Team Fluff Wins Puppy Bowl XVIII 73-69

Team Fluff wins Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVIII over Team Ruff and takes home the “Chewy Lombarky Trophy” with a final score of 73-69. Kirby, a Labrador Retriever who is the Houston Texans’ service pup in training in partnership with America’s Vet Dogs, was named the Bissell Most Valuable Pup (MVP). And Shih Tzu and Pekingese mix, Mr. Tinkles, from Shih Tzus & Furbabies, was honored with the Subaru Underdog Award. Puppy Bowl XVIII post-game photos and highlights can be found at

PUPPY BOWL celebrates adoptable puppies in all their cuteness and showcases the incredible shelters and rescues dedicated to helping animals find their forever homes. This year an astounding 67 shelters and rescues from 33 U.S. states brought 118 incredible adoptable puppy players to PUPPY BOWL for endless tail wags, ear tugs and fuzzy faced kisses. Each pup player came to Puppy Bowl XVIII to strut their stuff and show off their uniqueness while giving it their all to chase, fetch, guard, heel, and sprint to the end zone pylons for the ultimate touchdowns and to find their loving, forever homes.

Puppy Bowl XVIII can be streamed in its entirety on discovery+ the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription service.

Puppy Bowl XVIII is produced for Animal Planet by Bright Spot Content, an ALL3Media America company. Simon Morris is executive producer and showrunner with Suzanne Rauscher and Sandy Varo Jarrell also serving as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Erin Wanner is executive producer, Pat Dempsey is supervising producer and Marissa Donovan is production coordinator.

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