Pet Bowl XVI Recruits Over 90 Lovable Adoptables

I’m not a giant soccer fan, however that doesn’t imply I don’t stay up for the day of the Tremendous Bowl yearly. No, it’s not for the commercials. It’s not totally for the snacks both. I get excited to look at the annual Pet Bowl on Animal Planet!

Erin Wanner, a senior manufacturing govt for Animal Planet, informed Patch how this annual custom took place over 15 years in the past.

“We put down some turf on the workplace ground and let some puppies go loopy. We spent three bucks on it. Now it’s a popular culture phenomenon. There’s nothing higher than puppies.”

At Pet Bowl XVI this yr, over 90 adoptable rescue canines from over 60 completely different shelters and rescues will compete for the title of MVP (Most Precious Pet, in fact.)


There will not be a lot construction to their recreation however the puppies’ Bowl recreation is vastly superior to soccer. This yr’s match as soon as once more pits Workforce Ruff towards Workforce Fluff. I’ve obtained some huge cash down on Ruff, in order that they higher not disappoint me!

Pet Bowl Scouting

The 2020 / XVI roster took place by means of scouting efforts by Pet Bowl referee Dan Schachner and Animal Planet’s very personal Pet Bowl casting division. This group works with rescue organizations nationwide to recruit puppies (and grownup canines for the senior canine “Canine Bowl” the day earlier than.)

Clearly, the aim right here is to get these rescue pups adopted. That aim is all the time exceeded. Pet Bowl contestants normally get adopted earlier than the occasion even ends. The sport is Animal Planet’s most generally seen program.

The Pet Bowl is greater than only a cute present for individuals who don’t wish to watch soccer. It gives widespread publicity for rescues close by viewers with adoptable canines. Wanner hopes that attain will proceed to develop.

“It’s been 16 years, and I nonetheless really feel like we’re urgent upward and haven’t begun to see how far we will attain with the Pet Bowl. It’s a part of the popular culture cloth of Tremendous Bowl Sunday.”

The Pet Bowl XVI Gamers

Rescues throughout the nation have been proudly asserting the gamers representing them this yr.

Blue Water Space Humane Society in Michigan is a type of ecstatic organizations represented. Logan, one in all six brothers saved from a pet mill scenario, now wears the title Skilled Athlete. This yr he performs for Workforce Ruff, the rescue shared on Fb.


“Logan was one in all six brothers that had been seized from a pet mill scenario by our native animal management. That they had been identified with Sarcoptic mange and we stepped as much as assist. They boys had subsequent to no hair and had been unbelievably itchy.”

After a couple of months of responding nicely to the remedy, Logan and his brother discovered their eternally properties. These fortunate adopters are actually soccer dad and mom!

Additionally enjoying on this yr’s Bowl is a Bull Canine/Staffie combine named Rooster. He represents Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia.


“Sanctuary Rescue’s personal potato-shaped mascot is a dog-gone Pet Bowl Tremendous Star who was apparently born to razzle dazzle out on the AstroTurf.” –@sanctuaryrescue/Fb

You’ll be able to view the complete lovable XVI roster (together with back-up gamers) on Animal Planet’s web site.

I doubt you’ll, however simply in case: don’t neglect to look at The Pet Bowl at three pm on February 2nd on Animal Planet! (Go Workforce Ruff!)

H/T: Click on On Detroit
Featured Picture: @puppybowl2019/Instagram

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