Winners of the DogTime Pet Blog Awards Announced

Star Studded Awards Ceremony Brought Together the Best of the Best
in the Pet Blogging Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (September 15, 2010)–DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, announced the winners of the DogTime Pet Blog Awards, also known as “the Petties“.

The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Denver, on September 11, 2010, and was broadcast live via Ustream courtesy of Eukanuba®.

Hosted by DogTime’s editor-in-chief Leslie Smith, the Petties recognized each of the sixteen nominees and announced the winners:

Best Cat Blog:

Janiss Garza for Sparkle the Designer Cat

Best Dog Blog:

Roxanne Hawn for Champion of My Heart

Best Cause Blog:

Nikki Jeske and Ashley Niels for I Love Rescue Animals

Best Pet Blog:

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang for Pawcurious

Each of the winners received a Petties award trophy and a $500 donation to one of the 3,000+ shelters and rescues listed in DogTime’s Save a Dog and Save a Cat applications on Facebook┬«.

“Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners. These bloggers put their heart and soul into their work and it shows,” said Caroline Golon co-founder of BlogPaws. “Everyone enjoyed the awards ceremony and we are already looking forward to next year’s BlogPaws and the 2011 Pettie Awards!”

In addition, winners will be interviewed by DogTime’s editor-in-chief Leslie Smith for an article that will appear on DogTime.com and across the DogTime Media Network.

“The Petties truly recognized the passion and commitment that pet bloggers have for their love of animals and for one another,” said DogTime Media CEO, Trevor Wright. “We are proud to be part of this community and to be able to provide the tools and services that can help smaller bloggers grow into great bloggers, and great blogger to become winners.”

DogTime’s Pet Blog Awards opened for nominations on July 13th and received over 900 submissions. The top four nominees were selected in four categories, and voting began August 3rd. Thousands of votes were tallied and the winners were announced at BlogPaws 2010 West in Denver Colorado at the Grand Hyatt Denver on Saturday, September 11th.

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, was held on September 9-11, 2010 in Denver, Co. To learn more, please visit: http://www.blogpaws.com