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+.
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.
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.
Who's ready for PUPPY BOWL XVII? Here's this year's Starting Line Up. You can watch these players take it to the field as Team RUFF take on Team FLUFF on Sunday, February 7 at 2p ET on discovery+ and Animal Planet.
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!
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.
These pups are competing for the title of "Most Pup-ular" in this year's Pupularity Playoffs. Leading up to the big game, vote for your favorites each week. The winner will be announced during the PUPPY BOWL PREGAME SHOW on Sunday, February 7 at 1p ET. And don't miss these players in action during PUPPY BOWL on discovery+ and Animal Planet on Sunday, February 7 at 2p ET.
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.