Local Dogs Featured In Puppy Bowl XIV

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Lyn Ofrane holds Scooter left and Harley. Both are available for adoption

Animal Planet worked with 48 different shelters and rescue organizations from 25 US states and territories to get this year's furry contestants. No, we are not talking about the Super Bowl 52 matchup between the Patriots and Eagles, but Animal Planet's adorable Puppy Bowl where two canine teams will go nose-to-nose for the coveted "Lombarky Trophy". Dan Schachner returns to the field for his seventh year as the Puppy Bowl referee.

The Hallmark Channel is partnering with North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation for Kitten Bowl V, which will feature another batch of fluffy "cat-letes" cavorting around.

Viewers who fall for a puppy already adopted after the show shouldn't be discouraged, he said.

"Chances are that dog is part of a litter or they have similar dogs that would also make a good fit for somebody's family or home".

Look at all those wonderful dogs, would you please?

Who is ready for the big game? Myself, I foster dogs, and I find that older dogs are easier. Don't overlook the older dogs that are languishing often in shelters. African grey parrot Meep the Bird will help host, too. Rumors has it that he'll have some humans helping him, but just play along. Puppy Bowl 2018 is no different than the Super Bowl in the fact that they also have a pregame show, followed by the big game and concluding with the presentation of the game's MVP, which fans can vote for online.

Then, at 3 p.m., attendees can head to our main lobby for a Puppy Bowl XIV watch party to see the cutest event in sports history featuring three hours of cuteness overload with furry faces and sloppy kisses.

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