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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Animal

Let’s face it—the internet runs on images of cute animals. Our furry friends make every day a little brighter, and they deserve the same accolades as their human counterparts. So here are the animals who pawed their way into our hearts and onto our screens the most this year.

Nominees

finalist
Aaron's Animals
Simply put, Aaron Benitez makes “videos with animals.” From “Emo Dog Jam Sesh” to “Epic Cat House P…
Aspen the Mountain Pup
With more Instagram followers than Aspen, CO residents, furry outdoor adventurist and Golden Retrie…
Coby the Cat
Currently touted as the world’s most beautiful cat, Coby the Cat’s big blue eyes are breaking the i…
winner
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Crusoe is quite an enterprising dachshund. “The wiener dog who thinks he’s more of a celebrity than…
finalist
Geordi La Corgi
“To boldly go where no corgi has gone before,” LA-based Geordi La Corgi takes doggie fashion to new…
finalist
Harlow and Sage
Described by BuzzFeed as “The most adorable best friends in the world,” Weimaraner Harlow and Minia…
Jill the Squirrel
From rescue animal to Instagram star, 4-year-old eastern grey squirrel Jill has had a life full of …
finalist
Lionel the Hedgehog
A self-proclaimed “cactus with legs,” Lionel the Hedgehog is a spiny ball of personality captivatin…
finalist
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Described by NYMag.com as the “Last Pure Place Online,” Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is a Faceb…
PuiPui the Bunny
Self-proclaimed as “the most stylish bunny rabbit in the world,” and with plenty of international f…
Pumpkin the Raccoon
The orphan that thinks she’s just one of the dogs, Pumpkin the Raccoon has captivated the internet …
Unlikely Friends (Miss Zoe & Mr Bailey)
Balinese “fabulous feline” Miss Zoe and French bulldog Mr. Bailey are a best friend cat and dog duo…