BlogPaws Announces 2016 Pet Blogging Award Winners

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Pet Industry Leaders Recognize Pet Bloggers and Influencers at Annual Conference

These awards were created due to the respect that BlogPaws has for each blogger who creates content and puts it out there to affect change in the pet world, said Chloe DiVita, Director of Events and Programs.

Pets have taken over the Internet, and on Saturday, June 25th, the spotlight shone brightly on rock star pets and their parents in Chandler, Arizona.

BlogPaws, the first and original social media network and conference designed by and for pet bloggers, awarded its finalists for the BlogPaws 2016 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards.

“These awards were created due to the respect that BlogPaws has for each blogger who creates content and puts it out there to affect change in the pet world,” said Chloe DiVita, Director of Events and Programs. “We are all trying to improve the lives of pets in the world.”

These are the only pet industry awards in which pet bloggers and micro-bloggers are judged on the expertise, performance, and creativity of the entry. Each category is judged by a distinguished panel of professionals and not by popular vote.

During the glitz, glam, and recognition, one very special canine received the gift of protection. K9 Ledger of the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office in Texas received a bullet and stab protective vest through a BlogPaws donation to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

The influence of pet bloggers is growing, with the BlogPaws community leading the way. Sponsors of the Nose-to-Nose awards, featuring 48 finalists in 12 categories, included:

  •     Hauspanther
  •     Merrick Pet Care
  •     Only Natural Pet
  •     Rocco & Roxie Supply Co.
  •     Women in the Pet Industry
  •     Statisfy
  •     Pet360 Media Group
  •     BlogPaws

Winners receive a trophy, industry and peer recognition, and a $500 valued prize to the 501(c)3 pet rescue of their choice.

The BlogPaws 2016 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Award winners are:

Best Cat Blog: The Conscious Cat, Ingrid King
Best Dog Blog: 2 Traveling Dogs, Rachael Johnson
Best Cause Blog: The Daily Pip, Kristin Avery
Best New Pet Blog: Bodie on the Road, Belinda Jones
Best Pet Blog Design: Montecristo Travels, Sonja Lishchynski
Best Pet Blog Photo: Communikait – Merry Christmas, Kait Hanson
Best Pet Blog Video: Real Tree House Cats of Chicago: The Interview, Ollie Davidson
Best Humor Blog: Glogirly, Debbie Glovatsky
Best Pet Microblog: Deaf Dogs Rock Facebook, Christina Lee
Best “Other” Pet Blog: Saddle Seeks Horse, Susan Friedland-Smith
Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3: Real Tree House Cats of Chicago: The Interview, Ollie Davidson
Best Written Pet Blog Post: The Daily Pip: The One I Couldn’t Save , Kristin Avery

Complete details and video can be found by visiting: http://blogp.ws/294UCEu

Of note, On June 24, 2016 at the BlogPaws Conference, the Cat Writers' Association held their 22nd Annual Awards Banquet to announce and celebrate the winners of their International Communications Contest.

BlogPaws team members are available to comment on the pet industry, pets as family members, blogging and influencers, and any other pet-related story angle.

About BlogPaws
BlogPaws is the largest professional network of pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts. BlogPaws is owned by Pet360, Inc. -- a division of PetSmart. http://www.blogpaws.com.

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