Photography provided by Animal Planet

The Big Game is taking place this Sunday, and no, I’m not referring to the Super Bowl. The 15th annual Puppy Bowl returns, where Team Fluff will come face-to-face (more like snout-to-snout) with Team Ruff. More than 90 puppies from 53 different shelters will be participating in the showdown, including 36 pooches with special needs. Like any big game, the halftime performance is not to be missed as kittens are set to take center stage.

Grab your game-time snacks and your favorite pup and tune into Animal Planet this Sunday at 2 p.m. Central time or take advantage of the live stream. While we wait for the cuteness overload to ensue, peep our favorite picks in the starting lineup for this year’s Puppy Bowl.


Biscuit

Team: Fluff
Breed: Chihuahua/miniature pinscher
Age: 13 weeks


Carlo

Team: Ruff
Breed: Pug
Age: 15 weeks


Clyde

Team: Ruff
Breed: Corgi
Age: 17 weeks


J-Paw

Team: Ruff
Breed: Miniature poodle/Chihuahua
Age: 15 weeks


Morris

Team: Ruff
Breed: Pomeranian
Age: 14 weeks


Mr. Wigglesworth

Team: Ruff
Breed: Shar-pei
Age: 15 weeks


Sophie

Team: Fluff
Breed: Poodle/golden retriever
Age: 21 weeks