This year, Super Bowl Sunday will be cuter than ever. Seriously, it’s never been cuter, and it’s all thanks to the stars of the Puppy Bowl. Adorable, adoptable, and full of fun, the furry stars of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl are ready to charm you. This year marks the first that puppies with special needs will star in the big annual show. They include Lucky, an adorable tripod terrier mix, Doobert, a deaf pointer, and Winston, a deaf and blind Australian shepherd.
Meet the first special needs puppies to compete in the Puppy Bowl
— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) January 3, 2017
Rescues from across the nation are vying to promote their sweetest adoptable puppies for a chance at the spotlight—and a home. Did you know that most Puppy Bowl players have been adopted by the time of the big game? These lucky dogs really do benefit from all the amazing exposure, as do the rescue organizations they represent.
Puppy Bowl XIII sneak peek
The sports aficionados at SBNation provide some useful insight into this year’s 39 competitors for team Ruff and team Fluff, which will be very handy for those building their fantasy team for the big game. You can see photos of all 39 players right here.