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Just 8 Remain – Vote Now In the Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament!

The NCAA basketball tournament has experienced it’s share of surprises and upsets again this year … but they have nothing on the Best City for Pet Travelers tournament! (Well, other than hundreds of thousands more fans. But give us time – they’ve been at it for 73 more years!)

We had another photo finish in the last round with Fredericksburg, VA (Jennifer J.) edging out Sedona, AZ (Mary Ho.) by only 8 votes! And, how about a round of applause for the valiant effort Saratoga Springs, NY (Kim C.) made against Annapolis, MD (Carol L.). Knocked out in the second round of the tournament last year, Annapolis is a force to be reckoned with this year!

Finally, we have to bid a fond ado to last year’s winner, Cannon Beach, OR (Elisa B.) and Bozeman, MT (Justin R.) – it was an impressive run for Bozeman in their initial tournament appearance!

Remember, entries that survive THIS ROUND and advance to the Final Four will receive: a one-year subscription to LIFE+DOG magazine, healthy pet treats from The Honest Kitchen, a prize package from, a Hear Doggy toy and a goDog toy from Quaker Pet Group, and a Travels with Ty & Buster wall calendar from


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And, the tournament champion will receive: a three-night stay in the super pet friendly Kimpton hotel of their choosing, a pleathora of pet travel gear from Kurgo valued at over $300, dog foodsupplements, and treats from The Honest Kitchen, a Critter Zone air purifier, a convenient travel bag set, complete with folding bowls, from Petmate, a snazzy matching collar and leash set from 2 Hounds Design, and a Sherpa soft-sided pet carrier.

This round is now closed. Vote now in the Final Four!

Please vote once in each of the match-ups before Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. Your votes will determine which cities make it to the Final Four!

  • Portland, Oregon (Susan C.) (52%, 668 Votes)
  • Aspen, Colorado (Dan M.) (48%, 610 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,278

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  • Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea), California (Sadie W.) (51%, 1,123 Votes)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia (Chris A.) (49%, 1,089 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,211

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  • Bend, Oregon (Christina B.) (54%, 647 Votes)
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (Jennifer J.) (46%, 546 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,192

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  • Annapolis, Maryland (Carol L.) (56%, 695 Votes)
  • Charleston, South Carolina (Allison R.) (44%, 555 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,250

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As usual, the winner of each match-up will be finalized once the votes have been verified by our diligent authentication team. Be sure to cheer on your favorite cities throughout the tournament – voting in the next round begins on Thursday, April 4th.

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  • You’re so right, Ron – we love Carmel!

  • Carmel Calif is a great place for pets. Hotels, stores and even the public host dog bowls outside to accomodate dogs on the go!

  • Charlottesville, VA, too!

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