THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Animal

Sure, humans have a lot to offer...but sometimes the best things in life come from those who aren’t people! These cuddly friends are killing it on social and we can’t help but want to snuggle them. Watch out, there will be chew toys on the teal carpet this year.

Nominees

Beanz Hart
“I belong to Mamrie Hart, but my heart belongs to dat stink life," says Beanz Hart on her Instagram…
finalist
BigCatDerek
BigCatDerek social accounts feature Derek, a Texas man who runs an exotic animal sanctuary with a l…
finalist
Doug the Pug
A self-described “King of the Pop Culture," Doug the Pug is another #dogsofInstagram people are obs…
Everything Goat
All goats, all of the time. @EverythingGoats is a popular Twitter handle featuring tweets, memes, G…
winner
JiffPom
Jiff Pom is a tiny Pomeranian puppy who likes to dress up, run around, and do cute things for us al…
finalist
Marnie
With nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, Marnie the Dog knows social media. She’s a 13-year-ol…
finalist
Marutaro
Japanese hedgehog Marutaro has its own blog, Instagram handle, and Vine account followed by thousan…
Remix
Remix the Dog is “the stylish bearded pupster" famous on Instagram. A miniature Schnauzer from Toro…
Tiny Hats on Cats
Adam Ellis from BuzzFeed is the man behind Tiny Hats on Cats, an Instagram account featuring Maxwel…
finalist
Trump Your Cat
When Donald Trump announced his run for presidency, the internet’s first reaction was #TrumpYourCat…
cat reviews
People on the internet love cats. One Vine account has users voicing reviews of their cats, much li…
petstylistt
Everyone needs a good hair stylist… including your pet. @petstylistt is a groomer out of Moscow who…