
March 31st – Final Four
April 4th – Championship
April 6th – Winner Announced

Tips for Winning

  1. Collect easy wins in the early rounds – they draw less attention, and races are often decided by just a few votes.
  2. Share the reasons you love visiting the city you’ve nominated with your pet. We want to know what makes it great!
  3. As the rounds progress, reach out to organizations already promoting your city and ask them to help by reaching out to their audience. Let them know that more than 100,000 people read our posts every month, and a win will mean great publicity for their city!

Good Luck – and may the best city win!

Contest Rules

Nominations for this contest will close on March 12th at 11:59 pm EST or when 128 cities have been submitted, whichever happens first. Only US and Canadian cities, towns, or other incorporated municipalities may be nominated. This contest is open only to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18, excluding Quebec and where prohibited by law. Anyone exhibiting rude, profane, or abusive behavior will be immediately eliminated from the contest. The decision of the judges is final. The winners of the prizes are responsible for any and all applicable taxes. 

Planning a pet friendly trip of your own? We’ll make it easy:
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  • Great choice, Lisa! Good luck!!

  • Wonderful, Shannon – good luck!

  • Excellent, Gayle! Good luck in the contest.

  • I nominate Monterey, Ca… nearly every restaurant has patio service and are very pet friendly

  • I would like to nominate Pleasant Hill, Ca. Many beautiful friendly dog open recreation spaces to run our pups off leash.

  • I nominate Orangeville, ON in Canada. From the dog park to the local pet stores, this is one of the most dog friendly towns I’ve ever lived in!

  • Bozeman is an excellent choice, Sarah – we love it there (in the summer). =D Good luck in the tournament.

  • Fantastic, Awilda! Good luck in the tournament!

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