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Puppies from Virginia to battle it out in Puppy Bowl

Source: Hopewell Animal Services Source: Hopewell Animal Services
Sophie from Green Dogs Unleashed will be on of the pups from Virginia featured on the national stage. (Source: Green Dogs Unleashed/Facebook) Sophie from Green Dogs Unleashed will be on of the pups from Virginia featured on the national stage. (Source: Green Dogs Unleashed/Facebook)
HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) -

Dozens of adorable shelter dogs will face off on the gridiron in Puppy Bowl 14, and a Hopewell puppy came a long way to play on the big stage.

Bob was dropped off in a cardboard box with seven other tiny puppies at the Hopewell Animal Shelter last summer. He was so small that he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Another Hopewell puppy, Butter, will also be participating in the Puppy Bowl on Sunday at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.

There will be several Virginia-based animals in the Puppy Bowl and inaugural Dog Bowl on Saturday. The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has some animals participating, but will also be holding an adoption drive in conjunction with the Puppy Bowl with their own football field for adoptable dogs to play on.

To see the full list of Puppy Bowl and Dog Bowl participants, visit the Animal Planet website.

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