Animal Planet's Dog Bowl III will air at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 and features a dog from Colorado.

Rommy, a 5-year-old Labradoodle from Englewood's Freedom Service Dogs of America, will be on the show.

Photo Courtesy: Animal Planet

Freedom Service Dogs of America provides service dogs to those in need.

We've all seen the puppies in the puppy bowl, but Animal Planet is hoping to replicate the success of the Puppy Bowl with its third Dog Bowl.

Since older dogs generally have a harder time getting adopted, the goal of the Dog Bowl is to create awareness of shelter adoptions, particularly for older dogs.

But Animal Planet wasn't done with Colorado after finding a team member for the Dog Bowl; they also selected a puppy from Colorado to appear in the Puppy Bowl XVI.

Aspen, a 22-month-old Australian Cattle Dog/Cocker Spaniel mix was selected from the Berthoud's Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue to play on team Ruff in the Puppy Bowl XVI.

Photo courtesy: Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue

 

Puppy Bowl XVI airs Sunday, Feb. 2.

Animal Planet expects 96 dogs to find homes from the 61 shelters that sent dogs to the dog and puppy bowl teams.

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