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Everything You Need to Know About Puppy Bowl XVII

The most adorable four-legged sporting event of the year is bringing all the pawsitive vibes. Watch PUPPY BOWL Sunday, February 7 at 2p ET on Animal Planet and stream it live on discovery+.

January 06, 2021

Score big with the goodest game of the year: PUPPY BOWL XVII! Meet the precious pooches taking the field and read on for some new surprises.

The Details

Join discovery+ and Animal Planet for a special 3-hour event on Sunday, February 7 in an all-new ‘stadium within a stadium’ that’s bigger and better than ever before. PUPPY BOWL celebrates adoptable pups in all their cuteness and showcases the incredible shelters and rescues, as well as their staffers, who dedicate their lives to helping animals find their loving homes.

Meet the Players of Puppy Bowl XVII

This year, 22 shelters and rescues from nine Northeastern States are enlisted to bring 70 incredible adoptable puppy players out for PUPPY BOWL to sport their TEAM RUFF ‘Tail Mary Tangerine’ and TEAM FLUFF ‘Bark Blue’ bandana colors.

PUPPY BOWL is 16 for 16 with an adoption rate at 100% of all puppies and kittens featured have found their forever homes with loving families. Tune in on game day to find out how to adopt!

What's New

To gear up for the big game, point your paws to PuppyBowl.com to vote every week for your favorite pup in the "Pupularity Playoffs" bracket style tournament. The winner will be revealed the day of Puppy Bowl.

Show off your PUPPY BOWL excitement with a new Instagram Filter to match your personality with an adorable starting lineup player. Get your own pup featured in the Puppy Bowl photo gallery by tagging your best pet photos on social media with #PuppyBowl.

Joining this year as PUPPY BOWL XVII announcers are ESPN’s Monday Night Football play- by- play announcer Steve Levy and SportsCenter host Sage Steele who will be providing puppy analysis throughout the game!

Fan Favorites Return

America’s greatest “Rufferee,” Dan Schachner, celebrates a decade calling puppy penalties, ruffs & tumbles, and pawsome touchdowns along with award-winning animal advocate and television correspondent Jill Rappaport.

This year's Kitty Half-Time Show will feature none other than senior rescue cat DJ Grand Master Scratch, setting the stage for the purr-fect neon dance party.

Tweet along with game day commentator Meep The Bird and vote in real time, for the winner of the Most Valuable Puppy award. Results will be revealed at the end of the show.

Last year, Team Fluff scored the winning touchdown, so Team Ruff will be back in full furry force to compete to win the coveted trophy.

Pup Close and Personal highlights this year include actress and animal advocate Kristen Bell teaming up with Annenberg PetSpace and one lucky kid baker from Food Network’s ‘Kid Baking Championship,’ with appearances from hosts Valerie Bertinelli & Duff Goldman.

Get Your Tailgate Party On

The PUPPY BOWL XVII Pre-Game Show begins at 1PM ET/ 10AM PT on Feb 7 with long-time PUPPY BOWL sports correspondents Rodt Weiler, James Hound and Sheena Inu, and field reporters Brittany Spaniel and Herman Shepard to pump up the crowd with pup insights on the furry matchups before the big game.

Stream What You Love

It doesn't stop there, access even more furry fun and exclusive content by downloading discovery+. Leading up to PUPPY BOWL, discovery+ and Animal Planet GO users will find exclusive in-app original programming, including the PUPPY BOWL midform series “Pupclose & Personal,” where NFL stars Chris Godwin, Ronnie Stanley, and Ryan Kerrigan reveal their personal pup adoption stories. Pus, Dan the Ref takes us down memory lane, highlighting the very best and firsts of Puppy Bowl’s 17-year history.

Head to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for original videos, GIFs, Instagram Stickers, a Puppy Bowl AR Filter, and more.

Next Up

Ready, Set, Pup! Introducing Puppy Bowl XVIII

​​Everyone’s favorite game is back in action! PUPPY BOWL is back with more ear pulls, tail tugs, sloppy kisses, and touchdowns you won't want to miss. Get ready to cheer on the puppy players of Team Ruff and Team Fluff as they give it their all.

Get Ready for Puppy Bowl XIX

Puppy Bowl XIX premieres Sunday, February 12 at 2P ET/11A PT with more adoptable puppies from shelters and rescues across the nation.

Get Ready for Puppy Bowl XX on Animal Planet!

Puppy Bowl XX premieres Sunday, February 11 at 2P ET/11A PT with more adoptable puppies from shelters and rescues than ever before.

Snoop and Martha Return to Coach Puppy Bowl XVIII

The legendary duo, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, are returning to the other ‘big game’ this year. They'll be hosting, and also coaching at PUPPY BOWL XVIII, streaming on discovery+ and airing on Animal Planet Sunday, February 13 at 2PM ET/11AM PT.

Barking News: Snoop and Martha Host Puppy Bowl XVII

The O.G. dynamic duo, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, are joining in on the other ‘big game’ this year, as hosts of PUPPY BOWL XVII, streaming on discovery+ and airing on Animal Planet Sunday, February 7 at 2PM ET/11AM PT.

Here's Everything Puppy Bowl You Can Stream to Get the Paw-ty Started

Puppies, kittens, and Snoop Dogg, oh my! Get ready to gear up for PUPPY BOWL XVII - streaming on discovery+ on Sunday February 7 and airing on Animal Planet at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT! But before the big game, here's everything you can stream now and leading up to Puppy Bowl. Join NFL players, major celebs, and of course, puppies galore on Puppy Bowl Sunday.Updated: February 7, 2021

The Ulti-mutt Fan Guide to Puppy Bowl XVIII

Gearing up for Puppy Bowl XVIII? There are so many things you can enjoy now to get ready for the big game. From a TikTok scrimmage with the pups to the Pregame Show, here's the ulti-mutt fan guide to get the paw-ty started!Watch PUPPY BOWL XVIII on Sunday, February 13 at 2p ET on Animal Planet and stream on discovery+.

Catch the Puppy Bowl Official Scrimmage Only on TikTok

Before you stream PUPPY BOWL XVII on discovery+ this Sunday, February 7 at 2PM ET/11AM PT, get a sneak peek at the puppy scrimmage to end all scrimmages. Watch Team Ruff and Team Fluff go head to head LIVE over on @AnimalPlanet's TikTok on Saturday, February 6 at 2PM ET.

Bracketology: Benny Wins in a Landslide Victory

Team Ruff and Team Fluff favorites went nose to nose in the final round. But in a landslide victory, Benny took home the title of Most Pup-ular! See his path to victory and highlights from the Pupularity Playoffs. See all the pups in action during PUPPY BOWL XVIII on Sunday, February 13 at 2p ET on discovery+ and Animal Planet.

Puppy Bowl XVIII Post Game Highlights

What a reBARKable game! The puppies of Team Fluff and Team Ruff gave it their all, and we couldn't be more proud. With a final score of 73-69, Team Fluff slid into the end zone for a last-minute victory. Missed the action? Stream Puppy Bowl XVIII now on discovery+.