We’re excited to announce that we have not one – BUT TWO! – ARLGP pups in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. This is our fourth appearance in the best (and furriest) game of the year.
Both of our Puppy Bowl XVII players arrived to the ARLGP from our Oklahoma-based partner, Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue in August. Once drafted, they joined more than 70 other pups from Northeast shelters and rescue groups for the big game.
Rumor, a staffordshire terrier/cattle dog mix, was born deaf. She relies on hand signals and her super-strong sniffer to make touchdowns and interceptions. She’s known for her signature play bow move to outsmart her opponents.
Duke, a great pyrenees/standard poodle mix, has giant paws and the floppiest of ears. We hear his big mitts may have been an advantage when out-pawing the competition. He’s also never seen a squeaker he didn’t want to run to the end zone.
Together, they join the starting line up of TEAM RUFF and go by the motto of “clear eyes, full barks, can’t lose.”
Be sure to tune into Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVII on Sunday, February 7th at 2pm.