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Puppy Bowl

28 Apr

Road to Puppy Bowl Rolls Into Chicago as Animal Planet Hosts First Ever Draft on Wednesday

Contributed by Matt Windsor

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All right everyone, listen up, this is your ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL Ref and I’ve got one important announcement to make. So, please gather round, grab a knee, sit, stay and perk those ears up because you won’t want to miss this.

Everyone listening? Terriers in the corner, keep it down or I’ll have to send you to the showers! Ok, now that we’re all paying attention, here it goes…

On Wednesday, Animal Planet is teaming up with the NFLPA, PAWS Chicago and the ASPCA for the first-ever ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL DRAFT adoption event!

As you may have seen, I’ve been traveling nationwide with Animal Planet as they’re spreading the good news about adopting shelter animals and helping cover adoption costs so every animal has a chance to find a forever home. It’s been an amazing experience so far, but tomorrow, it’s getting even BIGGER!

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28 Feb

Animal Planet Kicks off 2nd Annual 'Road to the Puppy Bowl'

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If you're anything like us here at Animal Planet, the days since Puppy Bowl XI have been absolutely ruff! We all have to wait until 2016 rolls around to see next year's puppy athletes romping around the gridiron, but there's fortunately one great reason for you to keep calm and smile on. Road to Puppy Bowl is on its way! 

For a second year, Animal Planet is bringing the spirit of Puppy Bowl to animal rescue organizations around the country through Road to the Puppy Bowl, a series of all-star adoption events meant to help families find their very own MVP (Most Valuable Pet) at a shelter in their community. When attending each event, you can expect plenty of fun giveaways, photo ops, and overly adorable and adoptable animals. 

Plus, Animal Planet will make adopting an new furry family member even simpler by covering some or all of the costs of adoptions during the events. That means you could take your new cat or dog home for free!

While you're at an event, share your Road to Puppy Bowl experience with us. Post your photos to Instagram and tag them with #R2PB. We'll post our favorites here at AnimalPlanet.com/PuppyBowl.

 

Get more details and sign up for our upcoming Road to Puppy Bowl: OAKLAND and HOUSTON events now! Both events will take place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, April 18 in their respective time zones. 

 

Stay tuned as we announce more Road to Puppy Bowl dates. There may be an event coming soon to a city near you.

View a gallery of fan photos from Road to Puppy Bowl events.


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13 Feb

#FlashbackFriday: Puppy Bowl Fever Continues on Instagram

By Zenda Trieu

It's #FlashBackFriday and Puppy Bowl fever may have died down, but the cuteness lives on with our Instagram buddies who cheered on #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff! We loved seeing their enthusiasm and creativity.

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If you haven’t already, we recommend following these pups for a daily dose of love and happiness!
Manny_the_frenchie , turboRoo , threecorgis  , amymonkey72 , brandy_the-pug , mervinthechihuahua , Itsdougthepug , chloe_the minifrenchie  , nachodogg 

Here are some of our other favorite friends too:
piggyandpolly , underbiteunite , Lolabarksdale , mrbobabear ,3bulldogges , murphyownsus , 2frenchies_and_a_rottie , 2expensivebitches , lulunasty , lucyandleroy  


Miss out on all the action? Get the highlights in the video below!

4 Feb

Animal Planet's 'Road to the Puppy Bowl' Adoption Events

Each February, the most anticipated sporting event featuring the cutest - and adoptable! - players arrives on Animal Planet! Leading up to Puppy Bowl XI, Animal Planet teamed up with NFL teams and animal shelters around the country to raise animal adoption awareness.

NFL stars Torrey Smith, Darren McFadden and Billy Turner were among players to meet fans and their newly adopted pets. 

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"I think we all kind of get caught up in wanting to have a pure-[bred] dog, but you can get whatever you want when you adopt," Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith said. "There are plenty of dogs in [shelters] just waiting for someone to love them."

