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Puppy Bowl To Include Alexandria Rescue Dogs

Posted on Jan 12,2018
Filed Under Pets , Community,

Image courtesy Operation Paws for Homes

By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - If the Superbowl's not for you, the Puppy Bowl is always an adorable alternative aired earlier in the day. There's even more reason to watch it this year—local rescue puppies will be competing for the coveted MVP title and a Lombarky trophy for their team.

Cotton, Rigatoni, S'Mores, Truffles, Ortho and Pancake of the Alexandria-based Operation Paws for Homes hope to make locals proud as they wag and bark their way to make Puppy Bowl history. Puppy Bowl XIV is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.

The dogs were among thousands adopted from Operation Paws for Homes last year. Ortho and one of his siblings are also training to be service dogs for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces free of charge through the Semper K9 assistance program.

Operation Paws for Homes will also hold a Puppy Bowl viewing party at the Wag & Brew (614 S Pickett Street, Alexandria) from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The event is free, but attendees can purchase a "Pup Cup" with a complementary beer for $10. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Started as a platform for pet adoptions, the Puppy Bowl has become the can't-miss, cutest sporting event on TV. Rescue dogs on teams "Ruff and "Fluff" take the field to attempt scoring the most touchdowns with dog toys—if they can avoid getting penalties from the "rufferee." The Puppy Bowl has been a Superbowl Sunday tradition since 2005.

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