Special Needs Dogs Join the Puppy Bowl Lineup

Doobert, Winston, and Lucky are already Puppy Bowl XIII MVPs.
By: Aly Semigran
Lucky the dog

Let’s face it: the Puppy Bowl is the most anticipated and entertaining sporting event every year, but the 2017 show is poised to top them all.

Puppy Bowl XIII, which will air on February 5 at 3 P.M. EST on Animal Planet, features 78 adorable pups from rescue shelters and groups from the United States and Puerto Rico.

What makes this year’s Puppy Bowl so notable, however, is the addition of special needs dogs to the lineup, playing for teams Ruff and Fluff.

Puppy Bowl XIII features three special needs pups: Doobert (deaf), Winston (hearing and sight impaired), and Lucky (three-legged), pictured above.

Thankfully, if you’re a Puppy Bowl fan (and, really, who isn’t?) there will be a total of ten hours of programming on game day.

From the “Tail”-gating party before kick-off to the Kitten Bowl halftime show, it’ll be all the cute you can handle and then some.

Images via Discovery