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Third Round Now Open in Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament!

Pet travelers from around the country are voicing their opinions on the Best City for Pet Travelers, and we’re down to thirty-two competitors remaining in the tournament.

There were some nail-biters again in in Round 2Portland, ME (Lisa H.) put up a good fight, but couldn’t keep up with Charleston, SC (Allison R.), and Tampa, FL (Ruth D.) gave Virginia Beach, VA (Donna W.) a run for it’s money, but didn’t quite close it out. Seattle, WA (Kiomi C.) just barely made it past little Salida, CO (Catherine M.), and Hilton Head, SC (Beth B.) finished strong against Prescott, AZ (Alan C.).

We were surprised to see Austin, TX (Vicki An.) get knocked out by a very determined Fredericksburg, VA (Jennifer J.) and Bozeman, MT (Justin R.) easily handle Chicago, IL (Sugar G.).

We’re looking forward to some great match-ups in Round 3 – get ready for a wild ride to the Sweet 16!

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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.

Round 3 is now closed – vote for your favorites in Round 4!

Please vote once in each of the match-ups before Wednesday, March 27th at 11:59 pm EST. Your votes will determine which cities make it to the Sweet 16!

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia (Donna W.) (55%, 145 Votes)
  • Stowe, Vermont (Carol C.) (45%, 117 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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  • Portland, Oregon (Susan C.) (62%, 182 Votes)
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina (Beth B.) (38%, 113 Votes)

Total Voters: 295

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  • Seattle, Washington (Kiomi C.) (50%, 125 Votes)
  • Santa Barbara, California (Robyn K.) (50%, 125 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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  • Aspen, Colorado (Dan M.) (54%, 135 Votes)
  • Golden, Colorado (Roxanne H.) (46%, 114 Votes)

Total Voters: 249

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  • Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea), California (Sadie W.) (67%, 189 Votes)
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida (Jacki D.) (33%, 92 Votes)

Total Voters: 281

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  • Bozeman, Montana (Justin R.) (53%, 128 Votes)
  • Key West, Florida (Rebecca R.) (47%, 113 Votes)

Total Voters: 241

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  • Ithaca, New York (Gerise B.) (65%, 142 Votes)
  • Toronto, Ontario (Jo H.) (35%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 220

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  • Charlottesville, Virginia (Chris A.) (72%, 264 Votes)
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (Jessika S.) (28%, 103 Votes)

Total Voters: 367

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  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (Jennifer J.) (62%, 128 Votes)
  • Dewey Beach, Delaware (Jay G.) (38%, 80 Votes)

Total Voters: 208

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  • Sedona, Arizona (Mary Ho.) (53%, 157 Votes)
  • South Lake Tahoe, California (Mike V.) (47%, 139 Votes)

Total Voters: 296

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  • Bend, Oregon (Christina B.) (65%, 237 Votes)
  • Bar Harbor, Maine (Tricia S.) (35%, 130 Votes)

Total Voters: 367

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  • Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Dwight E.) (54%, 136 Votes)
  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina (Little Dog Linus) (46%, 117 Votes)

Total Voters: 253

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  • Annapolis, Maryland (Carol L.) (66%, 200 Votes)
  • Park City, Utah (Emmy S.) (34%, 101 Votes)

Total Voters: 301

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  • Saratoga Springs, New York (Kim C.) (53%, 141 Votes)
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico (Linda S.) (47%, 124 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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  • Charleston, South Carolina (Allison R.) (53%, 123 Votes)
  • Mystic, Connecticut (Sheri T.) (47%, 111 Votes)

Total Voters: 234

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  • Cannon Beach, Oregon (Elisa B.) (52%, 130 Votes)
  • Black Mountain, North Carolina (Beverly R.) (48%, 120 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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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 4 begins on Thursday, March 28th.

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  • I am so happy for you Stacey Smiley Giordanengo!! Living your dreams!!

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    Stacy, Welcome to Bend – Dog Town USA in 2012. Check out for info. on off-leash recreation in the area.

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  • Jay O’Rourke Nope, no pictures – but all the entries are posted here:…/

  • I hope the move goes smoothly, Stacey. You’ll have so much fun! (Well, maybe not moving … but once you’re there for sure!)

  • We are moving to Bend in 2 weeks! One of the reasons is the dog friendliness!!!! GO BEND!!

  • I just wondered if there was a picture or if the entries were posted somewhere

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