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Vote Now! 2016 Best City for Pet Travelers Contest is Open

 It’s finally time for March Madness!

It’s my favorite contest of the year – when my opinions go on the back burner, and we turn the blog over to you. This month we’re looking forward to learning all about YOUR favorite pet friendly destinations in the Best City for Pet Travelers tournament. You’ve nominated 110 of the top pet friendly places in the US and Canada, and the match-ups for Round 1 of the tournament are set. So buckle your seat belts because things are about to get exciting!'s 2016 Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament - Vote Now

Prize Packages

We have an amazing prize package up for grabs! The people who nominate cities that survive to the Final Four will receive:
And the person who nominates the winning city will receive these additional prizes:

First Round Byes

To fill the bracket, the following cities were randomly selected to receive a first round bye and will automatically advance to the second round – they’ll be in the game on Thursday!

  • Denver, Colorado (Robin K.)
  • Austin, Texas (Lori K.)
  • Benicia, California (Debbie J.)
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico (Julie T.)
  • Napa, California (Ellen P.)
  • Estes Park, Colorado (Jane C.)
  • Bozeman, Montana (Sarah M.)
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (Cathlin P.)
  • Bend, Oregon (Heather K.)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia (Carolyn R.)
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Pam S.)
  • Wildwood, New Jersey (Paul B.)
  • Royal Oak, Michigan (Amanda B.)
  • Myrtle Beach, North Carolina (Susan G.)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (Ann M.)
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Victoria C.)
  • Charleston, South Carolina (Cathy B.)
  • Tampa, Florida (Dawn C.)

Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament Bracket

Best City for Pet Travelers 2016 - Round 1 - TopBest City for Pet Travelers 2016 - Round 1 - Bottom


Round 1 voting closes on Wednesday, March 16th at 9pm EDT

Voting in Round 2 opens March 17th


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 2 begins on Thursday, March 17th.

Share the Love

The best part of this tournament is getting to support your favorite pet friendly destinations! Sharing what makes your city the pet friendliest through photos of your pets having fun is a great way to show the love. Post them on our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter, and we’ll share them, too!

Contest Rules

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. 

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