SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The DogTime Pet Blog Awards, also known as "the Petties", today announced that voting is now open for the 2014 awards.
Presented for the fifth year in a row by DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners is the largest annual pet blog awards program on the Internet, often referred to as the "Oscars of the pet blog community."
"Response from the pet loving community has been overwhelming this year with more great videos submitted then ever before," said Christina Kwan, Marketing Director for DogTime Media. "Pet bloggers and their readers nominated thousands of bloggers, blog posts, animal welfare organizations, videos, pet-focused technologies and more, making the Petties truly an awards program for the pet community, by the pet community."
This year's finalists are:
Best Dog Blog:
Preston Speaks, Two French Bulldogs, Dancing Dog Blog, Dogington Post
Best Cat Blog:
The Creative Cat, Tiniest Tiger Conservation Cub Club, Catingtonpost, Sparklecat
Best Cause-Related Blog:
Rumpydog, Forever Home Wanted, Pawproject, Kitten Associates
Best Designed Blog:
Zee and Zoey, Cat Wisdom 101, My Pawsitively Pets, Keep the Tail Wagging
Best Individual Blog Post:
Covered in Cat Hair, Zee & Zoey, Tiniest Tiger's Conservation Cub Club, The Creative Cat
Best Tech Products for Pets:
Pet Tracker, Slim Doggy, Petsafe Social Pet, Whistle
Funniest Pet Blog:
Texts From Mittens, A Tonk's Tail, Nerissa's Life, My Cat Goma
Best Video Post Blog:
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, The Creative Cat, Glogirly, Kitty Cat Chronicles
Best Active Living Blog:
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, Ammo the Dachshund, DogTipper, You Did What With Your Weiner
Best Overall Pet Blog:
The Conscious Cat, Life With Dogs and Cats, To Dog With Love, My Pawsitively Pets
Voting for the finalists is open through August 7, 2014. Winners will be announced in an online ceremony broadcast at http://pettiesawards.com in September, with more details on the ceremony to come. Each winning blogger will be awarded a $1,000 donation to the non-profit animal shelter or rescue of their choice, a custom "Petties" award trophy, a "Petties Winner" badge for their site, a valuable package of editorial coverage across the DogTime Media community, and a host of social-media traffic driving opportunities.
Petties Video Awards:
The second annual Petties Video Awards will again celebrate our love of animals and their unique personalities – from a cat playing peek-a-boo to a squirt gun chasing dog! Pet lovers will be asked to vote for their favorite pet video from the top 10 videos received by DogTime Media. Voting is now open through August 7, 2014. To view the finalist's videos and to vote, please visit http://pettiesawards.com and click on the "Video Voting" button. The winning video will be presented at the Petties Award Ceremony in September.
About DogTime Media:
DogTime Media is the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners and the $58 billion annual pet market. DogTime Media reaches 45 million monthly users via its community of over 1,100 pet-focused websites and pet bloggers, and more than 3,200 rescue groups, anchored by its own DogTime.com and CatTime.com.
DogTime Media actively supports the efforts of rescue groups and shelters nationwide to significantly reduce the number of homeless and neglected pets by providing authoritative advice to both novice and experienced pet guardians. DogTime Media has donated over $300,000 to pet-related causes through monthly grants and a variety of other programs. Privately held, DogTime Media is based in San Francisco, Calif.
SOURCE DogTime Media