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Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl: Meet the cutest contenders

Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl: Meet the cutest contenders

The countdown is on to 'Puppy Bowl XIV, ' the annual adorableness airing on Animal Planet the same day as Super Bowl LII. An African grey parrot named Bird will lost live-updates of the show on social media.

The network worked with 48 different animal shelters and rescue organizations from 26 US states in putting together the teams for this year's big game, which will feature the most pups in Puppy Bowl history.

Though the Puppy Bowl, which closely mimics the Super Bowl, is fun, the show's primary goal is to help find the dogs a loving home. The Puppy Bowl is great for drawing attention to this growing pet population problem, and this one game always helps to boost dog adoptions at this time of the year. This year the little puppies have been brought in from 48 different animal shelters and organizations from all across the United States, including areas hit by natural disasters like Florida, Houston, and Puerto Rico.

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This is the first year Animal Planet is also hosting a "Dog Bowl" to advocate for the adoption of older dogs that may be a better fit for some households.

Look at all those unbelievable dogs, would you please?

Schachner is excited to return as "rufferee" for a seventh year, joined this time by Shirley the rescue sloth assisting on the field.

Although we couldn't get enough of the puppies, the game isn't just about them. During the game, which starts at 3 PM ET, viewers will be able to create digital trading cards using photos of their own pets or go online to learn more about each competitor and even vote for the game's most valuable player (MVP). Who wouldn't want to help them?


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