​It’s Puppy Power!City Dogs Rescue and City Kitties Will Be Represented in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIV Airing Sunday, February 4th!

90 Adoptable Puppies Compete for Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) Title
Sally Photographer: Hannele Lahti | dog photography www.adogphotographer.com

City  Dogs  Rescue  &City  Kitties  is  pawsitively  thrilled  to announce we have a puppy player in this year’s PUPPY  BOWL  XIV.The  cutest competition in sports history airs Sunday, February 4th at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT on Animal Planet.​

​Sally  storms  the  GEICO  gridiron  and  makes  the  cutest  ear  pulls  and  tail  tugs  as  part  of Team Fluff as they compete to win the CHEWY.COM Lombarky Trophy. 

​Sally  is  one  of  ten  Plott  hound  mix  puppies  born  to  mom  Tamara  in  rural  West Virginia. Sally  charms  everyone  she  meets  and  is  described  by  her  foster  mom  as “good  for  the  soul.” ​She’s sensitive,  quiet,  and  (don’t  tell the  others)  the  sweetest  one  in  the  bunch.  Sally  was adopted by Daniel and Charles and is now living a happy life in Dupont Circle. Sally, along  with  90  adoptable  puppies  from  48  shelters and  rescues  across  the  country, go paw to paw and nose to nose for the in the ultimate match up between “Team Ruff” vs. “Team Fluff.”

For the last 13 years, Animal Planet’s PUPPY BOWL has owned the world’s cutest sporting event on television. Every Super Bowl Sunday, two teams of the fluffiest and cuddliest line barkers and wide retrievers take to the gridiron for a playful game of terrier touchdown, puppy penalties and furry fumbles. Representing rescues and shelters from across the country, these adoptable four-legged players that make up #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff are serious when it comes to winning the Most Valuable Puppy title and more importantly…their furever homes. 

About City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties (CDR&CK) was formed in September 2011 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to rescue adoptable dogs in high-kill and overcrowded shelters where resources are severely limited. In October 2015, we expanded our successful rescue efforts to include cats and started the City Kitties program. CDR&CK enjoys being an active part of the community with regular adoption and fundraising events throughout the D.C. metro area. We rely on volunteers and private donations to operate. By finding permanent, loving homes for our cats and dogs we enrich the lives of people and their pets in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.Many of the cats and dogs we rescue are just days, sometimes hours, away from being euthanized due to lack of space at shelters. Sadly, we are often the animals’ only chance of survival. Our efforts have enabled a number of our partner shelters in rural North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia counties to significantly reduce euthanasia rates. CDR wants to find forever homes for the pets that we rescue, so we carefully screen adopters. We check personal, vet and landlord references and conduct home visits as part of our adoption process. To donate in support of our programs visit, bit.ly/CDR-Donate

To learn more about our lifesaving work visit, www.citydogsrescuedc.org

About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series and special programming dedicated to animals and the natural world that includes RIVER MONSTERS,DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET,PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, TANKED, TREEHOUSE MASTERS,THE VET LIFE and PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV event on Super Bowl Sunday. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for all things animal, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality content across all Animal Planet platforms including:Animal Planet television network, available in more than 90 million homes in the U.S., that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for animal lovers and pet owners; the Animal Planet Go app that allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime anywhere;Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access via live cameras around the globe in a variety of animal habitats;Animal Planet Social including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @AnimalPlanet and on Snapchat as AnimalPlanetTV.