Drumroll Please! And the Top 10 Finalists are…


PetSmart LogoIt's time…it's time…it's TIME… to announce the fantastic group of blogs that are in the TOP 10 of the Build a Business Blog contest sponsored by PetSmart! As Platinum sponsor of this year's BlogPaws conference in Salt Lake City, PetSmart created this contest and will work with 2 lucky bloggers to help them "Build a Business Blog." 

The first phase of the contest is over! It's time to Announce the Top 10 Finalists who will have until April 2, 2012, 11:59 MT, to submit a 2 minute video that brings to life the reasons they want to build a business blog – enhancing and elaborating on their written entries. BlogPaws will connect with these bloggers to give them their video instructions and where to upload their video.

Without further ado, here are the Top Ten Finalists in the Build a Business Blog Contest sponsored by PetSmart and BlogPaws – in no particular order:



            1.         Paws-and-effect                      

            2.         Snoopys Dog Blog                                     http://snoopysdogblog.com               

            3.         I Love Rescue Animals                                               http://iloverescueanimals.org                      

            4.         Travelin' Jack's Dog Blog           

            5.         AdoptedMomtoChazz               

              6.         Tripawds                                   


            7.         GLO GIRLY                                

            8.         You Did What with Your Weiner      

            9.         Puppy In Training                       

            10.       Pet Peeves                                  

Please congratulate the finalists and stay tuned for the final announcement of the TWO bloggers who will be working with PetSmart on the Build a Business Blog program – with the results to be showcased at the BlogPaws 2012 conference in June. 

Laughing-out-loudGood luck everyone!

24 Responses to “Drumroll Please! And the Top 10 Finalists are…”

  1. Ashley

    Congratulations to everyone and thank you so much to those who are giving I Love Rescue Animals a shot at this! I’m so excited!

  2. Barbara Strunin

    Wowie Zowie AdoptedMom we did it!!!! Made it into the Top 10 Finalists at number 5!!!! Woof, Woof, BOL!!!
    Thank You BlogPaws and Petsmart for this opportunity.
    Now it’s time to get to work on our video.
    Lights, Camera, Action…..
    Of course ChazzTheDog will Direct!

  3. Tripawds

    Holy Moly we are howling with joy! ARRRROOOOOOOOO!!!!! Thank you so much we can’t wait to get started!

  4. JaneA

    Wow, thank you! What an amazing privilege! I’m in very good company and I’m looking forward to seeing which of us gets to participate in this incredible opportunity. Thank you, BlogPaws and PetSmart for offering this to us. <3

  5. Cherie K. Miller (@Impeeved)

    Shock and awe from Pet Peeves. We’re thrilled to be in such a great group and to be given this opportunity!

  6. Theresa & Prudence

    Congratulations to all the finalists! Barooo buddies and good luck!

  7. Bonnie (and Chey)

    We’d love to hear more about how the blogs were picked so that we can work to improve our blog too. We’ve been blogging for years and never been able to pick up any notice and are hoping to increase visits and sell items.

  8. Linda Messina

    How exciting for ALL of you! Sending best wishes to you all for the remainder of the contest. Get those videos going and just be yourselves. Whoo Hoo!

  9. Glogirly and Katie

    Holy CAT!!! Thank you BlogPaws and PetSmart for a chance at such an amazing opportunity! We are in good company with so many wonderful bloggers! Congratulations to everyone! We’re mewing with joy!
    xo Glogirly & Katie

  10. Jill Lane

    Paw-some! Bully boy-O-boy! Hot diggity dawg! 5-Paws Kool! Yippity doo dog! Wowee Dog-zowie!
    Get the idea? Travlin’ jack is one happy pupp-a-roo. And Jill too! Thanks to the dog-lustrous judges. We’re rocking’ & Rollin’! Jack n Jill

  11. dawn

    Congratulations and good luck to everyone!

  12. Snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    Woohoo!! I’m SO excited to be in the final of this amazing competition – thank you so much to PetSmart and BlogPaws for giving us this opportunity!!
    Big Tail Wags to all,
    Snoopy 🙂

  13. Colby

    Awesome! I’m so excited Puppy In Training made the list. Thank you to BlogPaws and PetSmart for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to improve our blogs. Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists!

  14. Yvonne DiVita

    Thanks for all the great comments! And, stay tuned – this project will conclude AT BlogPaws, when PetSmart and the winners share their results in a session. You can learn from this experience by being at BlogPaws and planning to be at that session – and any of the dozens of others that are designed to teach you how to monetize, improve SEO, take better photos, get published, learn analytics and so much more! See you there! (you’re registered, right?)

  15. Penel

    Oh me is just so excited that many of my friends will get this opportunity!
    Me can’t wait to see the results!

  16. Dogs N Pawz

    Congratulations! I’m so excited to watch and learn and see how this works! Good luck to all of the finalists!

  17. Joan DeMartin

    Congrats to these finalists and their terrific blogs!

  18. Linda & Reba Messina

    We’re so happy to see so many of our favorites on the Top Ten list. Congratulations! If anyone missed the contest, it just goes to show you how impawtant it is to visit BlogPaws every day and how very impawtant it is to be a Community Member!

  19. Guido Basolo

    Catzowey congrats to al the fine finalists. Biting all the nails on my 4 paws till it’s BlogPaws time and on countdown to hear da funtastic finalists