Tail-wagging touchdown: One dozen Florida puppies in 2016 ‘Puppy Bowl’

Florida Little Dog Rescue have their paws pumped and are raring to go, because twelve of their precious puppies are participating in the 2016 ‘Puppy Bowl XII’ this Sunday on Animal Planet! They’ve been posting updates on theirFacebook page all week. The pups will be growling around the gridiron, hoping their cuteness will be front and center with potential adopters. What has to be the world’s cutest sporting event airs from 3-5 PM ET/PT. The ‘tailgate’ party starts at 2:30 PM ET/PT with the ‘Puppy Bowl Pre-Game Show’, featuring analysis and commentary by special guests. And the felines aren’t being kept on the sidelines. Football fans of rescue kitties may find some purrfect companions in the Puppy Bowl’s ‘Kitty Half-Time Show.’

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This year’s Puppy Bowl roster includes participants from 44 shelters and 25 states. Interested in drafting your own Fantasy Football Puppy Bowl team? You can find some suggestions here! There’s already a point spread, and Las Vegas is getting in on the action.

Want to know more about the Florida home team? FLDR’s squad of a dozen puppies include eight starters and four backups. Six of these pups also made it into the fantasy draft line-up. The eight starters are: Boris, Bijoux, Stella, Rixton, Andy Cohen, who is also known as Natasha to FLDR groupies, Gryffin, Wrinkles and Countess. FLDR staffers tell Examiner,

“Rixton, who had just been cleared from the Injured Reserve list due to a broken leg, and Countess, also known as Tessa, an English Bulldog with spina bifida, were able to show the other pups that being special needs doesn’t slow them down a bit, and they are ready to ‘bring it’ for game day!”

Per Animal Planet, Countess uses her disability as motivation, ‘leading the nation in sits, shakes, and lay downs at this year’s scouting combine.’ Four other FLDR pups made the back-up roster: Lilo, Stitch, Meka and Sheeran. Come game day they will all be ruff and ready to play. Some of the participants already have found their furever homes, while others are still looking for their special human.

You can check out Animal Planet’s website to see profiles of all FLDR pups; their photos and bios are also included in the slideshow accompanying this story. FLDR will also be holding a viewing party locally. The ‘3rd Annual Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate at The Veranda in Thornton Park will begin at 2 PM on Sunday, February 7, with kick-off at 3 PM.

Founded in 2009, Florida Little Dog Rescue is not a shelter. They are a network of foster homes and volunteers, dedicated to saving dogs throughout Central Florida. They do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit. Each wonderful foster family offers meet and greet sessions in their private homes, in their spare time. If you’re interested in meeting one of these bundles of fluff, please submit an application, and they will contact you to follow up. Their email is littledogrescue@gmail.com, and their phone number is 407-279-1127. If you are interested in becoming one of their much needed fosters, or would like to donate to their rescue, please click here. This Examiner may be a little partial, but we hope you agree that Florida certainly has the home team advantage! Go FLDR!!

This year’s Puppy Bowl roster includes participants from 44 shelters and 25 states. Interested in drafting your own Fantasy Football Puppy Bowl team? You can find some suggestions here! There’s already a point spread, and Las Vegas is getting in on the action.

Want to know more about the Florida home team? FLDR’s squad of a dozen puppies include eight starters and four backups. Six of these pups also made it into the fantasy draft line-up. The eight starters are: Boris, Bijoux, Stella, Rixton, Andy Cohen, who is also known as Natasha to FLDR groupies, Gryffin, Wrinkles and Countess. FLDR staffers tell Examiner,

“Rixton, who had just been cleared from the Injured Reserve list due to a broken leg, and Countess, also known as Tessa, an English Bulldog with spina bifida, were able to show the other pups that being special needs doesn’t slow them down a bit, and they are ready to ‘bring it’ for game day!”

Per Animal Planet, Countess uses her disability as motivation, ‘leading the nation in sits, shakes, and lay downs at this year’s scouting combine.’ Four other FLDR pups made the back-up roster: Lilo, Stitch, Meka and Sheeran. Come game day they will all be ruff and ready to play. Some of the participants already have found their furever homes, while others are still looking for their special human.

You can check out Animal Planet’s website to see profiles of all FLDR pups; their photos and bios are also included in the slideshow accompanying this story. FLDR will also be holding a viewing party locally. The ‘3rd Annual Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate at The Veranda in Thornton Park will begin at 2 PM on Sunday, February 7, with kick-off at 3 PM.

Founded in 2009, Florida Little Dog Rescue is not a shelter. They are a network of foster homes and volunteers, dedicated to saving dogs throughout Central Florida. They do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit. Each wonderful foster family offers meet and greet sessions in their private homes, in their spare time. If you’re interested in meeting one of these bundles of fluff, please submit an application, and they will contact you to follow up. Their email is littledogrescue@gmail.com, and their phone number is 407-279-1127. If you are interested in becoming one of their much needed fosters, or would like to donate to their rescue, please click here. This Examiner may be a little partial, but we hope you agree that Florida certainly has the home team advantage! Go FLDR!!

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