The Puppy Bowl is Coming to Animal Planet and Joel and Maryann Speak With Everyone’s Favorite “Rufferee”
Forget about the Big Game this Sunday, I am going to be watching the Puppy Bowl! It is a great pre-game show. The three-hour television matchup will showcase more puppies, more animal shelters and rescues and more inspiring adoption stories than ever before as the puppy players from Team Ruff and Team Fluff take to the gridiron in the Puppy Bowl stadium to win the WAYFAIR® “Lombarky” trophy.
In addition to the ear pulls, tail tugs, sloppy kisses, and puppy penalties, this feel-good sports competition will highlight the incredible work of rescue and shelter workers who dedicate their lives to helping animals find their forever homes. Puppy Bowl XIX will feature 122 puppies, 67 shelters and rescues across 34 states — and for the first-time will feature a Native American animal organization and a puppy player from Dominica, West Indies.Puppy Bowl XIX will start with a pre-game show on Animal Planet and discovery+ at 1:00PM ET/ 10:00AM PT to give audiences the inside scoop on the Puppy Bowl draft with exclusive interviews with coaches and players. Audiences will also learn more about each puppy player’s breed mix and other unique traits from Wisdom Panel™ dog DNA test that could help determine which puppy player will have a furry leg-up on the field. The pre-game show will also provide a first-look at the ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Kitty Halftime Show
Joel and Maryann were lucky enough to have a chance to speak with everyone’s favorite “Rufferee” Dan Schachner who returns for his 12th year as Puppy Bowl Ref. Listen to the full interview:
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