No matter which human football team you’ll be rooting for in the big game on February 2nd, everyone can agree that Team Ruff and Team Fluff are the cutest sports teams of all time. Will team Ruff be repeating their victory of last year, or will team Fluff be running the ball to victory in 2020? It’s anybody’s game out there.
Behind the scenes of Puppy Bowl XVI
Each year, rescues are chosen from across the nation to send puppies to represent them in the big game. The 38 starting puppies for Puppy Bowl XVI are between 12 and 26 weeks old and usually have already found adoptive homes for the off-season.
With the game less than a month away, some players have been making the spotlight on their local news and social media. Let’s meet some key players!
Lucca is playing for Texas Chihuahua Rescue of Pleasonton, TX.
Eli and Sebastian
Eli and Sebastian are representing the East Greenwich Animal Protection League of Cranston, RI. This is the third year sending players to the big game for the non-profit.
Sol is playing for Cartagena Paws of Buffalo, NY, a non-profit which focuses on rescuing street dogs from Cartagena, Colombia. From the mean streets to the gridiron — that’s a serious come up!
Our adorable ALUM, GRANNY SMITH will be hitting the field at the Puppy Bowl XVI on Sun. February 2nd! Please make sure to tune into @AnimalPlanet at 3PM ET on the 2nd for all the excitement … and make sure to cheer on Team Fluff!!!#PuppyBowl #RoadToPuppyBowl #GoTeamFluff pic.twitter.com/SC3T24RJvk
— Paws Crossed (@Pawscrossedny) January 2, 2020
Granny Smith is representing Paws Crossed, of Elmsford, NY.
We’re going to Puppy Bowl XVI! For the third year in a row, PAC will head to #PuppyBowl. This year, Kingery – as in @ScottyJetp4x – is our star player. Look for him in the starting lineup on Feb. 2 at 3PM on @AnimalPlanet. #RoadtoPuppyBowl pic.twitter.com/gzoljmtpC3
— Providence_AC (@Providence_AC) January 3, 2020
Kingery is playing for the Providence Animal Center of Media, PA.
Want to learn even more about the rescues and people behind the scenes of Puppy Bowl? Check out Animal Planet’s Road to Puppy Bowl show for some seriously heartwarming stories.
We can’t wait for the big game!