The biggest event this Sunday may be the Super Bowl, but the cutest event hands down is the Puppy Bowl.
Billed as “the biggest event on all fours,” the Puppy Bowl is broadcast annually on Super Bowl Sunday by the Animal Planet network. In this event, teams of puppies take to a pint-sized football field and romp their way to gridiron glory.
While the actual Puppy Bowl has already been recorded, Super Bowl revelers in Phoenix can get a taste of the action at The Puppy Bowl Cafe, located at The Corner at CityScape, inside Verizon Super Bowl Central.
Today through Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day, teams of adoptable puppies from the Arizona Humane Society will compete on a miniature football field located on the cafe’s patio.
According to the Arizona Humane Society’s Bretta Nelson, they will have an all-star lineup of rescue dogs, each with their own unique rags-to-riches story, “everything from shepherd mixes, to lab/chow mixes to chihuahuas.”
The puppies will rotate throughout the day, with three litters appearing in the morning, then heading back to the shelter where another set of litters will come off the bench. “It’s about making sure they’re comfortable while getting the exposure,” says Nelson.
At the end of the the Super Bowl festivities, all of the puppies will be up for adoption at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion, located at 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix.
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