Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl 2013 starting lineup is announced
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Entertainment, Film/TV.
Photo: Animal Planet/Discovery

The most adorable “football” game is back, and we have Animal Planet to thank! The 2013 Puppy Bowl’s starting lineup has just been released with some pretty stinking cute faces appearing at this year’s event.

For those who don’t know, the Puppy Bowl is where a bunch of rescue pups parade around a miniature field kicking footballs; playing with other dogs; and looking adorable while doing it. It’s one TV show where your heart melts and you pretty much say “aww” the entire time.

This year, there are 27 dogs including a variety of breeds like Labrador’s, retriever’s, husky’s, dachshund’s and many others. The one below is named Aurora. She is a Siberian Husky/Retriever mix and is only 10 weeks old. If you want to take her home, head on over to Wayside Waifs Rescue.

Animal Planet announces 2013 Puppy Bowl starting lineup
Last year, the Puppy Bowl also had a kitten half-time show and a piglet pep squad! If you think this is just a big joke, two years ago 9.2 million people watched. It’s not a joke to us animal-lovers!

Remember, these aren’t the only pups and animals available for adoption. Check out your local shelter for others.

To see the rest of the Puppy Bowl contenders, click here.

Don’t forget to tune into Animal Planet on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. EST to see these dogs in action!


About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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