3 puppies from Delco animal shelter to get national spotlight during Super Bowl Sunday

John McDevitt
January 06, 2019 - 4:00 am

Courtesy of the Providence Animal Center in Media, Pa


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Three dogs from an animal shelter in Delaware County will be featured in a very popular Animal Planet program that runs on Super Bowl Sunday.   

On February 3, during Super Bowl Sunday, Animal Plant will be airing Puppy Bowl XV. Nearly 100 puppies form shelters around the country play on a mock football field and among them are puppies from the Providence Animal Center in Media.

"So we had Foles and Kelce and of course we all know who they were named after and a little Pomeranian mix named June, explained Justina Calgiano is with the center. “We actually had another dog who was name after Carson Wentz, who was drafted for the big day, but he got sick and so he had to bow out. So true to reality here, Foles was the one who stepped up and was the super star."

The show was taped in New York back in October, and all of Providence's pups have since been adopted.

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Calgiano says Puppy Bowl isn't just about the ‘AWE’ factor -- there is a big message behind it.

"The message is we want people to think adoption first,” she said. “And so for such a big company like Animal Planet to put pet adoption on the map through the awareness of Puppy Bowl is wonderful. It helps make our job at adoption agencies a little bit easier because it’s more in the main stream.”

For anyone looking to give an adoptable pet a forever home you can check out the center’s website at Providenceac.org.