Puppy Bowl dogs take over television in week ahead of their Big Game

Puppies playing. PUPPY BOWL XVII. Image courtesy Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Friedman
Puppies playing. PUPPY BOWL XVII. Image courtesy Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Friedman /

As everyone knows, the Puppy Bowl takes place this Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 on Discovery, Animal Planet, or TBS. Team Ruff and Team Scruff will once again go head to head in an epic battle to see who comes out on top in the arena. And each team is filled with the cutest puppies imaginable that are available for adoption. Well, those puppies took over daytime television this week as well. They were everywhere.

They first appeared on the Today Show on Thursday, Feb 9. Five of the puppies made their debut with Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Carson Daly along with the referee of the Puppy Bowl Dan Schachner. Viewers even got to see the puppies in action when they had a race to the end zone.

After that, another group of peppers showed up at the TMZ offices and on the TMZ show the same day. These puppies have a very busy media schedule. The employees got to snuggle with a puppy and it was clear that it made their day. Who wouldn’t want to snuggle and pet puppies while at work?

Puppy Bowl dogs take over television this week

The puppies and Schachner also appeared on a bunch of local news shows to promote the 19th annual doggo games. The pre-game starts at 1 p.m. ET and will be followed by the game at 2 p.m. ET. And don’t forget the Kittie Half-Time Show where we see the cats take over and have some fun.

But while many of the puppies were all over our screens this week, not all of them were there. It would be very difficult to show all 122 puppies that are participating in the game. The dogs and cats that are part of the game and halftime show are from 67 shelters across 34 states.

And they are actually adoptable. So if you fall in love with one of them, make sure to head over to Discovery’s website. They have listings for all the dogs and cats there.

Will you be watching the Puppy Bowl this year? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Dog O’ Day for more updates on everything to do with doggos.

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