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Adopt your own Puppy Bowl star at Helen Woodward Animal Center

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - While more than 100 million fans tune in on game day Sunday, another three million, who prefer licks over kicks, are expected to be watching the Puppy Bowl play out on Feb. 3.

Team Ruff and Team Fluff will tackle, block, fetch and catch on their own Puppy Bowl XV football field while their human counterparts battle it out in Super Bowl LIII.

Flo, a terrier/chihuahua mix, hails from the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. She will be playing for Team Ruff. Team Ruff opposes Team Fluff, nose-to-nose, in the New York Puppy Bowl to see who will take home the “Lombarky” Trophy.

Flo was chosen because of her vivacious personality, says Jessica Gercke, of the Helen Woodward center. “She has such a fun, cute energy — such a zest for life.

She is the sweetest dog alive.” Flo was adopted by Yvonne Mather, a San Diegan whose beloved basset hound, Miss Rosie, recently died. Flo is now in training for Mather’s pet encounter therapy program.

The 94 players, all homeless puppies up to 25 weeks old, were assembled from 51 animal shelters and rescue groups across the United States.

The playful puppy game will air on the Animal Planet on Super Bowl Sunday.

For more information on adopting your own Puppy Bowl star, Click here.

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