All of the Puppy Bowl’s tough yet tender competitors are indeed shelter dogs. Due to the Puppy Bowl's October production but February airing, most of these puppies have already found loving homes. However, there is still a slim chance three or four puppies in the lineup could be available for adoption. If you are interested you are encouraged to log onto AnimalPlanet.com during the airing. If you see a puppy you'd love to give a forever home they may be adoptable. If the puppy is not available the shelter may have more information about other puppies who are equally adorable and may even come from the same litter.
Don't stop there. If your heart is truly set on rescuing a dog or cat go directly to petfinder.com for adoptable pet information in your specific area. Let the love and games begin!