Meet the local puppies competing in this year's "Puppy Bowl"!

One of the most anticipated things for me when the Big Game rolls around every year? The Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet!!! It's been a yearly tradition for me since the 1st bowl back in 2005. Puppy Bowl 17 will be hosted by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (how appropriate!) and it's held to raise awareness about animal shelters! 70 pups from 22 different shelters and rescue groups in the US will be featured on "Team Ruff" and "Team Fluff", including several puppies from right here in the DMV!

From Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, be on the lookout for "Aaron Pawdgers", "Sonic", "Glimmer", "George Kibbel" and "Xena"...and big cheers for "Jett" from Pets With Disabilities in Prince Frederick, who was born with no front legs but is able to enjoy life with the help of a special wheelchair! (Toby and Chilli spoke to Pets With Disabilities about here to hear their chat!

And you can see our local competitors and ALL the Puppy Bowl players HERE!