03 February 2012

Heads or tails? Get ready for the 8th annual Puppy Bowl

This year, Animal Planet is proudly marking the 8th anniversary of the Puppy Bowl with many one of kind features. Certainly, the highlight of the game is that all of the playful pooches you see playing their hearts out are recruited from shelters and rescue groups nationwide. These rough and ready pups are set to take to the field Sunday, February 5th with kickoff set for 3 p.m.

Not to be missed features of the game include old favorites, such as the puppy, kiss, and water bowl camera angles. Thanks to these camera angles, no play will be missed, and no achievement will go unnoticed!

For the first time, a squealing squad of five perky pigs will be cheering on all of the dedicated, determined dogs! Another feature of the big game is a one of a kind aerial view, piloted by happy hamsters sitting in the Ice Breakers blimp.

For some real entertainment at half time, all eyes will be on the frisky felines who will take over the stadium providing viewers with a spectacular show for all to see!

At the end of the game, the Most Valuable Puppy title will be awarded! To cast a vote for the MVP, and view a rundown of the most memorable moments of past puppy bowls, please visit animalplanet.com. If this isn’t enough excitement, you can also participate in the action and receive instant updates via twitter thanks to @MeepTheBird! All animals seen in this year’s Puppy Bowl are available for adoption. Please visit petfinder.org for more information on supporting this wonderful cause!

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Ashley Shamus | Email
Northeast Pennsylvania Ashley has a psychology degree, and is soaking up tons of knowledge while furthering her education. She has a passion for holistic nutrition, animal rights, and green vegetables. In her free time, she loves to cook, juice, and bask in the sun. She whole heartedly applauds and appreciates all of the wonderful people who strive to make a positive difference in animals’ lives!

Photo credit: Animal Planet