Two teams of canine contenders from thirty-four rescue shelters across the US hit the field for Puppy Bowl XIII on Animal Planet on Sunday (5 FEB. 2017). Team Ruff and Team Fluff competed in the puppy pile-up, which featured three pups with special needs: Doobert (hearing-impaired), Lucky (three-legged) and Winston (hearing- and sight-impaired). All thirty-nine puppies on the Starting Lineup are up for adoption. The puppies competed for the inaugural Petco Lombarky trophy. Last year, the Puppy Bowl reached 9 million viewers on cable.