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Meet the Colorado rescue and shelter pups in the 2023 Puppy Bowl

Four puppies from a Brighton rescue and two from a Colorado Springs shelter are competing in this year's game.
Credit: Photos courtesy of Animal Planet
Colorado puppies in the 2023 Puppy Bowl

DENVER — It turns out that for the big game, Colorado won't be on the sidelines after all when it comes to a matchup that fans look forward to all season – the Puppy Bowl!

The three-hour feel-good fluff-fest showcases puppies from rescues and shelters across the country. Puppy Bowl XIX will include six dogs from the Front Range among its lineup of more than 100 adorable competitors on Team Ruff and Team Fluff.

Four of the Colorado pups come from Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton, which also had four competitors in the 2022 Puppy Bowl.

The other two competitors come from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, which is making its debut this year in the Puppy Bowl.

All the dogs in the Puppy Bowl and the cats performing at halftime are from rescues and shelters. The program is designed to raise awareness about adoption pets and rescuing abandoned animals.

Click here for the full lineup of Puppy Bowl puppies.

What time is Puppy Bowl 2023?

Puppy Bowl XIX is on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at 12 p.m. MT on Animal Planet and streaming on Discovery+.

Who are the Puppy Bowl puppies from Colorado?

Avalanche, Team Ruff

Lifeline Puppy Rescue, Brighton

Credit: Photo Courtesy of Animal Planet
Avalanche comes from Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton.

Gumdrop, Team Ruff

Lifeline Puppy Rescue, Brighton

Credit: Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
Gumdrop comes from Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton.

Peanut, Team Fluff

Lifeline Puppy Rescue, Brighton

Credit: Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
Peanut comes from Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton.

Rosie, Team Fluff

Lifeline Puppy Rescue, Brighton

Credit: Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
Rosie comes from Lifeline Puppy Rescue in Brighton.

Sven, Team Ruff

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Credit: Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
Sven comes from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

Vivianne, Team Fluff

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

She's the only Colorado puppy in the starting lineup for the big game. According to the Puppy Bowl website: "Vivianne is a bulldog with something to prove! Sure-footed Vivianne is definitely a pup who can put points on the board. She’s bringing all her energy, agility and positivity to the team, but will that be enough to take home the big prize?"

Credit: Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
Vivianne comes from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

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