Some hometown dogs are getting ready for some national TV attention!

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Keep an eye out for Bailey during the Puppy Bowl :)

Sunday, February 3 will not just be ‘any given Sunday’ here in the Lowcountry. A group of Okatie-based rescue pups from Palmetto Animal League (PAL), a private, non-profit, no kill organization, will be featured as part of Puppy Bowl XV starting at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. The Puppy Bowl attracts millions of viewers, making this a big deal for some small-town pups!

The PAL puppies have been prepping for their moment in the spotlight, filming throughout December with Animal Planet’s production crew at different locations throughout Bluffton, Okatie and Savannah. The adoptable pups, ranging in age from 3 to 6 months old, will be featured during the lead-in to Puppy Bowl, and the footage filmed here at home will also be incorporated into vignettes that will air as commercial messages for Subaru throughout the program.

The Puppy Bowl stars adoptable puppy “players,” kitten “cheerleaders” and other looking-for-a-home pets, making it a big win for shelter pets.

“During the Puppy Bowl, animal rescue takes center stage, showing the entire country just how wonderful shelter pets are,” says Palmetto Animal League President, Amy Campanini. “The support we receive from Peacock Subaru, one of our Partners in Rescue, helped give our puppies this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

PAL’s no kill shelter serves as a temporary residence for approximately 200 cats and dogs while they wait to find a loving home.

“The PAL Adoption Center is a happy place. It’s a place of new beginnings.” says Campanini. “There is no limit to an animal’s stay with us, and we give them all the love and comfort they deserve until they are adopted.”    

As they prepare for their big debut during Puppy Bowl XV, the precious Palmetto Animal League pups and all their friends at the PAL Adoption Center are anxiously awaiting the biggest win of all – a home of their own.

“So many rescue pets have amazing stories to tell, and we’re excited that some of our hometown pups are getting this opportunity,” says PAL Development Coordinator, Stephanie Bashaw. “It’s been an amazing experience, and we can’t wait to see our puppies on national TV!”

Tune in for the most adorable grid-iron action you’ve ever seen in Puppy Bowl XV Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. 

And how did the Puppy Bowl get its start? Here's a little trivia:

The Puppy Bowl began as a goofy project that grew into a fun cultural icon. Animal Planet, a cable network focused solely on animal-themed shows, confronted the question of what to program against the Super Bowl with a tongue-in-cheek mock football game featuring puppies playing on a gridiron-marked rug. The idea caught on and now attracts millions of viewers. Since its inception, the program has starred adoptable puppy “players” and has since added kitten “cheerleaders” and other looking-for-a-home pets.

Palmetto Animal League is a private, non-profit, no kill animal rescue organization that saves abandoned, abused and neglected pets and places them in loving homes. Visit PAL’s adoptable cats and dogs at their adoption center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park, Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. These are Lives Worth Saving. 

Join the No Kill movement today by visiting www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

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