- In past years, 100% of the animals who participated in the bowl have been adopted to loving families.
- This is the biggest game in Puppy Bowl history! Animal Planet worked with 61 animal shelters, representing more than 25 states, to fill the two team rosters with 96 adoptable puppies.
- Puppy Bowl XVI will feature five players with special needs , including Ferris, a three-legged Labrador retriever mixed breed; two hearing-impaired pups, Kismet, a Great Dane, and Paprika, a Chihuahua mixed breed; Filbert, a Shetland sheepdog mixed breed who is blind and hard of hearing; and Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mixed breed with a cleft palate.
- To help celebrate its 16th year, the Puppy Bowl will feature all-new team colors, like "Bark Blue" and "Tail Mary Tangerine."
When is the Puppy Bowl XVI? Puppy Bowl XVI will air Sunday, Feb. 2. The pregame show will start at 2 p.m Eastern time. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Animal Planet.The Dog Bowl III, a one-hour competition for adorable and adoptable adult and senior dogs living in rescues and shelters, will take place Feb. 1 at 8 p.m Eastern time, also on Animal Planet.
How can you watch?Fans of these cute canines can get an early look at the Puppy Bowl XVI pregame show Jan. 26 on Animal Planet GO, the network's mobile app. The actual game will also be available on Animal Planet GO and will be unlocked at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Find ways to enrich your pet’s environment. Your dog or cat needs your help to stay mentally stimulated. This is important not only to discourage destructive behavior in younger pets, but also to keep your older pet’s brain sharp.