The annual Animal Planet event announced its lineup featuring Connecticut rescue dogs from five shelters.
Meet the players in the big game on Super Bowl Sunday (no, the other game).
Bowl season is officially upon us, and the biggest game of the season (for canine enthusiasts) has been set. Puppy Bowl XIX will air on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Animal Planet, and it will be streamed simultaneously on Discovery+. This year's installment of the game that aims to raise awareness of pet adoption by having rescue puppies chase each other across a mini-gridiron — will boast a record number of furry competitors: 122, who hail from 67 shelters and rescues from all over the country. A pre-show, which airs at 1 p.m., will preview the matchup between Team Ruff and Team Fluff and offer a first look at the Kitty Halftime Show. Rufferee Dan Schachner will oversee his 12th game, with Steve Levy and Taylor Rooks returning to offer play-by-play commentary. And once again, the event will showcase 11 dogs and three cats that can be be adopted during the game. (The competing puppies will have already found homes, given that Puppy Bowl XIX was filmed in the fall.) But you didn't click on this gallery for words — let's get to the pictures and see 22 of the players, with the full lineup available at PuppyBowl.com.
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