The 14th edition of the Puppy Bowl will take place on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 4) as once again Team Ruff will take on Team Ruff, or in honor of the New England Patriots [VIDEO] taking on the Philadelphia Eagles this game is also being dubbed the Pup-triots vs. the B-eagles.
The fun begins at 2 PM ET with a pregame show that provides the audience a behind-the-scenes peek at the puppies' pre-Bowl rituals. This year's participants come from 48 shelters across 25 US states and territories that suffered natural disasters in 2017, including Houston, Puerto Rico, and Florida.
Puppy Bowl XIII's PEDIGREE (R) Starting Lineup featured 39 puppies who competed for the individual BISSELL (R) MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) by scoring the most touchdowns with dog-approved toys by Petco.
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There's even a spin-off called "Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl" the night before featuring 50 adult dogs in need of homes too.
In a statement with Fox News, Dan Schachner, the event's returning "rufferee", listed some of the rescue puppies who will feature in the game. Myself, I foster dogs, and I find that older dogs are easier. Don't overlook the older dogs that are languishing often in shelters.
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"Like they say 'Don't just be merry at Christmas, have it extend throughout the whole year, ' and it's the same idea with Puppy Bowl".
During Animal Planet's broadcast of puppies (3 p.m. EST on Sunday) playing on a mini football field, Tinder users will see each of the puppy players' profiles along with actual human profiles. "We want the love and the thoughtfulness towards these pets that need our help to extend all year long".
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