Austin's cutest players take the field for annual Puppy Bowl, Saturday

Steve Phelps
February 4, 2018

If it isn't obvious, the Puppy Bowl XIV is coming back for all the animal lovers out there!

But Animal Planet has already posted the special that will air before Sunday's battle royale, and it's streaming on their site for free, along with a few other related featurettes.

The Puppy Bowl will feature Olympia from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

Of course, no championship would be complete without celebrities.

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Jokgu, a chicken famous for its piano-playing skills will kick off the afternoon with a performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner", while a slew of farm animals including chickens, pigs, and hedgehogs will show off their cheerleading prowess from the sidelines.

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During that time the bear crossed into Canada, having walked almost 270 miles (430 kilometers) since her collar had been applied. In contrast, the four bears that actually caught and ate ringed seals gained nearly 10 percent of their body mass.

"It is 20 adoptable cats, all from the ASPCA, who are performing in honor of the great JT doing it at the big game this year: NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" but sung [as] Meow, Meow, Meow'". African grey parrot Meep the Bird will help host, too.

This year, Animal Planet is featuring pups rescued from areas that were devastated by natural disasters last year in Houston, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Mexico. Among them are Moonshine, a sight-impaired and deaf Border Collie, Sophie, a three-legged Goldendoodle, and Luna, a Pomeranian mix with a cleft palate. "It's really about the rescue and welfare of pets". PlayStation Vue also carries Animal Planet through its "Access" plan, which offers viewers a five-day trial.

Team Ruff and Team Fluff will face off at Puppy Bowl time, 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 4, making for a nice pre-Super Bowl LII taste of lower-stakes competition before the big game gets underway.

The local dogs are named Tyler and Teddy, both were rescued by Shaggy Dog Rescue, which Wetmore started 10 years ago out of her home. The show's success has spawned numerous copycats including Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl and National Geographic's Fish Bowl.

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