Philly Area Brings Extra Cuteness to Annual Puppy Bowl

Viewers can take some local interest in Puppy Bowl XIV as pups Daisy, Dragonfly, Hinesville, Lila, Neville, Petree and Savannah were among the young dogs playing for teams Ruff and Fluff in the “fur-tastic” sporting event where puppies score touchdowns with doggie toys.

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Viewers can take some local interest in Puppy Bowl XIV as seven pups from the Philadelphia region were among those playing for teams Ruff and Fluff in the “fur-tastic” (that’s how the producers describe it) sporting event where puppies score touchdowns with doggie toys.
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Daisy from ACCT Philly.
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Dragonfly from Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania.
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Dragonfly, like most of the area dogs, has found a home since being selected for the Puppy Bowl, which was filmed in New York in October.
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Providence Animal Center
"We’re so thrilled to have a puppy in Puppy Bowl, especially as the Eagles are in Super Bowl," Providence spokeswoman Justina Calgiano said. "Since the filming of Puppy Bowl, in October, I’ve been hoping that both our dog and our hometown team would be represented on both fields. Shelter dogs are the epitome of the term underdog, and Dragonfly is the epitome of a shelter dog – rescued from death."
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Hinesville from Morris Animal Refuge in Philly.
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Look at Hinesville go!
"To recruit puppies for Puppy Bowl, we draft from new and returning rescues and shelters across the country for players to make up Team Ruff and Team Fluff," Puppy Bowl executive producer Simon Morris said. "We aim to get a mix of breeds, colors, sizes and temperaments between the ages of 12 to 24 weeks for the cutest canine matchup on television."
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Lila is also from Morris Animal Refuge.
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Neville from Street Tails Animal Rescue in Philly.
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Petree from The Center for Animal Health & Welfare in Easton, Pennsylvania.
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Savannah from Harley's Haven Dog Rescue in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
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