This year’s Puppy Bowl will feature two teams, Team Ruff and Team Fluff, and will be hosted and commentated on by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog, assisted by SportsCenter host Sage Steele and Monday Night Football’s Steve Levy. Each team will have 35 adoptable puppies from rescue organizations and animal shelters from across the north east.
The aim of The Puppy Bowl is to create awareness about the importance of adopting dogs and other pets from shelters. This is something the first family are already familiar with. One of their German Shepherds, Major, was a shelter dog before they adopted him from the Delaware Humane Association. All the puppies that have taken part in previous editions of The Puppy Bowl have ended up getting adopted, and the hope is that the same will happen after this year’s edition.
The first dogs, Champ and Major, won’t be competing in The Puppy Bowl, however. They will be appearing in a 30 second public service announcement with the First Lady, Jill Biden.
In the public service announcement, the First Lady and the two German shepherds sit before a fire, as the First Lady talks about the impact pets have had on families during the Coronavirus pandemic. The First Lady talks about how pets have brought joy and comfort to families during the pandemic. Check out the public service announcement in the video below.