Puppy Bowl offers viewers plenty of tackling and ruff-housing.
Lenny, a male Catahoula leopard dog mix from Gimme Shelter, is 12 weeks old and likes to sleep on peoples' heads.
Cash, a 15-week-old male pit bull, is from Greene Street Animal Rescue and he loves belly rubs.
Meet Sally, a dachshund/basset hound mix, left, and Harry, a chocolate dachshund smooth, both from Furever Dachshund Rescue.
Bessie, a Catahoula leopard dog mix, is a 13-week-old female from Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.
Chestnut, a Labrador retriever/Australian shepherd mix from Bonnie Blue Rescue, is a 9-week-old male who loves to snuggle.
Gunter, a white pit bull/hound mix, center, chases Marta, a schnauzer/beagle mix, front, down the field as Biscuit, a Puerto Rican sato looks on.
Referee Dan Schachner loves this job. "You bet your pooper scooper," he said in an Animal Planet video.
Referee Dan Schachner gives Chestnut a cuddly time out.
Hedgehog cheerleaders root for the puppies from the sidelines.
The Puppy Bowl IX kitty halftime show features a dance music soundtrack and enough moving objects for even the most predatory feline.
The kitty halftime show makes use of the latest cat toys.
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