Animal Planet has done it again. This year's Puppy Bowl was filled with serious action-packed adorableness. The hedgehog cheerleaders just about stole the show from all the cute pups tackling, rolling, and playing. Even referee Dan Schachner had a hard time keeping his hands off the sweet dogs! And who could resist the over-the-top kitty halftime show? Click through for a recap of the game showcasing pictures of all the adorable dogs of Puppy Bowl IX. And don't forget to head over to Animal Planet for more information about adopting any of these cute pups!
Are you ready for cuteness overload? This year's Puppy Bowl IX starting lineup is filled with some of the cutest and sweetest puppies around. With the help of Petfinder.com, Animal Planet searched shelters and rescue agencies for the star players in this year's game, which is expected to be a tough tumble. "The Ref," Dan Schachner, is prepared to endure the overwhelming cuteness of Labrador Retriever eyes and cuddly Chihuahua mixes to fairly officiate the game. With hedgehog cheerleaders filling the sidelines, Meep the Bird tweeting live updates, and a kitty halftime show, this year will wow fans. With new puppy-cam technology that will bring viewers closer to the wagging tails and running paws, this year's Puppy Bowl is sure to be the best yet. And if one of the following pups catches your eye, remember they are all available for adoption.
Just when you thought the Puppy Bowl couldn't get any cuter, things get kicked up a notch this year with the addition of adorable hedgehog cheerleaders on the sidelines. Between fluffy kittens, wobbly pups, tweeting birds, and even piglets at last year's Puppy Bowl, hedgehogs will now be scrambling around in all the cuteness overload. Here's a collection of adorable hedgehog pictures, along with some fun facts about the cute little creatures, to gear up for their exciting addition to Puppy Bowl IX!