Pets Make the Big Game Even Better

January 28, 2020

This Sunday is a big day for football fans and non-fans alike! Since Parnell Living Science has our North American headquarters in the Kansas City metro, this year’s game is a big deal. Our hometown team has not been there since the 1969 season.

If you don’t have a team to cheer on, choose to cheer on the pets. You can bet there will be celebrities and pets making an impact on the festivities. No matter if you are a football fan or not, grab your fur-baby and enjoy these fur-friendly ways to make the big game Sunday super special!

Puppy Bowl

Great news! The Puppy Bowl returns for the 16th year of entertaining us with those adorable puppies. Tune in to watch PUPPY BOWL XVI on Sunday, February 2 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT on Animal Planet. The network released their first Puppy Bowl in 2005. The idea was simple: mimic a football game starring adorable puppies, making must-see television at its finest.

There will be commentators to elaborate on the movements of the puppies. Keeping safety in mind, veterinarians will be on hand to help if any puppy is injured. To be sure no animals are harmed, the American Humane Society will also be present. More good news: 100% of the adoptable puppies (and kittens) participating in all events over the past years have found a home. This year's event is certain to have the same outcome. 

There are many ways you can have fun watching this event at your own home. It's Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff. According to CBS Sports, they feel Team Ruff might just edge out Team Fluff.

How can you bring the experience to your home? Try making your own puppy bowl playing cards featuring your own adorable dog. It’s fun and easy! Create those puppy playing cards now!

Good Pet Causes

If you are still not sure who to cheer on this weekend, maybe knowing about how much these teams love pets might help you decide. Recently, a calendar benefiting several Kansas City area animal shelters was created thanks to the help of local players. As you can imagine, this calendar was a top Christmas gift and sold many copies. What can be better than pictures of our hometown celebrities with adorable puppies available for adoption?


More good pet-related news is San Francisco is the first NFL team to have an official emotional support animal. 


No matter how the game turns out, the commercials are an added bonus making it worth the time to watch. Fox, this year’s television host network, is charging nearly $5 million for a 30-second spot. This investment means top brands pull out all the stops for expensive, buzz-worthy commercials complete with celebrities, pets, special effects and great causes. 

Many companies release teasers to what will debut at the big event. If you are ok with spoiler alerts, check out the 2020 commercial highlights already released

Big advertising wins can stand the test of time. USA Today just released a list of the Top 25 animal commercials from the past 25 years. There are some classics. While you may not remember who won all of the games over those years, you might remember these commercials. How many do you recognize?

Do you have a favorite dog or cat commercial? To us, nothing tops this 2015 Budweiser commercial featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales and an adorable puppy. 


There were several amazing #BestBuds commercials from 2015. We loved them all. 

Which commercials will be the most talked-about this year? Time will tell.

No matter how you do it, celebrate Sunday's game with your fur-baby. They always score touchdowns with the love and companionship they give us. Enjoy and have fun! 

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