Puppies are not the only shelter pets competing in a game of football. Shelter dogs that age from 2 to 16 years old are hitting the field for the second Dog Bowl presented by Animal Planet. This event raises awareness for all the adorable adult dogs available for adoption.
Everyone loves puppies and kittens, but what about the adult shelter pets? This friendly competition will feature 63 adult dogs from 31 shelters. The adorable dogs will be divided into two teams, Team Goldies and Team Oldies.
The goal is to showcase older or special needs dogs that are often overlooked at shelters. The adoptable dogs include a partially blind Chihuahua, three-legged Pomeranian/Border Collie mix and a dog that uses a wheelchair to get around. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will take the field to prove that shelter dogs are the best.
Don’t be fooled by their age or gray muzzles. These dogs are fierce competitors that have knowledge and strategic moves on their side.
The game is played the same as the Puppy Bowl. Soft toys will be tossed onto the field and any pup that snatches one and enters the end zone scores a touchdown for their team. Water bowls are available for the fierce athletes to rehydrate before hitting the field again.
Although, the point of the game is to score touchdowns, these mature dog really just want to score a loving forever home. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs, please contact the individual rescue listed in their profile.
The halftime show will not disappoint with heartwarming adoption stories and DC Humane Alliance’s “Barktoberfest” with senior wiener dog races.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 2, at 8 pm ET. Don’t forget to watch the Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 3, at 3pm ET. Animal Planet will be featuring over 150 adoptable dogs over the two events.
Senior dogs have so much to offer, so please consider adding a gray-faced dog to your home. They are confident, obedient and just want a loving home for the rest of their lives. Adopt don’t shop!
Watch and learn the background stories of five of the dogs competing in the Dog Bowl in the video below.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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