RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Twelve of this year’s Puppy Bowl players will be from two Virginia-based rescue groups.
Operation Paws for Homes, a group that helps find homes for dogs and cats in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be providing seven puppies. Five puppies will come from Green Dogs Unleashed, a dog rescue, rehab, and professional training organization based in Troy, Virginia.
There will be 70 total puppies in this year’s show. The dogs will be split up and placed either on Team Ruff or Team Fluff to compete to win Puppy Bowl XVII.
Win or lose all of the puppies are headed towards being adopted into their “furever” homes.
The Puppy Bowl will air on Animal Planet on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.