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Win A Pet Friendly Vacation In The 2018 Best City For Pet Travelers Tournament!

March is finally here … let the madness begin!

All year you read our opinions on great places to visit with your pets … but when spring arrives, we turn the tables and invite YOU to salute your favorite pet friendly vacation destinations! The Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament puts a fun twist on college basketball’s “March Madness” and provides loads of pet travel inspiration – just in time for your summer vacation planning.

2018 Best City for Pet Travelers Tournament |

How It Works

  1. Check the list of cities already entered, and then complete the form below to nominate your favorite pet friendly city, town, village, or other incorporated municipality in the US or Canada.
  2. Nominated destinations will be assigned, one per person, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Nominations for this contest will close on March 14th at 11:58pm (EDT), or when 64 nominations have been received.
  4. The 64 nominated cities will be divided geographically into east and west regions, and then matched-up in tournament brackets using random selection.
  5. The tournament will open here on the blog on March 15th, and will continue – round by round – until we announce the champion on April 4th.

All 64 nominations have been received and the bracket is now full. 

Prize Package

The person who nominates the winning city will receive:
  • A three-night stay in the pet friendly Red Roof Inn of your choosing
  • Sleepypod Safe Pet Traveler Collection, including your choice of Sleepypod pet carrier or safety harness, one set of Yummy Travel Bowls, one Cloudpuff Pet Blanket, and one engraved Sleepypod Pendant
  • A Doggy Spa Weekend, including three full days of day camp and one grooming, at Best Friends Pet Hotels
  • A $200 Visa Gift Card to make your trip more fun from Ty & Buster at

Mark Your Calendar

These are the dates to remember for this year’s tournament:

March 15th – Opening Round
March 19th – Round of 32
March 22nd – Sweet Sixteen
March 26th – Elite Eight
March 29th – Final Four
April 2nd – Championship
April 4th – Winner Announced

Good Luck – and may the best city win!

Contest Rules

Nominations for this contest will close on March 14th at 11:59 pm EST, or when 64 cities have been submitted, whichever happens first. Only US and Canadian cities, towns, or other incorporated municipalities may be entered in this contest. This contest is open only to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18, excluding Quebec and where prohibited by law. Employees and contractors of, and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. 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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