They’re vying for the first spot in both the contest and our hearts. For the 18th year, America’s renowned Puppy Bowl is back, and the contestants are ready to rock and roll.
Dan Schachner, a long-time Puppy Bowl referee, told The Washington Post, “These are not trained puppies.” “These are dogs in their purest form.”
On the other hand, the yearly puppy extravaganza has a wider paw-pose: to find these furry buddies a forever home. The Puppy Bowl, in fact, seems to have a 100% rate of adoption.
Every year, adoption rates at the shelters that provide the playful puppies rise following the Puppy Bowl.
With more than 100 canines from 63 shelters in 33 states, including a puppy from Hawaii, this year’s tournament is the biggest yet. This year’s iteration also has the most developmentally disabled dogs in the Bowl’s history.
In Puppy Bowl, there is only one rule: drag a chew toy into the goal line. Any other calls, according to Schachner, are made up on the spot.
You can watch it on Discovery+ or Animal Planet now!