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PAWS dogs go to Puppy Bowl!

Feb 08, 2016

The Big Game meant big fun for special PAWS Chicago dogs

PAWS Chicao was excited to have TWO puppies participating in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XII, which aired on Sunday, Feb. 7. 

PAWS' very own Cooper (pictured above) was in the starting lineup for Team Fluff. The 15-week-old Great Pyrenees/Collie was rescued from a rural shelter. Our second puppy,19-week-old American Bulldog mix Athena, didn’t make the first string, but she still enjoyed her time as a backup pup. Athena came to PAWS Chicago from the city pound. 

PAWS Chicago was one of 44 animal shelters and rescue organizations from 25 states to participate in this event, which featured an epic matchup between #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff. Each year, more than 10 million viewers tune in to the Puppy Bowl, which has become a wonderful showcase for the variety of puppies that can be adopted from local shelters.

If you missed this year's Puppy Bowl or just want to see it again, you can catch the full show on Animal Planet's web site. 

Read and watch more coverage of Cooper and Athena from the Chicago Sun TimesDNA Info, Chicago Tribune, NBC 5 Chicago, FOX 32 Chicago, People Magazine, University of Chicago magazine and CBS Chicago