Anyone who's watched Puppy Bowl in the last 15 years knows that it's the pinnacle of dog publicity. When Animal Planet decided in 2018 to extend their programming to promote older dogs with Dog Bowl I, it was a big win for our senior dog community.
In the fall of 2018, we were salivating at the chance to participate in Dog Bowl II (airing 2019). So we filled out our application, and waited patiently. Then out of the blue came one of the best e-mails we've ever received:
"Congratulations! We would like to invite DEUCE to attend Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl II!"
Since then, everything has been a bit of a blur:
It was a long plane ride from Sky Harbor to JFK, but Deuce handled it like a champ. After landing, we took the Long Island Railroad straight into Manhattan.
When Deuce walked out of Penn Station and saw the city for the first time, he was in awe. We walked from Madison Square Garden up to Times Square.
Deuce's sightseeing continued, as he saw Central Park, Grant's Tomb, and even some NY pizza places:
He was such a good boy that we gave in, and gave him a little New York cheesecake, too:
Deuce's big day finally came, and he was great on the field with this teammates. We were very proud of our senior boy! What an energetic 11-year-old!
As someone who lived in NYC for 10 years, and of course as a dog lover, this trip was a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true for me. I'd like to thank the people and organizations who made it possible:
-Drew Eastmead, Director of CommunicationsForever Loved Pet Sanctuary
Check your TV provider's local listings for the airtime of Dog Bowl II, and set your DVR in advance! (Note: Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Playstation Vue, etc. may be airing Dog Bowl at different times)