Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meet the 12 Orlando puppies appearing in Puppy Bowl XII

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 4:19 PM

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  • Photo Via Puppy Bowl Facebook
It's time once again for the greatest showcase of passion, strength and sportsmanship in America: The Puppy Bowl. This year, Florida Little Dog Rescue is contributing 12 pint-sized Orlando pups to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XII.

Florida Little Dog Rescue, located in St. Cloud, has had puppies in the bowl since Puppy Bowl X in 2014. Last year, 16 FLDR puppies competed, and one, Cara, will soon be inducted into the Puppy Bowl Hall of Fame.

The network has been showing it's Puppy Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday since 2005. Since then, puppies from shelters all over the U.S. have competed for the coveted title of MVP, with 88 competitors from 44 shelters competing this year alone. 

The game has grown to include many other animals throughout the years, including a Kitty Half-Time Show, a piggy pep squad, chicken, penguin and bunny cheerleaders and a cockatiel Twitter commentator named Meep. During this game, FLDR will be sending Turbo the tortoise to streak across the stadium. 

There have even been celebrity performances, with Youtube sensation Keyboard Cat performing the Bruno Mar's hit "Locked Out of Heaven" — complete with Mars-ian fedora — in 2014, a game which also featured commentary from Internet sweetheart Lil Bub

This year's Puppy Bowl will be held on Feb. 7, with the kickoff at 3 p.m on Animal Planet. 

While Animal Planet advertises that the puppies who compete in its bowl games are adoptable, most of the FLDR pups have already found families. There are still a few, however, who are looking to score big with a forever home. 

You can find these adoptable pups and their teammates in this lineup of Puppy Bowl XII's pint-sized powerhouses representing the Sunshine State:

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Andy Cohen 
Position: Starter, Team Ruff
Sex: Female 
Age: 16 Weeks
Breed: Havanese Mix
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: She will be meeting her idol during a live appearance on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens: Live" on Bravo, next Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Bijoux
Position: Starter, Team Fluff
Sex: Female
Age: 12 Weeks 
Breed: Great Dane 
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: She likes to kiss frogs, hoping that one will turn into a prince some day. 

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Boris
Position: Starter, Team Fluff
Sex: Male
Age: 16 Weeks
Breed: Havanese Mix
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: He doesn't speak a lick of Russian.

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Countess
Position: Starter, Team Fluff
Sex: Female
Age: 19 Weeks
Breed: English Bulldog
Adoptable: Yes 
Fun Fact: Her nickname is Tessa the Tough because she has Spina Bifida, but doesn't let that stop her from playing the game. 

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Gryffin
Position: Starter, Team Fluff
Sex: Male 
Age: 16 Weeks
Breed: Old English Sheepdog 
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: He enjoys listening to shaggy dog stories.

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Rixton
Position: Starter, Team Ruff
Sex: Male
Age: 15 Weeks
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
Adoptable: Yes
Fun Fact: His idol is Lassie and he hopes one day to save Timmy from the well.

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Stella
Position: Starter, Team Ruff
Sex: Female 
Age: 15 Weeks
Breed: Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: Her best friends is a hedgehog named Prickles, who she met after her brother and sister refused to play with her. 

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Wrinkles
Position: Starter, Team Fluff
Sex: Male 
Age: 12 Weeks
Breed: Shar-pei
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: He thinks Botox is for wimps and spends his day hanging out with the ballerinas at the New York City Ballet with his new dad. 

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Lilo
Position: Back-up, Team Fluff
Sex: Female 
Age: 14 Weeks
Breed: Japense Chin
Adoptable: Yes
Fun Fact: She is a drama queen who must be treated as a princess at all times. Her brother Stitch is her best friend, and, true to their names, they get into all kinds of mischief together.  

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Stitch
Position: Back-up, Team Ruff
Sex: Male
Age: 14 Weeks
Breed: Japanese Chin
Adoptable: Yes
Fun Fact: He is more adventurous than his sister. While she preens, he's off getting into trouble. If the two are ever separated, they get extremely upset. 

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Sheeran 
Position: Back-up, Team Fluff
Sex: Male
Age: 12 Weeks
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Adoptable: No
Fun Fact: He was named after his idol Ed Sheeran and likes to listen to the heartthrob's music played on the guitar.

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  • Photo via Little Dog Rescue
Name: Meka
Position: Back-up, Team Fluff
Sex: Female 
Age: 14 Weeks
Breed: Cava-tzu
Adoptable: Yes
Fun Fact: She is actually a Wookie and she wants you to come to the Dark Side because they have puppy cookies. 

To find out more info about these puppies and about how to adopt them visit www.floridalittledogrescue.com



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