Lifestyle Pets The World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Finalists Have Been Chosen! Vote for Your Favorite Now Go to People.com/rescuedogcontest to cast 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 August 23, 2018 04:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email You sent us more than 10,000 pictures of your adorable rescues, along with their heart-warming adoption stories, for the World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by Pedigree. Big news: We’ve narrowed down this pool to 10 finalists. To read their stories and to vote for your favorite dog, visit People.com/RescueDogContest and click on the “Voting” tab. Voting will be open from Aug. 23 to Aug. 31. After voting ends, the top three dogs will move on to the judging phase. Celebrity judges Olivia Munn and LeAnn Rimes, along with judges from PEOPLE and Pedigree, will pick the winner from the top three. The grand prize winner will receive: a custom photo shoota feature in PEOPLE magazine 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 Contest winner will be revealed this October live on Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda on NBC.