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Puppy Bowl 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The big game is right around the corner, and we are not talking about the Super Bowl. While the Chiefs and Buccaneers gear up for Super Bowl LV, the Puppy Bowl, hosted by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, will feature a face-off between#TeamRuff and#TeamFluff as they fight for the Chewy Lombarky trophy. Line barkers and wide retrievers will also be competing for the Most Valuable Puppy title—and for the hearts of viewers. If you're planning on tuning in for the big game, read on for the ultimutt Puppy Bowl guide.

What is the Puppy Bowl?

Every year, Animal Planet gathers young puppies and has them compete by scoring touchdowns with dog toys on the mini gridiron of the Geico Stadium. Aside from entertainment, Animal Planet hopes that the viewers consider adopting the players that need a home. The Puppy Bowl has a track record of 100% post-game adoptions, and they expect this year to be no different! The three-hour event will feature the iconic water bowl cam, slo-mo replays, the puppy kiss cam, Surge the scoreboard-powering hamster, and the return of more fan favorites. Additionally, for the first time ever on the sidelines, Team Ruff and Team Fluff players will be cheered on by none other than adoptable puppy cheerleaders.

Who is Competing in the Puppy Bowl?

70 puppies from 22 shelters and rescues will hit the field on Sunday to compete in the Puppy Bowl XVII. This year’s Puppy Bowl features six special needs pups to prove that puppies of all kinds can play hard and love harder.