Puppy Bowl XVII: Team Ruff wins the matchup of adorable, adoptable pups and dogs in dramatic fashion

It was a tough match for Workforce Fluff: Workforce Ruff defeated their opponents within the seventeenth annual Pet Bowl on Sunday with a dramatic comeback. This yr’s sport featured 70 puppies from 22 shelters that have been break up up into two groups to compete for “touchdowns” in a canine-sized soccer stadium. 

Hosted by Snoop Dogg and Martha Stuart, the sport acquired off to a wild begin with Workforce Ruff’s Archer, an American Staffordshire Terrier, receiving a penalty for “unlawful use of the objective posts” for ripping off the objective submit of the opposing staff.

Regardless of the rocky begin, Ruff’s Muffin, a terrier combine, made the primary landing for the staff after a powerful sort out from hearing-impaired terrier Marshall, who’s coaching to be a help canine for frontline staff of the COVID pandemic.

The canines have been capable of catch their breath through the halftime present, carried out by a stimulated band of cats, with the assistance of DJ Grand Grasp Scratch on the turntables.

Within the remaining quarter, Jett, a two-legged lab along with his personal wheeled cart, scored a landing for Workforce Fluff.

After a lot forwards and backwards with each groups scoring a number of touchdowns, Workforce Ruff’s Muffin scored one other one for the staff, bringing the rating as much as 66-69 with lower than a minute left within the sport.

With the staff solely three factors behind, Workforce Ruff’s Huge Boss Paulie, an American Staffordshire Terrier and Dutch Shepherd combine, jolted for a landing earlier than the clock ran out within the paw-biting sport. After back-to-back wins from Workforce Fluff in years previous, Workforce Ruff defeated Workforce Fluff by a remaining rating of 73-69 to win the Pet Bowl XVII. Marshall was awarded the title of MVP of the sport.  

For the previous 16 occasions, each pet and kitten featured within the Pet Bowl is adopted after the present airs. Seventy households have been capable of convey house their adopted pets after this yr’s sport, in keeping with Animal Planet.

Sunday’s occasion additionally featured First Woman Jill Biden, who delivered a PSA on adopting canines and carrying masks amid the pandemic. It featured the Bidens’ two German shepherds, Champ and Main — the first shelter pet to reside within the White Home.

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