Puppy Bowl 2023: date, dogs and everything we know about the pet-centric event The Puppy Bowl returns with Team Ruff and Team Fluff in all
There’s a big competitive event coming up on Sunday, Feb. 12, and the players look like they’re ready for action. Think we’re talking about the Super Bowl 2023? Oh no, the Super Bowl Sunday contest we’re excited about is the one that pits the perennial favorite, “Puppy Bowl,” up against a cocky newcomer.
Puppy Bowl XIX airs at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12, when the show will be simulcast on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and TBS, and stream on HBO MaxandDiscovery Plus. You can also stream the 2023 Puppy Bowl on Philo, which offers a free trial, andfubo TV, which also offers a free trial. The “Great American Rescue Bowl” airs at 7:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 12, on the Great American Family Channel, with encore broadcasts at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. You can stream the “Great American Rescue Bowl” on Philo and fubo TV.)
Puppy Bowl 2023, or Puppy Bowl XIX (taking inspiration from the Super Bowl), is an opportunity to celebrate adoptable dogs as well as the shelters and rescues that work to help these animals find their forever homes. To do this, the Puppy Bowl features more than 100 dogs playing on a faux football field with toys and each other, and maybe even occasionally score a touchdown.
Puppy Bowl 2023 date
As per tradition, Puppy Bowl 2023 is taking place on the same day as the Super Bowl, Sunday, February 12, this year. There is going to be some pre Puppy Bowl coverage at 1 pm ET/10 am PT on Animal Planet, before the official game takes place at 2 pm ET/11 am PT on the channel. It’ll stream on Discovery Plus at the same time.
Puppy Bowl 2023 dogs
Puppy Bowl XIX features 122 dogs from 67 shelters and 34 states, including for the first time a Native American animal organization and a puppy from Dominica, West Indies. You can see them all in this gallery on the Discovery website(opens in new tab), but directly below we have the starting lineups for Team Ruff and Team Fluff.
Starting January 13, you can vote on which pup in the starting lineup is going to win “Most Pup-ular” in the third annual Pupularity Playoffs.
How to adopt Puppy Bowl 2023 dogs
Many of the dogs that are competing in the Puppy Bowl have wonderfully already found their forever homes. However, for those that haven’t, the information on the shelters and rescues that they are from will be provided during the broadcast for interested viewers to check out. And even if the pup you have your eye on is already adopted, their shelters will have other dogs available for adoption, possibly including one of their siblings.
For more information, check out Discovery.com’s page on the Puppy Bowl(opens in new tab).
Puppy Bowl 2023 hosts
While the stars of the Puppy Bowl are undoubtedly the pups, there are a few humans that will be a big part of the proceedings. Dan Schachner is returning to the Puppy Bowl for the 12th time as the referee. While Steve Levy and Taylor Rooks are set to be the Puppy Bowl commentators.
No “coaches” have been announced for Team Fluff and Team Ruff as of yet. Last year they were Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg.
Other Puppy Bowl programming
There will be more than just the Puppy Bowl “game” for fans to enjoy, as Animal Planet and Discovery Plus have a number of programs related to Puppy Bowl 2022 on the docket.
Puppy Bowl Pregame Show, 1 pm ET/10 am PT
Get the scoop on all of this year’s Puppy Bowl competitors from expert analysts. There will also be exclusives with both Team Ruff and Team Fluff. Airing on Animal Planet and streaming on Discovery Plus.
Arm & Hammer Slide Kitty Halftime Show
How to watch Puppy Bowl 2023
There are two options for US viewers to watch Puppy Bowl 2023, as the special event airs on Animal Planet and be available to stream on Discovery Plus.
Animal Planet is a cable channel, so subscribers to traditional cable/satellite pay-TV services should check to see if the channel is available on their service or look for one that does carry it. Animal Planet is also available on some live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.
Discovery Plus, meanwhile, is the streaming option. The subscription service costs $4.99 per month with ads or $6.99 per month without them. In addition to being available in the US, Discovery Plus is available in a range of countries, including the UK, meaning that the Puppy Bowl should be available to those outside of the US signed up for Discovery Plus.
Also, ahead of the planned merger of HBO Max and Discovery Plus, the former streaming service is also going to be streaming the Puppy Bowl for its subscribers.