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Two Maine dogs to be featured in 2021 ‘Puppy Bowl’

Duke and Rumor will take the field for ‘Team Ruff’
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Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 9:53 PM EST
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WESTBROOK, Maine (WMTW) - Super Bowl LV is Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

That same day, a competition of cuteness takes place with Animal Planet’s annual “Puppy Bowl.”

This year, two Maine dogs will be participating.

Rumor is a deaf terrier cattledog mix and Duke is a Great Pyrenees mix. They are 8 months old and will both be on “Team Ruff.”

The dogs were nominated by the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland because of their playfulness and energy.

“They arrived to us with a group we work with in Oklahoma. They arrived this summer. Then they traveled to compete in the Puppy Bowl and then were adopted very quickly after. So, they’re both in loving homes and I think we’re all just really excited to see how they do in the big game.”

The three-hour, “Puppy Bowl XVII” airs at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 on Animal Planet and raises awareness for pet adoptions. The event usually features pups from shelters across the country. However, only shelters in the northeast participated this year due to the pandemic.

Another Maine puppy was a winner of last year’s Puppy Bowl.

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