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Denver Dumb Friends League puppy stars in Puppy Bowl XIII

Squirt – Dachshund/Rat Terrier mix, 12 weeks old, 3 pounds

Information provided by the Dumb Friends League

A puppy from the Dumb Friends League will be representing Denver during Puppy Bowl XIII on Sunday, February 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as the world’s cutest sporting event returns to Animal Planet.

The puppy from the Dumb Friends League was drafted to star in Puppy Bowl XIII to complete the starting line-up of adoptable players for the Big Game.  Although small in stature, Squirt is sure to make the Mile High City proud.

Small, but agile. Tiny, but bold.  Squirt’s unique set of skills caught the eye of Puppy Bowl XIII recruiters.  With an aptitude for being adorable, this small puppy impressed recruiters with his petite size and passions for fetching and snuggling.  Squirt’s Puppy Bowl XIII debut comes after training for weeks in a Dumb Friends League foster home.  There, he mastered his “awww-factor” skills, charming men and women alike.  When asked what life after the Puppy Bowl looked like, Squirt commented that he was “looking forward to spending plenty of time cuddled-up with his new forever family.”  Squirt was adopted following the event, which was taped earlier.

The Dumb Friends League is among 34 shelters and rescue groups representing 22 states across the U.S. participating in Puppy Bowl XIII.  “The Puppy Bowl is more than entertainment,” said Joan Thielen, communications specialist for the Dumb Friends League. “It encourages adoption, a message that is ingrained in every aspect of the event.  We are proud to partner with Animal Planet to help drive that message into millions of homes across the country that will be watching.”

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