The starting line-up for Puppy Bowl XII has been officially released with eight puppies chosen from our own local rescue, Florida Little Dog Rescue.  Six of the puppies also made it into the fantasy draft line-up.

Congratulations to Boris, Bijoux, Stella, Rixton, Andy Cohen, Gryffn, Wrinkles and Countess.   Rixton, who had just been cleared from the Injured Reserve list due to a broken leg, and Countess (aka Tessa), an English Bulldog with spina bifida, were able to show the other pups that being special needs doesn’t slow them down a bit and they are ready for the big game.

Here is the complete lineup:

FLDR will be having their 3rd Annual Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate at The Hammered Lamb, Sunday, February 7th starting at 2pm, with kick-off at 3!

The Animal Planet event airs from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7, same day as the Super Bowl.

In all, 84 puppies from 44 rescues are taking part and playing either for Team Ruff or Team Fluff.

The event promotes pet adoption.