As sports fans gear up for Sunday’s Super Bowl, animal lovers are sure to be tuning in for Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl.
This year a record 90 adoptable puppies will be featured, including rescue dogs from the areas affected by natural disasters in 2017.
Returning “rufferee” Dan Schachner told Fox News, “We have Mango from Mexico; we have Tyler rescued from the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey; we have several puppies from the Miami area…”
The event will also feature dogs from Puerto Rico, like the lovable Coconut.
Animal Planet worked with 48 different shelters and rescue organizations from 25 U.S. states and territories to get this year’s furry contestants.
“We have a 100 percent adoption rate,” Schachner noted. “So every year however many puppies you see participating in Puppy Bow,l they all do get adopted almost right away as soon as the show airs.”
Viewers who fall for a puppy already adopted after the show shouldn’t be discouraged, he said. They can go to Animal Planet’s website and connect with the shelter the puppy is from.