A Sneak Peek at Sunday's Puppy Bowl!

They're the ideal football players: gorgeous, cuddly, and not too picky about salaries. In fact, a dog treat and an ear rub will pretty much...

 |  Feb 3rd 2012  |   36 Contributions


They're the ideal football players: gorgeous, cuddly, and not too picky about salaries. In fact, a dog treat and an ear rub will pretty much keep these athletes happy. Meet the pups of Puppy Bowl VIII, Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl.

There's lots of fun and games during the Puppy Bowl, and there's even a ref to sort it all out as the pups explore the gridiron, with all the chaos that comes with that.

When Animal Planet first called and told me that I would be working with 58 puppies, 20 cats, five pigs, and one bird, I thought this would be the easiest gig of my career, says Dan Schachner, the Bowl's new ref. But after calling my first 'terrier touchdown,' I can see why this is the toughest competition in sports today.

All the puppies in the Puppy Bowl have been selected from shelters and rescues across the U.S. with the help of Petfinder.com. One goal of the Bowl is to increase adoption of animals. The aforementioned cats are cheerleaders, and the pigs are the pep squad. The bird apparently tweets the fast-paced action.

Want a sneak peek at some of the pups in the starting lineup? Check out these cuties and their vital stats. Do you have a favorite? They're all way too adorable for me to not want to take them all home.

Name: Anthony
Breed(s): Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks
Fun Fact: Plans to major in art history
Adoption Organization: All Star Pet Rescue

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Name: Baskin
Breed(s): Jack Russell/Pug Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 15 weeks
Fun Fact: Wishes he could play Frisbee every day
Adoption Organization: Street Tails

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Name: Fumble
Breed(s): Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 9 weeks
Fun Fact: Has every Bow Wow song on his iPawd
Adoption Organization: SPCA LA

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Name: Hollie
Breed(s): Border Collie Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 11 weeks
Fun Fact: Wrote an essay on Joan of Bark
Adoption Organization: Pennsylvania SPCA

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Name: Peter
Breed(s): Dachshund
Sex: Male
Age: 10 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves to watch River Monsters.
Adoption Organization: Furever Dachshund Rescue

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Name: Sweetie Pie
Breed(s): Catahoula Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 11 weeks
Fun Fact: Loves long walks on the beach.
Adoption Organization: LARAS House

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Name: Marbles
Breed(s): Terrier
Sex: Male
Age: 13 weeks
Fun Fact: Cant put down his BarkBerry.
Adoption Organization: Furever Dachshund Rescue

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