PHOTOS: Meet the paw-dorable Puppy Bowl starting line-up

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 07:45AM
Max, for Team Fluff, is a 13-week-old pit bull mix. He's from Pennsylvania. (Animal Planet)
Dawson, for Team Fluff, is a 14-week-old Jack Russell terrier mix. He's from California. (Animal Planet)
Buttons, for Team Fluff, is a 12-week-old Pomeranian/schnauzer mix. She's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Archimedes, for Team Fluff, is a 15-week-old otterhound/Lab mix. He's from Virginia. (Animal Planet)
Lucky, for Team Fluff, is a 16-week-old terrier mix. She's from Tennessee. (Animal Planet)
Hope, for Team Fluff, is a 19-week-old Labrador/hound mix. She's from New York. (Animal Planet)
Foster, for Team Ruff, is a 19-week-old Bernese mountain dog mix. He's from Illinois. (Animal Planet)
Doobert, for Team Ruff, is 15-week-old English Pointer. He's from Virginia. (Animal Planet)
Daphne, for Team Ruff, is a 19-week-old pit bull. She's from Tennessee. (Animal Planet)
Daisy Moses, for Team Ruff, is a 13-week-old Chihuahua mix. She's from Massachusetts. (Animal Planet)
Buddy Love, for Team Fluff, is a 14-week-old dachshund/pit bull mix. He's from New York. (Animal Planet)
Bo, for Team Ruff, is a 15-week-old Parson Russell terrier mix. She's from California. (Animal Planet)
Blitz, for Team Fluff, is a 15-week-old golden retriever. He's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Bizmark, for Team Ruff, is an 18-week-old Bluetick Coonhound. He's from Iowa. (Animal Planet)
Beebop, for Team Ruff, is a 16-week-old terrier mix. She's from Missouri. (Animal Planet)
Alexander Hamilpup, for Team Fluff, is a 19-week-old Pomsky mix. He's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Winston, for Team Fluff, is a 14-week old Australian shepherd. He's from Idaho. (Animal Planet)
Wilma, for Team Fluff, is a 16-week-old pug/Shih Tzu mix. She's from New Jersey (Animal Planet)
Tucker, for Team Fluff, is a 16-week-old Australian shepherd mix. She's from Tennessee. (Animal Planet)
Sully, for Team Ruff, is a 12-week-old spaniel mix. He's from New Hampshire. (Animal Planet)
Stormy, for Team Ruff, is a mastiff/pit bull/Shar Pei mix. He's from Tennessee. (Animal Planet)
Slippers, for Team Fluff, is a 17-week-old Pomeranian/Havanese mix. She's from Illinois. (Animal Planet)
Sable, for Team Fluff, is a 14-week-old husky/Lab mix. She's from Ohio. (Animal Planet)
Ricky, for Team Ruff, is a 16-week-old terrier mix. He's from Tennessee. (Animal Planet)
Puddles, for Team Ruff, is a 13-week-old cocker/Shih Tzu mix. She's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Parfait, for Team Fluff, is a 17-week-old Yorkie/Poodle mix. She's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Panda, for Team Fluff, is an 18-week-old sato. She's from Puerto Rico. (Animal Planet)
Woody, for Team Ruff, is an 18-week-old blue heeler/Cattle mix. He's from Kentucky. (Animal Planet)
Winter, for Team Ruff, is a 14-week-old Jack Russell terrier mix. She's from California. (Animal Planet)
Wesley, for Team Ruff, is a 21-week-old Shepherd mix. He's from Missouri. (Animal Planet)
Striker, for Team Ruff, is an 18-week-old miniature pinscher/Shih Tzu mix. He's from Virginia. (Animal Planet)
Stretch, for Team Fluff, is a 19-week-old terrier mix. He's from Missouri. (Animal Planet)
Squirt, for Team Ruff, is a 12-week-old Dachshund/rat terrier mix. He's from Colorado. (Animal Planet)
Smooshie, for Team Ruff, is a 12-week-old Shar Pei. She's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Rory, for Team Fluff, is a 17-week-old poodle mix. He's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Precious, for Team Fluff, is a 15-week-old American pit bull terrier mix. She's from New York. (Animal Planet)
Peanut, for Team Fluff, is a 19-week-old Brussels Griffon mix. She's from Nevada. (Animal Planet)
Oliver, for Team Fluff, is a 12-week-old standard poodle. He's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
Nyquist, for Team Fluff, is a 15-week-old husky/shepherd mix. He's from New Jersey. (Animal Planet)
Nikkita, for Team Fluff, is an 18-week-old cocker spaniel/bichon frise mix. She's from Florida. (Animal Planet)
It's the biggest sporting event of the year for puppy fans: The Puppy Bowl.

In what's sure to be a barking good time, 78 puppies from 34 rescue organizations were drafted for PuppyBowl XIII. Each pup will play for either "Team Ruff" or "Team Fluff," trying their best to score "touchdowns" with dog toys on a football field made just for them.


The show airs Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet.

This year, the Puppy Bowl will include three puppies with disabilities. Doobert is deaf, Lucky has three legs, and Winston is hearing and sight-impaired, but that won't stop any of them from giving it all they've got on the puppy-sized grid iron.

The adoption extravaganza also features a half-time performance by "Kitty Gaga" with feline musical group Chicago Rock Cats.

All of the puppies (and kittens) are put up for adoption. To learn more about adopting them, visit Animal Planet's adoption page.

See the "paw"-adorable starting line-up in the gallery above.
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