VOTING NOW OPEN FOR DOGTIME’S PET BLOG AWARDS

“The Petties” will crown the best of the best in the pet blogger community

Winners to be announced at BlogPaws 2010 West
in Denver September 9-11, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (August 4, 2010)–DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, today announced that voting is open for DogTime’s Pet Blog Awards, also known as “the Petties”.

The DogTime Media community has more than 460 pet bloggers and over 500 publishers, allowing it to reach 29.5 million pet enthusiasts a month1, making it number one in pets.

DogTime’s Pet Blog Awards opened for nominations on July 13th and received over 900 submissions. The top four nominees have been selected in four categories:

Final nominees were selected based on the number of times they were nominated by their fellow bloggers and followers. Winners will be chosen from these nominees by the number of votes they receive from pet enthusiasts by August 20th. To vote, go to http://dogtime.com/petties.

“The Petties is truly an awards program for bloggers, by bloggers,” said DogTime Media CEO, Trevor Wright. “The pet community has some very passionate, entertaining, and influential personalities, and this is the opportunity for the best of the best to be recognized by their followers.”

Winners will be announced at the BlogPaws 2010 West Conference, to be held in Denver September 9th to 11th.Winners will receive a $500 donation to the shelter or rescue organization of their choosing, a custom engraved “Petties” award, a “Petties Winner” badge for their blog site, a valuable package of editorial coverage across the DogTime Media Network, VIP access to the BlogPaws 2010 West Conference and a host of social media traffic driving opportunities.

“Pet bloggers put their heart and soul into their work,” said Caroline Golon co-founder of BlogPaws. “We’re so happy to participate in recognizing and celebrating these bloggers by hosting the Pettie Awards at BlogPaws.”

Event Details

What: BlogPaws 2010 West, the only conference for pet bloggers and the online pet community When: September 9-11, 2010

Where: The Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO

For More Information: http://www.blogpaws.com

BlogPaws 2010 West will feature dynamic keynotes and interactive education sessions covering topics pet bloggers rely on for their craft: social media strategies, search engine optimization, content development, blog monetization, product reviews, pet photography techniques, tips and tricks for using popular blogging platforms and more. The event will also feature a specific track for veterinarians interested in social media and blogging as well as special sessions for animal rescue and shelter administrators and volunteers.

1.SOURCE:comScore MediaMetrics, 3/10

About DogTime Media:

DogTime Media is the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners and the 47.7 billion dollar annual pet market. DogTime Media reaches 29.5 million monthly users via its community of 500 leading pet-focused websites, 460 pet bloggers and more than 3,000 rescue groups, anchored by its own DogTime.com, the premier destination for pet owners.

DogTime Media actively supports the efforts of rescue groups and shelters nationwide to significantly reduce the number of homeless and neglected pets in the country by providing authoritative advice to both novice and experienced pet guardians. Founded in 2007, DogTime Media is a privately held company based in San Francisco, CA.

About BlogPaws:

BlogPaws is an online resource to help pet bloggers and enthusiasts connect digitally, build their online presence, enhance their social networks and be the change for pets in need. The first-ever pet bloggers and social media conference, BlogPaws 2010, was held on April 9 & 10, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. A second event, BlogPaws 2010 West, will take place on September 9-11, 2010 in Denver, Co. To learn more, please visit: http://www.blogpaws.com