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Sweet 16: Vote Now in the Best City For Pet Travelers Tournament

Seattle, WA (Kiomi C.) squeaked by Santa Barbara, CA (Robyn K.) by ONE VOTE to advance to the Sweet Sixteen! That’s the kind of competition we love to see in the Best City for Pet Travelers tournament!

Your votes have taken the field from 114 down to only 16 remaining cities. We’ve visited most of these pet friendly destinations and we’re still having a hard time predicting the winners. Who will come out on top? There’s only one way to find out … in this round you’ll send half of the competitors packing and launch the other half into the Elite Eight!


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Remember, entries that survive 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

In addition, 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. Voting for the Final Four begins April 1st!

Please vote once in each of the match-ups before Saturday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Your votes will determine which cities make it to the Elite Eight!

  • Portland, Oregon (Susan C.) (56%, 220 Votes)
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia (Donna W.) (44%, 171 Votes)

Total Voters: 391

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  • Aspen, Colorado (Dan M.) (58%, 228 Votes)
  • Seattle, Washington (Kiomi C.) (42%, 165 Votes)

Total Voters: 393

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  • Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea), California (Sadie W.) (57%, 215 Votes)
  • Bozeman, Montana (Justin R.) (43%, 165 Votes)

Total Voters: 380

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  • Charlottesville, Virginia (Chris A.) (64%, 316 Votes)
  • Ithaca, New York (Gerise B.) (36%, 179 Votes)

Total Voters: 495

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  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (Jennifer J.) (51%, 178 Votes)
  • Sedona, Arizona (Mary Ho.) (49%, 170 Votes)

Total Voters: 348

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  • Bend, Oregon (Christina B.) (62%, 246 Votes)
  • Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Dwight E.) (38%, 150 Votes)

Total Voters: 396

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  • Annapolis, Maryland (Carol L.) (61%, 392 Votes)
  • Saratoga Springs, New York (Kim C.) (39%, 255 Votes)

Total Voters: 647

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  • Charleston, South Carolina (Allison R.) (56%, 199 Votes)
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon (Elisa B.) (44%, 158 Votes)

Total Voters: 357

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Once again, 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 Round 5 begins on Monday, April 1st.

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  • Okay!! I love Annapolis, Md (Carol L.)

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