Puppy Bowl 2021 lineup: Meet the adoptable dogs in the game – New York Post

Let’s get ready to cuddle!

Puppy Bowl 2021 kicks off Sunday ahead of this year’s (likely) snoozer of a human Super Bowl 2021. Tom Brady, Gronk, Antonio Brown? Who are they even? The real players to watch this year are Aaron Pawdgers, George Kibble, a two-legged pooch named Jett and the many other adorable faces of this year’s puppy players.

The big game, now in its 17th year, is dedicated to inspiring and adoptable dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and personalities. Speaking of dogs, Snoop Dogg and his best pal Martha Stewart will be hosting this year.

The event will see teams Ruff and Fluff go paw-to-paw in a fur-filled melee for the “Lombarky” trophy. Last year, it was Team Fluff, making Team Ruff the real underdogs this year.

The big game will be led by ESPN’s Monday Night Football announcer Steve Levy and SportsCenter host Sage Steele, with help from animal advocates Kristen Bell, Valerie Bertinelli and Food Network star Duff Goldman. “Rufferee” Dan Schachner will be joining the game for the 10th year in a row. Plus, a crew of cuddly kitties will entertain viewers with paw-some performances.

Before that, a pregame show featuring fans’ favorite sports correspondents, Rodt Weiler, James Hound, Sheena Inu and field reporters Brittany Spaniel and Herman Shepard, will share Puppy Bowl insights that only a dog could deliver.

The ulti-“mutt” pregame show airs at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST, but the real “ruff” housing begins at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST on Sunday, Feb. 7. Fur-tunately there are two ways to watch — on the Discovery+ app and the Animal Planet network.

Here are some of the standout good boys and girls, plus the rest of the pack, in the starting lineup of Puppy Bowl 2021.

Team Fluff

Aaron Pawdgers

Aaron Pawgers, Team Fluff
Aaron Pawgers, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This treeing walker coonhound/American Staffordshire terrier mix from Last Chance Animal Rescue will hopefully live up to his name.

Aubrey

Aubrey, Team Fluff
Aubrey, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

You can tell just by looking at her: This American Staffordshire terrier/Australian terrier mix from Danbury Animal Welfare Society is in it to win it.

Bananaberry

Bananaberry, Team Fluff
Bananaberry, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

What wonder is a Bananaberry? In this case, it’s an Australian cattle dog/golden retriever from Operation Paws for Homes.

Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey, Team Fluff
Chunky Monkey, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Chunky Monkey, a chow chow/Irish red and white setter mix has built-in padding, perfect for a game-winning tackle. The Chunk comes from Green Dogs Unleashed.

Foxy Cleopatra

Foxy Cleopatra, Team Fluff
Foxy Cleopatra, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

And she’s a whole lotta dog! This Russell terrier/bichon frisé from the Sato Project looks quick as a fox.

Jett

Jett, Team Fluff
Jett, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Meet Jett, a double front amputee Labrador mix from Pets With Disabilities in Maryland, who is prepping for the big game with regular jaunts along the countryside with his fellow special needs cat and dog companions.

Marshall

Marshall, Team Fluff
Marshall, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Another one of the special needs pooches in the game, this Boston terrier from Green Dogs Unleashed is training to be a therapy dog, where at a local hospital, he will provide a group of COVID emergency room nurses with a much-needed mental break in the midst of the pandemic.

Fozzie

Fozzie, Team Fluff
Fozzie, Team Fluff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This Foster Dogs Inc. Norwegian elkhound got his first ever grooming from Harlem Doggie Day Spa in advance of the big game.

Here’s the rest of Team Fluff’s lineup

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Yogi, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Tucker, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Tony, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Ray, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Sasha, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Sonic, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Theodore, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Pippa, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Pacific, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Moo, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Minnie, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Mary Anne, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Michael, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Milky Way, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Jiffy, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Jay, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

James, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Hanson, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Hank, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Glimmer, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Oliver, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Ginkgo, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Erica, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Chip, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Beliveau, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Ariel, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Aubrey, Team Fluff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

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Team Ruff

Argos

Argos, Team Ruff
Argos, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

You just know this Belgian Malinois/American Staffordshire terrier from Rescue Dogs Rock is bringing his A-game.

Cosmo

Cosmo, Team Ruff
Cosmo, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This Australian cattle dog from Charlie’s Crusaders Pet Rescue loves the feeling of wind in his ears.

Eclipse

Eclipse, Team Ruff
Eclipse, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose. This Siberian Husky/Shar-Pei from MatchDog Rescue has a vision for winning.

Fletcher

Fletcher, Team Ruff
Fletcher, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This American Staffordshire terrier/beagle may look sleepy but… they give awards for that too at the Puppy Bowl.

Gus

Gus, Team Ruff
Gus, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Gus may be just a little guy, but this beagle/cocker spaniel from Danbury Animal Welfare Society brings a big swagger to his game.

Lucy

 

Lucy, Team Ruff
Lucy, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This beagle/bluetick coonhound looks like she’s about to pull a fast one. Watch out!

Spaulding

Spaulding, Team Ruff
Spaulding, Team Ruff
Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

This hairless terrier from Dog Star Rescue passes the vibe check.

Check out the rest of the Team Ruff lineup

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Xena, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Vinnie, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Todd Furly, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Tina, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Peaches, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Rumor, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Stitch, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Tank, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Paulie, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Patrick, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Nutty Coconut, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Muffin / George Kibble, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Hope, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Hunter, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Lee, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Lionel, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Gizmo, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Duke, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Duke, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Cream, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Bluey, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Coltrane, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Comet, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Athena, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Archer, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

Animal Planet

Animal Planet

Apollo, Team Ruff

Animal Planet / Elias Weiss Frie

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