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Puppy Bowl

12 Aug

Bronx Zoo Puppy Bowl XI Sweepstakes!

This summer Animal Planet is partnering with the Bronx Zoo! Families are encouraged to visit the Optimum & Animal Planet Too Cute! Craft Zone at the Bronx Zoo now through Labor Day. Children can enjoy custom Too Cute! themed craft activities and express their creativity and love for animals and the environment through making their own artwork.

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Visitors can also enter the Bronx Zoo Puppy Bowl XI Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 4 to the taping of Puppy Bowl XI in New York City! The grand prize winner will also receive a one year Bronx Zoo Premium Membership along with a Bronx Zoo and Animal Planet Gift Pack. So what have you got to lose? Visit the Bronx Zoo and enter to win today!

Want a preview of what it might be like to be behind the scenes at the infamous Puppy Bowl? Check out the video below:

February seems too far away? Wishing you had Puppy Bowl pictures, videos and more to look at until then? Just follow the Puppy Bowl on Tumblr! It's your daily dose of cuteness.

10 Jan

Host an exclusive Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) House Party!

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This year’s Puppy Bowl is less than a month away, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to watch. But why just watch the gamewhen you could treat your friends to an exclusive Puppy Bowl party instead?

To celebrate Puppy Bowl’s 10th Anniversary, we’ve teamed up with House Partyto throw tens of thousands of official “Puppy Bowl VIP House Parties” all around the country — and we want you to host one! It’s free and easy: all you have to do is head over to the House Party site and apply today. Everyone who applies will have the opportunity to become an official party “Tailgater” (get it? “Tail”-gater). But the fun doesn’t stop there, because 1,000 applicants will also be selected to join the official Home Team. If you’re chosen for the Home Team, we’ll mail you a Party Pack full of balloons, tattoos, party snacks, game-day accessories and more!

But whether you’re selected to be a Tailgater or a member of the Home Team, you’ll have access to exclusive downloadable game-day recipes, fun party ideas, Puppy Bowl X bios and more, all designed to help you and your friends make this the biggest and best Puppy Bowl yet.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have the chance to enter the Puppy Bowl X Ruff and Ready Sweepstakes, where you could win an Animal Planet VIP Pack, a Bissell SpotBot® Pet Deep Cleaner or even an iPad Mini.

There’s no limit to the number of Puppy Bowl VIP House Parties — so tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest Puppy Bowl ever, and we want your help in spreading the word.

On Twitter? Don’t forget to use the #PuppyBowlParty hashtag and be sure to follow House Partyand intrepid sideline reporter Meep the Bird for party tips and updates.

Applications are open now, so sign up today. We’ll see you on game day!

Haven't heard of House Party?

House Party makes it easy to have a party in your own home and get exclusive access to awesome products for you and your friends. They provide the fun, you provide food, your friends and feedback and promise to have an amazing time.

Their parties are sponsored by the brands you love. You don't pay anything or sell anything. Your party just went from event to epic!


iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The “Puppy Bowl X Ruff And Ready Sweepstakes” is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at http://www.houseparty.com/event/puppybowl/extras at the Sweepstakes section of the website, or by sending a S.A.S.E. to “Puppy Bowl X Ruff And Ready Sweepstakes – Rules Request”, c/o House Party, Inc., Fifty South Buckhout Street, Suite 301, Irvington, NY 10533.  The Sweepstakes is only open to entrants who are hosts and/or registered guests of the Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) Home Team House Party and/or Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) Tailgater House Party  and, at the time of entry, (a) tweet using #PuppyBowlParty with a photo of you and/or your guests having fun partaking in the ‘ruff and ready’ party action at your Puppy Bowl VIP House Party, (b) are legal residents of the United States, (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Territory”), (c) are at least 18 years old and (d) have internet access and (e) are registered members in good standing of Twitter. The Sweepstakes is void outside the eligible Sweepstakes territory; and where prohibited or restricted by law. Five (5) eligible entrants will be selected to win a Puppy Bowl VIP Prize Pack that will include a Puppy Bowl poster, a Puppy Bowl t-shirt, an Animal Planet water bottle, and an Animal Planet backpack; five (5) eligible entrants will be selected to win a Bissell SpotBot Pet; and one (1) eligible entrant will be selected to win an iPad mini. Entry period begins at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time on February 2, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 9, 2014. Winners will be selected February 14, 2014 based on random selection. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  Eligibility, entry methods and limits, and prize information and restrictions, are set forth in the Official Rules.  LIMIT:  1 entry per person in this Sweepstakes.  Twitter, Inc., is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes and does not endorse or otherwise have anything to do with this Sweepstakes.(View Complete Official Rules)

3 Feb

GAME TIME! Pups Everywhere Rooting for Team PUPPY BOWL!

 

Are you ready for some PUPPY BOWL?!  Who are you rooting for?! You and your furriest buds better be in front of that TV right now tuned in to the BEST game on TV!

Check out these pups - including our and Turtleman's beloved Lolly (!) - cheering on their favorites today!

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NO TALKING to Lolly — BFF to our favorite wildman, Turtleman! — during Puppy Bowl! This is serious stuff!

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Bea is glued to the tube!

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1 Feb

Puppy Bowl Takes Over NASDAQ

With Puppy Bowl IX right around the corner, lucky members of the Animal Planet team started their Thursday by ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell along with some very special canine guests. Five very snuggly puppies joined Animal Planet representatives at the podium to promote the most important puppy sporting event of the year. Animal Planet staff donned their sharpest business attire and largest foam paws to commemorate the occasion. 

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The adoptable puppies journeyed from the Pennsylvania SPCA headquarters in Philadelphia to spread the word about this Sunday’s premiere of Puppy Bowl IX through barks, licks, and kisses. All the members of NASDAQ’s production staff enjoyed the change of pace and the influx of furry critters on set. 

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Executive Producer Melinda Toporoff started the broadcast after being introduced by VP of NASDAQ OMX David Wicks (pictured above getting licked). Melinda discussed the exciting new features in this year’s Puppy Bowl including hedgehog cheerleaders, a puppy hot tub, and new PuppyCam technology that allows the viewer to be even closer to the action. 

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29 Jan

Puppies Predict the Super Bowl Winner!

Dogs have been faithful companions of humans for thousands of years, so we figure at this point, they have as good an idea as anyone of what we’re going to do – and how we’re going to perform.

That’s why we sought their help to answer the big question of the week – who will win the Super Bowl?

We placed dog-safe cake treats representing each city in the home of our Puppy Cam, and then let the puppies choose the Super Bowl winner with their taste buds.

Will it be Baltimore or San Francisco? Watch this video for the prediction and then see puppies play in Puppy Bowl IX! The event starts Sunday at 3pm on Animal Planet, but you can see stories behind this year’s Game Day pups, meet the starting lineup, watch highlights from past years and, my favorite, check out the most despicably cute clips in our arsenal.

So there you have it -- the prediction is made. Feel free to share with fellow fans -- and watch Puppy Bowl Sunday at 3pm!

 

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