NOMINEES SELECTED FOR DOGTIME’S 2011 PET BLOG AWARDS

Voting is Now Open for “The Petties” Awards that will Crown the
Best of the Best in the Pet Blogger Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – (July 6, 2011) – DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, today announced the final nominees for DogTime’s 2011 Pet Blog Awards, also known as “the Petties”.The DogTime Media community has more than 565 pet bloggers and over 525 publishers, allowing it to reach 40.3 million pet enthusiasts a month1, making it number one in pets.

DogTime’s 2011 Pet Blog Awards opened for nominations on June 8th and closed on June 29th, 2011.The top four nominees have been selected in eight categories:

Best Overall Pet Blog
Pet News and Views
Pawesome
Fido Friendly
The Conscious Cat

Best Dog Blog
Fido Friendly
Champion of My Heart
Woof Report
Busty & Leroy: Two Cool Monsters

Best Cat Blog
The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club
My Himalayan Cat Goma
The Conscious Cat
Covered In Cat Hair

Best Cause Related Blog
Living the Greyt Life
Be the Change for Animals
K9 Chronicles
Raising Ruby

Best Blog Post
Fido Friendly
Raising Ruby
I Love Rescue Animals
Sparkle Cat

Best Designed Blog
Woof Report
Zee & Zoey
Moderncat
Paws and Effect

Best Social Integration Blog
I Have Cat
DogTipper
Covered In Cat Hair
Catsparella

Funniest Blog or Blogger
Mr. Puddy
Will My Dog Hate Me
CatLadyLand
Grouchy Puppy

Final nominees were selected based on the number of times they were nominated by their fellow bloggers and followers in each category.

“Congratulations to this year’s nominees!” said DogTime Media CEO, Trevor Wright. “It is very exciting to see so many new bloggers nominated this year, and to also see some of last year’s winners back in the running to win again this year.”

Voting opened July 5th and will close July 29th, 2011. Winners will be announced on Friday, August 26th. To vote, please go to http://dogtime.com/petties.

“The response from the pet blogging community has been overwhelming this year, with nearly three times as many nominations as last year,” said 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.”

Each winning blogger will be awarded a $1,000 donation to the animal shelter of their choice, along with a custom “Petties” award, a “Petties Winner” badge for their blog site, a valuable package of editorial coverage across the DogTime Media Network and a host of social media traffic driving opportunities.

  1. SOURCE: comScore MediaMetrics, 1/11

About DogTime Media:

DogTime Mediais the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners and the 50 billion dollar annual pet market. DogTime Media reaches 40.3 million monthly users via its community of 525 leading pet-focused websites, 525 pet bloggers and more than 3,000 rescue groups, anchored by its own DogTime.com, the premier destination for dog 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. DogTime Media has donated over $232,000 to pet related caused via its Save a Dog and Save a Cat Facebook applications, monthly grants and a variety of other programs. Privately held DogTime Media and DogTime.com are based in San Francisco, Calif.

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