Meet the Petfinder pups named after Sunday’s Super Bowl stars

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Thirteen gets ready for Puppy Bowl.

As the Packers take on the Steelers this Sunday, more than 30 former Petfinder puppies will be on a different gridiron in Animal Planet’s 7th annual Puppy Bowl (Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. ET).

Those puppies have all been adopted, but plenty of adorable Petfinder pups are still waiting for forever homes — including many who share names with this year’s Super Bowl stars.

Meet a few of them after the jump.


Ben Ben in Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Steelers namesakes:
173 dogs named Ben (quarterback Ben Roethlisberger)

55 dogs named Troy (strong safety Troy Polamalu)

22 dogs named Antonio (wide receiver Antonio Brown)

27 dogs named Ryan (safety Ryan Clark)

10 dogs named Heath (tight end Heath Miller)


Aaron in Gonzales, TX

Green Bay Packers namesakes:

6 dogs named Packer

33 dogs named Aaron (quarterback Aaron Rodgers)

29 dogs named Clay (linebacker Clay Matthews)

11 dogs named Bryan (offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga)

13 dogs named Chad (offensive tackle Chad Clifton)

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Thank you to our partner BISSELL, the Puppy Bowl VII sponsor, for making Puppy Bowl possible. Without them we’d miss this opportunity to show the world some wonderful adoptable pets.

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