Animal Planet's First Dog Bowl Proves Senior Dogs Have Lots of Life Left to Give https://t.co/IStmgpPVKS— People (@people) February 2, 2018
For the first time ever, Animal Planet will showcase older adoptable dogs in need of forever homes in the Dog Bowl. Puppy Bowl XIV will air tomorrow, as usual, but tune in tonight at 8 PM EST to see older dogs take the field.
People Magazine spoke to producer Jill Rappaport, herself a rescuer of four senior dogs and a middle-aged dog, about the show:
We have such incredible animals all the way up to 15 years old. I think what people are going to love are not only the heartfelt backstories in this show, showing how these animals made their way from shelters all over the country, but seeing how vibrant and energetic and wonderful these animals are. They all play together so beautifully, with so much life left to give. That’s what people need to understand.
Unfortunately, in the shelter system, many of the animals sitting there are the older pets. And they languish in shelters, sometimes forever. We need to make sure we shine a light on them so people know to open up their hearts and homes to these older pets.
The show will also feature instagram celebrities, but don’t worry — none of them are going to sell you diarrhea tea or gummies for your hair. They’re all insta stars of the four legged variety.
Check out a slideshow of all 50 doggies at Animal Planet. Who are you rooting for as Most Valuable Pooch?? My money is on Dolly, the great pyrenees mix, because she looks like she has a secret.