Puppy Bowl 2022: How to watch + Kitten Raleigh at halftime
The big game is almost here – and we’re not talking about Super Bowl LVI.
Before the Bengals and Rams face off on Sunday night, a “puppy playing group” will head to the grill to Puppy Bowl XVIII at 2 p.m.
And while the puppies, who will be trained by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, will do most of the acting throughout the game, local viewers shouldn’t miss the half time show of the three-hour event.
That’s when Sunnya 16-week-old Flame Point Siamese mix kitten up for adoption at SAFE Haven for Cats in Raleigh, will join other adoptable kittens in a ‘purring beach party’ that is sure to entertain viewers and hopefully secure parents. adopters for the adorable felines.
Sunny and the other cats featured during the halftime show will be available for adoption during the broadcast, so for any local viewers looking for a new furry friend, we’ve compiled information from SAFE Haven about Sunny and the adoption process. adoption of the organization.
And, of course, for those who just want to stock up on some cuteness watching the action unfold during the Puppy Bowl, we’ve included information on how you can watch the show, both live on television and streaming.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is the Puppy Bowl?
The Puppy Bowl, now in its 18th broadcast, features puppies from across the country coming together “to celebrate their incredible shelters and rescues and to promote puppy adoption.”
▪ The bowl features two puppy teams: Team Fluff, trained by Snoop Dogg, and Team Ruff, last year’s champion team, who will be trained by Martha Stewart.
▪ This year’s game will feature more than 100 adoptable puppy players representing 67 shelters and rescues in 33 states.
▪ The three-hour event will feature the teams doing their best to “chase, fetch, guard, heel and sprint to the end zone” in pursuit of the “Chewy Lombarky Trophy” and, of course, of their fur homes.
This year’s bowl will also feature a “Kitty’s Halftime Show” featuring adoptable kittens dancing through a “purring beach party.” This is where we will see local kitten Sunny.
▪ On the oceanside getaway, viewers will experience the “beach party” where the kitties have fun in the sun. Along the way, viewers will discover the heartwarming stories of the cats, and then have the chance to adopt them.
You can find more information about the Puppy Bowl, including a look at this year’s adorable playable puppies, at discovery.com/shows/puppy-bowl.
Who is Sunny, the Puppy Bowl Raleigh Kitten?
▪ Sunny is a 16-week-old Flame Point Siamese mix kitten who was one of four kittens born to an abandoned, stray cat, Tellie, under a house.
“Thanks to the caring and selfless members of the community who picked them up and brought them to SAFE Haven for Cats, they were lovingly cared for and Sunny is now ready for her true home,” the organization’s website reads.
▪ Sunny received full medical care, including sterilization.
▪ SAFE Haven says Sunny is “one of the most beautiful kittens we’ve ever seen,” and when you hold her like a baby and sing her “Lion King” songs, she purrs and falls asleep in your arm.
▪ When Sunny is awake, the organization says, she “walks around playing with soccer balls, shiny objects, and circular ball tracking toys. She then takes a break to rest, relax, and cuddle more.
The Sunny and SAFE Haven staff won’t actually be heading to the Puppy Bowl, but they will be featured in photo and video segments during the broadcast.
What is SAFE Haven for Cats?
SAFE Haven for Cats is a Raleigh-based non-profit animal shelter with a mission to “use no-kill principles and education to save the lives of cats through rescue, adoption, sterilization and community programs”.
▪ In more than 25 years of history, the organization has orchestrated the adoption of more than 10,550 cats and kittens and sterilized more than 34,000 cats, kittens and small dogs in its clinic.
To learn more about SAFE Haven for Cats, visit safehavenforcats.org.
Sunny Adoption Information
Sunny will be adopted by SAFE Haven for Cats’ online adoption process, which includes a required application.
Potential adopters can apply online to adopt Sunny beginning Sunday, February 13, at 2 p.m.when the Puppy Bowl is broadcast live on television.
SAFE Haven provided the following additional information on Sunny’s adoption process:
▪ Potential adopters must apply to adopt Sunny through the organization’s online interest survey. Don’t come to the shelter to visit Sunny, adopt Sunny or complete a paper adoption form.
▪ The application to adopt Sunny will open online once the Puppy Bowl live stream begins at 2 p.m. Sunday.
▪ Sunny will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis to the best adoption candidate through the SAFE Haven for Cats adoption process. This is the same process for all adoptions in the organization.
▪ Potential adopters will be contacted by SAFE Haven staff at Monday February 14to complete the adoption process in Raleigh. Don’t come to the shelter until you are contacted as a potential Sunny adoption candidate.
▪ Do not contact the adoption center to check your adoption status. SAFE Haven staff will contact you.
▪ If you are selected as the best adoption candidate for Sunny, she will need to be picked up in person at the SAFE Haven Adoption Center in Raleigh.
To note: As Sunny is featured on the Puppy Bowl, SAFE Haven has many other adoptable cats who are also looking for houses. You can learn more about the adoption process at safehavenforcats.org/adopt and view the organization’s available cats online at safehavenforcats.org/adopt/meet-the-cats.
And if you don’t have room for another cat in your home, or just want to support SAFE Haven’s efforts, you can sponsor one of the association’s cats until a permanent home is ready for them. Learn more about sponsoring a cat at SAFE Haven at safehavenforcats.org/donate/sponsor-a-cat.
How to watch the Puppy Bowl
The Puppy Bowl airs Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m. on Animal Planet.
▪ You can find the Animal Planet channel at channel 78 on Spectrum, channel 282 on DirecTV, channel 333 on Google Fiber TV, and channel 184 on DISH.
The Puppy Bowl will also air on Discovery+. Learn more about Discovery+ at discoveryplus.com.