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Animal Planet co-hosted six "Road to Puppy Bowl" events in six different cities, sponsoring adoption costs for all families adopting pets.

 Missed out on Puppy Bowl madness? Tune in to the full episode here!

31 Jan

Puppy Bowl XI: French Bulldog Loyalties Divided - #TeamRuff or #TeamFluff?

If you aren't already following Manny the Frenchie on Instagram, you are certainly missing out on one very important — and ADORABLE — French bulldog! 

We are all huge fans of this precious pup here at Animal Planet offices — so we were more than THRILLED to see him cheering for Team Ruff in tomorrow's Puppy Bowl XI!  WE LOVE YOU, MANNY! You can follow him by clicking here >>

 

 

But it's going to be tense in this Frenchie household! Looks like his buddy's going with Team Fluff!  WHO will win tomorrow's game? Which team will be victorious?! Both pups are itchin' and ready to find out!

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28 Jan

Puppy Bowl and Uber Partner to Bring You Puppies on Demand!

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Are you jumping at the chance to cheer for Team Ruff or Team Fluff? We've got good news for you today: we're partnering with UBER and animal organizations across 10 cities so adorable puppies can be delivered right to your door!

In celebration of Puppy Bowl Sunday, if you're in Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, DC, Denver, Indianapolis,  LA, Phoenix or Seattle, you can have an adorable carload of pups delivered straight to your office in a few simple steps.

From Uber:

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Open your Uber app on Wednesday, January 28, between 11am & 3pm.
  2. Request the “PUPPIES” option in your app. Puppy Bowl can only be delivered to offices. In DC? Enter promo code DCpuppies to unlock the option in your app.
  3. Once the puppies arrive, you and your friends will get to enjoy 15 minutes of puppy cuteness! PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space ready for Team Ruff and Team Fluff game time!*
  4. Found your Most Valuable Pup? All puppies are eligible for adoption!

*If you’re lucky enough to request puppies to your office, please make sure your boss or building is going to be cool with the woofs and that no one in the area is allergic. Also, having a dedicated room for puppy playtime is preferred.

Fifteen (15) minutes of puppy playtime is $30, but the good news is that the money goes straight back to the participating animal organization in your city! So, not only are you celebrating Puppy Bowl and playing with adoptable pups, you're also helping great causes.

Check out the great participating organizations:

 
If you're new to Uber, download the app and use code PUPPYBOWL2015 to receive $20 off your first ride!

Uber not in your city? Don't worry! You can watch adorable puppies THIS SUNDAY at 3/2c when they head to the gridiron for PUPPY BOWL XI!

27 Jan

Puppy Bowl Takes Over Good Morning America!

Are you ready for some football? Well, Puppy Bowl Sunday (what some others might refer to as "Super Bowl Sunday") is just around the corner. The puppies prepared with a mini-scrimmage on Good Morning America today, and the result was utter cuteness... Even if there wasn't too much football-retrieving going on.

Check out the action below!


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Want more? Tune in THIS SUNDAY, FEB 1 at 3/2c, and see adoptable puppies in action!

23 Jan

Puppy Bowl XI: You're Gonna Hear Her ... ROWR! Katty Furry to Headline Kitty Halftime Show

In case you missed it, PUPPY BOWL XI is right around the corner!  And, this year, the Bissell Kitty Halftime show is blowing it out with a very special guest — the one, the only, the fabulous, feline sensation ... KATTY FURRY!

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That's right — she'll be headlining everyone's most anticipated TV event of the year on PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY and performing her chart-topping hits!  Katty Furry brings the MEOW to the doggy dog party and trust us — you won't want to miss this!  All the COOLEST puppy lovers will be watching. SEE? —

 

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Tune in Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. for PUPPY BOWL XI

 

In the meantime, watch the PUPPY BOWL Pregame Show to get all the details on the big day:

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And, who will win that other game taking place on PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY?  Watch our puppies predict the winner:

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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)

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