Get ready for an adorable showdown! The 20th annual Puppy Bowl is about to take place, featuring the largest number of puppies ever seen. But this isn't just any game, it's all about finding homes for these lovable pets.
Dan Schachner, the official "Ruff-eree" of the Puppy Bowl for the past 13 years, recently joined us on "TMZ Live" to give us an exclusive sneak peek into this year's event. With 131 puppies from 73 animal shelters across 36 states, this is the biggest Puppy Bowl yet.
One standout player is Levi the Great Dane, a 3-month-old pup weighing a whopping 70 pounds. He's set to make his debut on the field during the fourth quarter. On the other end of the scale, we have Sweatpea, the smallest competitor in Puppy Bowl history, weighing in at just 1.7 pounds. She can literally fit in the palm of your hand!
This year, Dan has a new assistant named Whistle, his poodle mix rescue. Whistle will be joining him as the "Ruff-eree" to help ensure a fair game.
But it's not just about the game itself. The Puppy Bowl has a 100% adoption rate and aims to find homes for all the puppies involved. The event raises awareness and helps the partner animal shelters in finding new homes for these adorable rescues.
If you can't resist cuteness overload, make sure to tune in to Puppy Bowl XX on February 11th, airing on Animal Planet and Discovery+. Get ready for a heartwarming display of adorable puppies finding their forever homes.