Meet Some Of The Good Boys & Girls Who Will Be Facing off in Puppy Bowl XV

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Another year brings another Super Bowl.

But if your interests trend more to pugs than pigskins and more labradors than linebackers, there is a must-see alternative to the big game and all of the commercials that everyone will immediately forget about: the Puppy Bowl!

Now in its fifteen year (that's an X and a V in Roman numerals), the 2-hour special event will air/stream exclusively on Animal Planet starting Sunday February 3rd at 3PM ET. (Doggo diehards take note: "The tail-gating starts with a special pre-game show at 2PM ET, featuring aww-nalysis and cuddly commentary.")

And once again, it will pit rival squads — Team Fluff and Team Ruff — against one another in a snout-to-snout, no-claws-barred competition for the ... wait for it ... Lombarky Trophy and the hearts of America's canine lovers.

Keeping with the format of years past, all of the pups, a whopping 91 in total (the most ever, sponsor Chewy.com notes in a press release shared with Cuteness), have been drafted from shelters across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica for their chance at gridiron glory.

Unlike its NFL counterpart, however, there really are no losers at Puppy Bowl: After the big game, all of the participants will retire to their new adoptive forever homes for a lifetime supply of cuddles, scritchies, and walkies.

To date, every single dog (and cat!) who has participated in Puppy Bowl has been successfully rehomed and organizers expect that undefeated streak to continue once again this year.

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Also included amongst the victors: The 70+ plus shelters and nonprofits from which the woofs and boofs were sourced. As a gesture of gratitude for their contributions, Chewy is distributing 700 packages of "hard goods," each a mix of toys, treats, and doggy accessories, amongst them.

In any case, let's meet some of the most hyped rookies, while also casting an eye on the ... wait for it ... underdogs amongst them.

Lola (Team Fluff)

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Breed: Shar Pei

Age: 16 weeks

Home Shelter: Florida Little Dog Rescue, FL

Fun fact: Has an extensive scrunchie collection

Bee (Team Ruff)

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Breed: Chihuahua / Pekingese

Age: 14 weeks

Home Shelter: The Sato Project, PR

Fun fact: Favorite rapper is LL Drool J

Will (Team Fluff)

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Breed: Old English Sheepdog

Age: 18 weeks

Home Shelter: Doodle Rock Rescue, TX

Fun fact: Ruff-eree in training

Flo (Team Ruff)

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Breed: Chihuahua / Maltese

Age: 16 weeks

Home Shelter: Helen Woodward Animal Center, CA

Fun fact: Owns a custom-made unicorn float

Remington (Team Fluff)

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Breed: Beagle

Age: 15 weeks

Home Shelter: Bonnie's Animal Rescue Kingdom, NJ

Fun fact: Secretly loves dad jokes

Pirate (Team Ruff)

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Breed: English Springer Spaniel / McNab

Age: 19 weeks

Home Shelter: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, VA

Fun fact: Invented the Muttal Detector

Foles (Team Fluff)

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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Akita

Age: 17 weeks

Home Shelter: Providence Animal Center, PA

Fun fact: Lives with his auntie and uncle in Bel Air

Scotch (Team Ruff)

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Breed: Chihuahua / Shih Tzu

Age: 17 weeks

Home Shelter: Paw Works, CA

Fun fact: Favorite walker is Johnnie

Brady (Team Fluff)

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Breed: Chihuahua / Russell Terrier

Age: 17 weeks

Home Shelter: Dog Star Rescue, CT

Fun fact: 2019 Howl of Fame inductee

Sierra (Team Ruff)

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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Chow Chow

Age: 19 weeks

Home Shelter: Muddy Paws, NY

Fun fact: Fashion inspo is Meghan Barkle

Haven (Team Fluff)

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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Chow Chow / Toy Fox Terrier

Age: 17 weeks

Home Shelter: Rescue Road Trips, OH

Fun fact: Chose to read Beowoof in his book group

Neiman (Team Ruff)

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Breed: Basset Hound / Australian Shepherd Mix

Age: 20 weeks

Home Shelter: AHeinz57 Pet Rescue, IA

Fun fact: Holds record for most pawsessions in the league (and won't give it back)

To see complete rosters of the good boys and good girls taking to the astroturfed GEICO Stadium during Puppy Bowl XV, click here (starters) and here (backups).

Are you Team Fluff or Team Ruff? Let us know in the comment section below!