Meet the 2013 Petties finalists: Vote now

The pet blogging community has spoken.

Finalists for the 2013 Petties, DogTime and CatTime’s annual awards recognizing the best pet bloggers, have been revealed! Voting is now open in each of 10 categories, so cast your ballot once a day, every day, now through July 31.

Did we mention each category winner gets $1,000 to donate to the non-profit 501c3 shelter or rescue of choice?

New for 2013 is the Best Pet Video Award. Throughout the year, DogTime and CatTime have sponsored themed contests for the most entertaining dog and cat videos from pet owners; now, viewers can have their say and cast ballots these top offerings (nominated videos will be aired during the awards presentation).

Other new categories include Best Active Living (promoting a healthy lifestyle for you and your pet) and Best Pet Mobile App.

Back by popular demand is the Unsung Hero Award. Do you know a dedicated individual who works at a shelter or rescue and deserves to be recognized for his or her commitment to animal welfare? The winner chooses which non-profit 501c3 shelter or rescue receives a $10,000 prize.

That’s right, $10,000.

Now through July 31, you can nominate that person for the Unsung Hero Award (you need only nominate once). An elite panel selects the winner who in turn chooses a shelter or rescue to receive the $10,000 donation.

Vote now for your favorite bloggers, videos, and nominate a deserving volunteer.

Best Active Living Blog:

Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund

Miss Divinity

Terrier Torrent

You Did What With Your Weiner

Best Blog Post:

Conservation Cub Club

Covered in Cat Hair

Riverfront Cats

Sparkle Cat

Best Cat Blog:

Cat Wisdom 101

The Creative Cat

IBD Kitties

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

Best Cause Blog:

Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

B and O Cats

Cairn Rescue

Riverfront Cats

Best Designed Blog:

The Dogington Post

National Mill Dog Rescue

Oscar Ate My Muffin

Zee and Zoey

Best Dog Blog:

The Dogington Post

Keep the Tail Wagging

Kolchak Puggle

Preston Speaks

Best Overall:

The Conscious Cat

DogTipper

Pet Blogs United

To Dog With Love

Best Pet Mobile App:

Pet First Aid

Petmobi

Pettracker

Slim Doggy

Best Video Post:

Dog House Adoptions

The Dog in the Clouds

National Mill Dog Rescue

PetsWeekly

Funniest Blogger:

Cat Food Breath

The Dog in the Clouds

Glogirly

Oz the Terrier