Hi all, those puppies (and kittens) sure were cute. I don’t know which puppies came from which shelters, but a full list of the shelters who provided animals can be found here.
Just click the link to go to that group’s Petfinder homepage, then click on “our pet list” or some such link.
Many of the puppies and kittens have probably been adopted (Puppy Bowl was filmed a few weeks ago), but PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP! There are THOUSANDS of adorable puppies and kittens waiting to be adopted on Petfinder, so please keep looking to find your own MVP (most valuable pet)!–Emily
I am sooooo excited for Super Bowl Sunday this year — not because I’m a football fan, but because Animal Planet is once again counter-programming with its famous Puppy Bowl … and this year, ALL the puppy players (as well as the kittens in the halftime show) are adoptable pets from Petfinder shelters and rescue groups!
Puppy Bowl V kicks off on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. EST. Visit AnimalPlanet.com’s Puppy Bowl page, where you can:
- see the full list of shelters and rescue groups who provided the puppies and kittens;
- meet Pepper the Parrot, the ambassador for Petfinder member group Phoenix Landing, who will open the game by singing the National Anthem;
- check out adorable portraits of all the puppy players.
For those of you who fans of both football AND adoptable pets, check out these Super Bowl star namesakes who are available for
adoption on Petfinder:
- Polamalu (named after Steelers’ strong safety Troy Polamalu) at W. PA Humane Society in Pittsburgh;
- JJ (like Cardinals’ running back JJ Arrington) at Wilson County Humane Society in Wilson, NC;
- Willie (as in Steelers’ running back Willie Parker) at Elmsford (NY) Animal Shelter;
- Lap-loving Larry (think Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald) at Earth Angels in Bronx, NY;