Meet the Adorable and Adoptable Players in this Year's Puppy Bowl 2023

Meet the Adorable and Adoptable Players in this Year's Puppy Bowl 2023 ...

More than 100 wet-nosed competitors will gather for the biggest little football game of the year — Puppy Bowl XIX.

Team Ruff and Team Fluff will fight for guts, glory, and, of course, the Wayfair "Lombarky" trophy for the 19th year in a row, according to Animal Planet. The three-hour event will showcase "more puppies, more animal shelters and rescues, and more inspiring adoption stories" than any previous year.

Dan Schachner is back for his 12th year in charge of the Puppy Bowl, with sportscasters Steve Levy and Taylor Rooks also returning to provide play-by-play commentary throughout the big game (which is beneficial because, let's be honest, these dogs don't know what they're doing).

Now, for the important question on everyone's minds: Which of these precious pooches are up for adoption, and how do I bring them home? (Actually, that was two questions, but we'll allow it.) Throughout the broadcast, Pedigree will present "Adoptable Pup" segments in which 11 shelters from around the country will present one of their dogs that they can adopt during the game.

Why should the dogs have all the fun? Midway through the game, three additional shelters will introduce adoptable kittens during the Puppy Bowl's all-cat Kitty Halftime show.

The main — sorry, mane — event will launch on Sunday, February 12 at 2/1c on Animal Planet. The game can also be streamed on Discovery+.

Click here to see the incredible assemblage of dogs that participated in this year's Puppy Bowl, and then leave a comment with your favorite(s) below.