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Vote For Your Favorites In The Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament!

The match-ups are set and we’re fired up for Round 1 of the Best City for Pet Travelers tournament! You’ll vote the pet friendly contenders from one hundred fourteen US and Canadian cities down to sixty-four in this session.

2013 Round1 - Top 2013 Round1 - Bottom

To fill the bracket, the following fourteen cities were randomly selected to receive a first round bye and will advance automatically to the second round:

  • Stowe, Vermont (Carol C.)
  • Tampa, Florida (Ruth D.)
  • Prescott, Arizona (Alan C.)
  • Seattle, Washington (Kiomi C.)
  • Newport, Rhode Island (Lauren F.)
  • Chicago, Illinois (Sugar G.)
  • Toronto, Ontario (Jo H.)
  • Dallas, Texas (Ricki E.)
  • Dewey Beach, Delaware (Jay G.)
  • Burlington, Vermont (Nigel B.)
  • Fernie, British Columbia (Marie C.)
  • Cape San Blas, Florida (James D.)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia (Mary P.)
  • Savannah, Georgia (Jennifer T.)

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 Chewy.com, a Hear Doggy toy and a goDog toy from Quaker Pet Group, and a Travels with Ty & Buster wall calendar from GoPetFriendly.com.

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 1 is now complete. Congratulations to the cities that have advanced to Round 2!

Please vote once in each of the match-ups before Wednesday, March 20th at 11:59 pm EST. Your votes will determine which cities make it to Round 2!

  • Newport, Oregon (Mark P.) (66%, 113 Votes)
  • Scottsdale, Arizona (Emily R.) (34%, 58 Votes)

Total Voters: 171

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  • Virginia Beach, Virginia (Donna W.) (63%, 95 Votes)
  • Nashville, Tennessee (Brittany H.) (37%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

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  • Hilton Head, South Carolina (Beth B.) (57%, 92 Votes)
  • Fairplay, Colorado (Erika G.) (43%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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  • Durango, Colorado (Traci M.) (71%, 109 Votes)
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota (Emily F.) (29%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

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  • Portland, Oregon (Susan C.) (73%, 126 Votes)
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina (John M.) (27%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

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  • Salida, Colorado (Catherine M.) (53%, 109 Votes)
  • San Francisco, California (Jen d.) (47%, 96 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

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  • Santa Barbara, California (Robyn K.) (70%, 98 Votes)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Melissa K.) (30%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

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  • North Conway, New Hampshire (Audrey E.) (63%, 105 Votes)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Pamela W.) (37%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 167

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  • Golden, Colorado (Roxanne H.) (64%, 98 Votes)
  • Ocean Beach, California (John D.) (36%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 153

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  • Denver, Colorado (Hannah W.) (67%, 96 Votes)
  • Calgary, Alberta (Kristine T.) (33%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

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  • Aspen, Colorado (Dan M.) (66%, 111 Votes)
  • Laguna Beach, California (Vicki Al.) (34%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 167

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  • Morro Bay, California (Lori G.) (70%, 102 Votes)
  • New York City, NY (Darcia M.) (30%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

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  • Saint Petersburg, Florida (Jackie D.) (60%, 80 Votes)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (Chula Wula) (40%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

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  • Asheville, North Carolina (Marge W.) (71%, 104 Votes)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico (Anne T.) (29%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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  • Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea), California (Sadie W.) (58%, 101 Votes)
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts (Doreen C.) (42%, 74 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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  • San Antonio, Texas (Teri B.) (70%, 83 Votes)
  • Miami, Florida (Graham H.) (30%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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  • Key West, Florida (Rebecca R.) (69%, 90 Votes)
  • Saint Augustine, Florida (Mary L.) (31%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

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  • Bozeman, Montana (Justin R.) (54%, 74 Votes)
  • Saint Johnsbury, Vermont (Tracy B.) (46%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

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  • Long Beach, California (Gigi P.) (59%, 79 Votes)
  • Saint Louis, Missouri (Carrie N.) (41%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

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  • Ithaca, New York (Gerise B.) (63%, 122 Votes)
  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Jayne L.) (37%, 71 Votes)

