If you're not excited about this year's Super Bowl, there's a fun alternative for big game Sunday: the 2024 Puppy Bowl.

Alternative Programming To The Super Bowl

Even though millions of viewers tune into the Super Bowl every year (both football and non-football fans), plenty are still looking for something else to watch on that day. In a brilliant counter-programming strategy, the concept of the Puppy Bowl was started on Animal Planet. Who doesn't love watching cute dogs on television? Of course, it worked and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

How To Watch To 2024 Puppy Bowl?

The 2024 Puppy Bowl is on Sunday, February 11th starting at 1 pm. The program is three hours long. It will air on Animal Planet, Discovery, TBS, truTv, Max, and Discovery+. The show features 131 puppies from 76 shelters in 36 states. There will be Puppy Bowl watch parties be held at shelters throughout Illinois for fundraisers.

Illinois Dogs Participating In The 2024 Puppy Bowl

This year there are three dogs from Illinois participating in the 2024 Puppy Bowl. Unfortunately, Wisconsin doesn't have a representative at this time. All the dogs are available for adoption.

Guy Fureri


  • Miniature American Shepherd and Poodle mix
  • Hometown - Chicago
  • Shelter - One Tail At A Time
  • Member of Team Fluff

Rose Fay

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