People.com Lifestyle Pets Meet the Finalists for PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Vote for Your Top Dog After receiving thousand of entries to PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest, editors have narrowed the pool down to a group of canine finalists and now we need your vote By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 17, 2019 10:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Animal lovers across the country sent in thousands of pictures of their adorable rescue dogs and their heart-warming adoption stories for the PEOPLE’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by PEDIGREE. We’ve narrowed down the pool of entries to precious pooch finalists. Now, we need your help to choose the top three dogs from this pack. To learn more about each of our finalists and vote for your favorite dog, visit people.com/worlds-cutest-rescue-dog-contest. Voting is open from July 17 through Aug. 2. After the voting period ends, the top three dogs will move on to the final judging phase. Celebrity judges Katherine Schwarzenegger and Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, along with judges from PEOPLE and PEDIGREE, will pick the winner! The grand prize winner you help pick with your vote will receive: A custom photo shootA feature in PEOPLE and on People.comA year’s supply of dog food from PEDIGREEA $1,000 donation to the pet rescue organization of the winner’s choice The World’s Cutest Rescue Dog will be revealed in this September live on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna at 10 a.m. on NBC. Please note: This page previously stated that there were 10 finalists. Due to a disqualification, we changed the number of finalists.