Total Voters: 193

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  • Atlanta, Georgia (Jessica L.) (51%, 71 Votes)
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia (Carole G.) (49%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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  • Charlotte, North Carolina (Jessika S.) (56%, 75 Votes)
  • Carlsbad, California (Theresa P.) (44%, 60 Votes)

Total Voters: 135

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  • San Diego, California (Hien N.) (64%, 82 Votes)
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan (Bichon O.) (36%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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  • Charlottesville, Virginia (Chris A.) (53%, 77 Votes)
  • Washington, District of Columbia (Kimberly B.) (47%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

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  • East Hampton, Long Island, New York (Kimberly C.) (58%, 68 Votes)
  • Mount Dora, Florida (Ana T.) (42%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 118

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  • Fredericksburg, Virginia (Jennifer J.) (77%, 86 Votes)
  • Houston, Texas (Loving Max) (23%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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  • Austin, Texas (Vicki An.) (74%, 84 Votes)
  • Fredericksburg, Texas (David M.) (26%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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  • South Lake Tahoe, California (Mike V.) (53%, 81 Votes)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (Lauren B.) (47%, 71 Votes)

Total Voters: 152

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  • Sedona, Arizona (Mary Ho.) (55%, 82 Votes)
  • Raleigh, North Carolina (Dawn D.) (45%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (Cathlin P.) (82%, 106 Votes)
  • Panama City Beach, Florida (Arlene C.) (18%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 130

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  • Bend, Oregon (Christina B.) (80%, 165 Votes)
  • Bellingham, Washington (Jeri J.) (20%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

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  • Provincetown, Massachusetts (Mary Hu.) (81%, 120 Votes)
  • Fort DeSoto Park & Beach, Hillsborough County, Florida (Nancy M.) (19%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

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  • Bar Harbor, Maine (Tricia S.) (63%, 77 Votes)
  • Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (Doreen S.) (37%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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  • Stillwater, Minnesota (Tammy H.) (58%, 61 Votes)
  • Oakland, California (Suzi M.) (42%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

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  • Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Dwight E.) (93%, 117 Votes)
  • Los Angeles, California (Lisa P.) (7%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 126

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  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina (Little Dog Linus) (75%, 108 Votes)
  • Sarasota, Florida (Karen F.) (25%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

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  • Richmond, Virginia (Murphy B.) (55%, 63 Votes)
  • Flagstaff, Arizona (Jill R.) (45%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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  • Tucson, Arizona (Kris B.) (58%, 65 Votes)
  • Orlando, Florida (Cindy M.) (42%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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  • Park City, Utah (Emmy S.) (56%, 60 Votes)
  • Palm Springs, California (Bill S.) (44%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 108

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  • Annapolis, Maryland (Carol L.) (72%, 180 Votes)
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Deborah T.) (28%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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  • Saratoga Springs, New York (Kim C.) (52%, 73 Votes)
  • Sonoma, California (Mandy B.) (48%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico (Linda S.) (63%, 62 Votes)
  • Kingston, Ontario (Amanda G.) (37%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

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  • Madison, Wisconsin (Mellisa P.) (58%, 56 Votes)
  • Rhinebeck, New York (Laura H.) (42%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 96

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  • Charleston, South Carolina (Allison R.) (64%, 70 Votes)
  • Hendersonville, North Carolina (McGrady D.) (36%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 110

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  • Portland, Maine (Lisa H.) (68%, 70 Votes)
  • Durham, North Carolina (Audrey W.) (32%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 103

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  • Mystic, Connecticut (Sheri T.) (66%, 66 Votes)
  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (Vlad & Barkly) (34%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

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  • Boise, Idaho (Teresa V.) (58%, 54 Votes)
  • Fire Island, New York (Edward A.) (42%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

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  • Cannon Beach, Oregon (Elisa B.) (63%, 66 Votes)
  • Littleton, Colorado (Cindy S.) (37%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

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  • Black Mountain, North Carolina (Beverly R.) (67%, 63 Votes)
  • Louisville, Kentucky (Erin A.) (33%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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  • Ocean City, Maryland (Debi R.) (77%, 86 Votes)
  • Spring, Texas (Maureen F.) (23%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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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 – the next round of voting begins on Thursday, March 21st.

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