By: Mark Sudol
More than 100 puppies are competing in this weekend's Puppy Bowl.
Of the 14 from Connecticut, three are from Stamford.
"We were hoping to get one, and to get three is just incredible," said Lucky Dog Refuge CEO and co-founder Kirstin Mende.
Inez, Betty and Rebekah, all adopted from Lucky Dog Refuge, are competing in this Sunday's Puppy Bowl XX.
"It's a dream come true. I couldn't have written a better story for these dogs and I'm so grateful to the people who adopted them because they're giving them the best homes and the best life," said Mende.
Their names are inspired by Taylor Swift lyrics.
Sisters Betty and Inez are Australian Cattle Dog poodle mixes that were rescued from a pound in Mississippi.
Rebekah is a German shepherd mix who was abandoned in Mississippi.
"To go from that to the Puppy Bowl, it's the ultimate Cinderella story," said Mende.
Rebekah and Betty played in the Puppy Bowl for Team Ruff.
Inez played for Team Fluff.
"We're rooting for everyone, we're rooting for adoption," said Mende.
There’s also a watch party at Third Place by Half Full Brewery in Stamford Sunday.
All three dogs will be there.
The Puppy Bowl airs Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. on Animal Planet.