BlogPaws Pet Blogging Award Finalists Announced

Social Media Pet Blogger Awards Will Honor Industry’s Best
BlogPaws is Pet Friendly
BlogPaws is Pet Friendly
May 22, 2012 - PRLog -- BlogPaws (, the first online pet community to establish an offline social media conference, has revealed the finalists for their 2012 Nose-to-Nose Pet Pet Blogger Awards. Winners will be revealed during a red carpet awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Designed to honor the best of the best in the pet blogging and micro-blogging world, 48 finalists in 12 categories have been selected in “Oscar-award” style by a panel of industry professionals. The 12 winners will be selected by judges based on creativity, expertise, and performance in their respective categories, which include Best Blog Design, Best Cause Blog, Best Facebook Design, and Best Twitter Design, among others.

Pet lifestyle expert, author, humanitarian and television personality, Wendy Diamond, will be the emcee of the BlogPaws awards ceremony. During the red carpet celebration at the national social media conference, Wendy will announce the winners, hand out the awards, and add her sparkle and wit to the ceremony.

Halo, Purely for Pets and are the official sponsors of the 2012 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogger Awards. will award each of the 12 winners a 5,000-meal donation of Halo Spot’s Stew to the rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice. Winners will also receive a $100 gift certificate to Each of the 24 runners-up will receive a Halo gift pack.

As’s official pet food sponsor since 2010, Halo donates the award-winning Halo Spot’s Stew that Freekibble distributes to shelters and rescues throughout the U.S. – over 1 million meals every year. Halo, co-owned by animal advocate Ellen DeGeneres, has been making all-natural pet food from ingredients you can find in your own kitchen since 1986.

The 48 finalists in 12 categories can be found at BlogPaws 2012 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging Awards (

A pet-friendly event, BlogPaws has made its mark in Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, and next Utah from June 21- June 23, 2012.

About BlogPaws
BlogPaws is a media company and online community site conference founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers. It is geared toward bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a growing, vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, and tweeters. Find us at Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @BlogPaws.

About Halo, Purely for Pets
For over 25 years, Halo, Purely for Pets® has created holistic pet products of uncompromising quality.  Halo believes nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of a pet’s life.  Halo offers natural pet food, treats, supplements and grooming products - including the award-winning Halo Spot’s Stew, Dream Coat and Liv-a-Littles treats. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became a part-owner of Halo in 2008. Halo’s natural dog food, natural cat food, treats, supplements and grooming products are available at PETCO, Whole Foods Market, your local pet specialty and natural food store, and online at

Sixteen-year-old Mimi Ausland created when she was 11-years-old, to help feed the homeless dogs and cats at her local animal shelter. and are two of the five most-visited animal rescue web sites in the world, with over 115,000 combined daily visitors. With the help of Freekibble’s 450,000 loyal monthly followers, they have donated 7.7 million nutritious meals to over 200 shelters, rescues and food-banks across the country. Freekibble is played in 137 countries
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