Puppy Bowl Animal PlanetIf you’re a football fan you already know that this is Super Bowl weekend. But have you heard about the Puppy Bowl?

The Puppy Bowl is some comedy relief puppy style as a pre-game Super Bowl alternative just for pet lovers.

During the show puppies of all breeds run around a minature football field playing with toys, wrestling, and drinking from Bowl Cam (yes – they show shots from a camera placed at the bottom of a water bowl).

If you are a cat lover don’t worry that you will miss out – the half time show features the Bissell Kitty Half Time Show. A bunch of curious kittens throwing around a toy mouse.

All puppies and kittens are from area shelters and I believe that they are available for adoption.

At the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl site you can see pictures of all the pups appearing on the starting line-up and read a profile on each breed. They also have puppy games – like pair the puppy where you turn over cards and match the puppies, and puppy jigsaw puzzles. They also have a Tail-Gate party guide for getting your pooches together for the game that includes treat recipes, decoration ideas, and party favors.

If you are ready to start the action you can see video clips of last years event at Animal Planet’s website.

The show starts at 3pm ET/PT on Sunday February 3rd. Don’t miss a minute of the puppy action!