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Puppy Bowl and its Furry Competitors are Back, Despite Pandemic

January 12, 2021

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl will go on despite the pandemic. I mean if the boys get to play so should the puppies! Puppy Bowl XVII will premiere on Discovery+ and Animal Planet on Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. ahead of Super Bowl LV. The Puppy Bowl was created to raise awareness of pet adoption and showcase the vital work of shelters and rescues. The three-hour event will feature 70 puppies from 22 shelters, all of whom are up for adoption. ESPN's Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer Steve Levy and SportsCenter host Sage Steele will provide commentary and analysis during this year's game. Dan Schanchner will reprise his role as “rufferee.” For cat lovers, the Kitty Halftime Show will also take place once again.