Meet the Players of Puppy Bowl XVIII
Introducing the adoptable puppy players of Puppy Bowl XVIII! Learn about the dogs behind the cutest game on TV. These pawesome athletes will go head to head as Team Ruff and Team Fluff compete for the trophy. See the full Player Gallery. These canines come from all around the country to celebrate their incredible shelters and rescues and to promote puppy adoption.
Tune in to PUPPY BOWL XVIII on discovery+ and Animal Planet on Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM ET.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Moby 00:59
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Moby 00:59
As a member of Team Ruff, this French bulldog comes from Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Moby’s cleft palate isn’t the only thing that sets him apart…it’s his intimidating stare that is sure to give him that edge over his opponents.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Dinozzo 00:59
As a member of Team Fluff, this basset hound/shih tzu mix comes from the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue in Deepwater, New Jersey. Dinozzo loves to hang out at the water bowl but--wham--he could come out of nowhere and score big.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Ridley 00:59
As a member of Team Ruff, this border collie comes from the Green Dogs Unleashed organization in Troy Virginia. And even though Ridley is vision and hearing impaired, it doesn't slow him down. No way! He goes after exactly what his puppy heart wants.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Benny 00:59
This Team Fluff member is a poodle comes from Bosley’s Place in Smyrna, Georgia. A birth defect left benny with only two working legs but that does not mean he’s intimidated by other pups. I can tell you that!
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Pongo 01:00
As a member of Team Ruff, this dalmatian comes from Green Dogs Unleashed of Virginia. Being hearing impaired means Pongo has a heightened sense of smell and a nose for toys. He won't hear of losing!
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Birch 00:59
As a member of Team Fluff, this chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix comes from Ninna’s Road to Rescue in Haughton, Louisiana. Birch is the smallest dog on the field but don’t let that fool you…there’s a lot of fire in this little belly!
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Odell Barkham 01:00
As a member of Team Ruff, this beagle/chow chow mix comes from Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, Ohio. Odell Barkham was born to play this game. Not only is his namesake an NFL player, he has a signature move that works in his favor.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Wasabi 00:59
A member of Team Fluff, this pup is a chihuahua/cocker spaniel mix. Wasabi comes from the Sato Project in New York City. He’s focused on team work making the dream work. Look forward to seeing what he's got in him!
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Ted D. Bear 00:59
As a member of Team Ruff, this goldendoodle comes from Florida Little Dog Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida. Ted D. Bear knows how to have fun and has boundless energy.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Baxter 00:59
As a member of Team Fluff, this spirited pug comes from the Florida Little Dog Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida. If Baxter transfers that love for roughhousing to the field, there’s no telling how many touchdowns he’ll score.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Hoku 01:00
As a member of Team Ruff, Hoku is our first Hawaiian dog. How cool is that?! This American staffordshire terrier/catahoula leopard dog mix comes from the Maui Humane Society. Hoku is known to be an adventurous hiker—I bet she’s gonna be fierce on the field.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Nugget 01:00
As a member of Team Fluff, this excitable Pembroke Welsh corgi comes from the Florida Little Dog Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida. Although he’s the chosen breed of the British Royals, that doesn’t mean he’s above getting in the mix of things on the field. Gonna keep an eye on Nugget for sure…
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Maisie 00:59
As a member of Team Ruff, this chihuahua/dachshund mix comes from Compassion Kind in St. Petersburg, Florida. Maisie was rescued from Hurricane Ida and that survivor instinct is what's needed to be a winner in this game.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Irwin 01:00
As a member of Team Fluff, this pup is an interesting chihuahua/American pitbull terrier mix. Irwin comes from the Sato Project in New York City. This three legged pup was rescued in Puerto Rico and although he speaks Spanish, his teammates can definitely translate his smooth moves on the field.
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Surf 00:59
As a member of Team Ruff, this pup is an interesting mix of miniature American shepherd and poodle. He comes from Miami-Dade County Animal Services in Miami, Florida. Surf is an extrovert not to be overlooked!
Puppy Bowl XVIII | Meet Kirby 00:59
As a member of Team Fluff, this Labrador retriever comes from America’s Vetdogs in Smithtown, NY before moving to Houston, Texas. He’s got quite the resume: he’s the Houston Texans’ service pup in-training. I can’t wait to see what he brings to the field.