Two lucky dogs from Austin playing in Puppy Bowl XII

If watching puppies wrestle and play is more of your thing than a bunch of guys trying to tackle each other, the Puppy Bowl is for you. Two pups from Austin will also make their small screen debut on Animal Planet in the twelfth annual event.

The Austin Animal Center took in Hailey, a terrier mix with a leg injury, before transferring her to Austin Pets Alive! to rehabilitate her leg.

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Poppy, the poodle mix was a lost pet at the Austin Animal Center that was never reclaimed by her owner.

poppy

Since then, both cute pooches have found their fur-ever homes.

More than 80 pups participated in the Puppy Bowl, coming from 44 different shelters across 25 different states. There’s even a puppy from Puerto Rico.

The event brings awareness to animals in shelter or rescue groups looking to be adopted. Puppies range in age from 12 to 24 weeks and include breeds from Chihuahua to German Shepherds.

Since Hailey and Poppy are from friendly ole Texas, we’re hoping there won’t be any any ruff-ing the passer calls during the game from these two.

You might want to skip the wings if you’re watching the Puppy Bowl though. Over time, the event has included different animal species and this year’s cheerleading squad includes silky chickens.

While Coldplay and Beyonce will rock the Super Bowl halftime show, cute kittens take over the field during halftime at the Puppy Bowl.

Get a sneak peek at the animals in action by watching the video below.


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