Team Fluff overtakes Team Ruff in Puppy Bowl XIII for the first time in three years, and does so with a record setting high score.


After losing for two consecutive years, Team Fluff won the game 93-38. The MVP of the game was 17-week-old poodle mix Rory, who scored three touchdowns in just the first quarter. Cocker spaniel-bichon frise mix Nikita also got three touchdowns and a field goal, securing the team’s Lombarki Trophy.

Animal Planet hosts the Puppy Bowl every year, in which two teams of adorable rescue pups compete but playing with chew toys. If a dog happens to reach an end zone with the toy in its mouth, he scores some points for either Team Fluff or Team Ruff.

United States women’s national soccer stars Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris were in attendance for the cute game, as were Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Jennie Finch of softball fame.

While the aesthetic of the Puppy Bowl is hard to beat, the message behind it is even more powerful. All of the doggy participants in the game were rescues, and during the game, people called in and adopted most of the pups. Animal Planet wants to promote the adoption of dogs from shelters as opposed to purchasing pets from breeders.

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