Puppy Bowl 2020 features 5 special-needs dogs: Here’s how to watch

FILE PHOTO: While the San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl, a fresh pack of puppies will play in the 16th annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.)

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FILE PHOTO: While the San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl, a fresh pack of puppies will play in the 16th annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday. (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.)

While the San Francisco 49ers meet the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 Super Bowl, a fresh pack of puppies will play in the 16th annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday.

Animal Planet’s dog extravaganza features 96 dogs from various rescue shelters across the U.S. This year’s event features five special-needs dogs.

"These fuzzballs won't let anything deter them from playing hard and finding a loving family," Animal Planet said in a release.

The special-needs dogs include:

Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia.

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

Ferris, a three-legged Labrador retriever/American Eskimo mix from an Iowa pet rescue.

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet)

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Kismet, a hearing-impaired Great Dane from Green Dogs Unleashed in Virginia.

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet )

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet )

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Rooster, an American Staffordshire terrier/bulldog mix with a cleft palate from the Sanctuary Rescue in Virginia. (Animal Planet )

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Paprika, a hearing-impaired Chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix from the Young-Williams Shelter in Tennessee.

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Paprika, a hearing-impaired Chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix from the Young-Williams Shelter in Tennessee. (Animal Planet)

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Paprika, a hearing-impaired Chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix from the Young-Williams Shelter in Tennessee. (Animal Planet)

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Paprika, a hearing-impaired Chihuahua/toy fox terrier mix from the Young-Williams Shelter in Tennessee. (Animal Planet)

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Filbert, a blind and hearing-impaired Sheltand sheepdog/border collie mix from Double J Dog Ranch in Idaho.

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Filbert, a blind and hearing-impaired Shetland sheepdog/border collie mix from Double J Dog Ranch in Idaho. (Animal Planet )

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Filbert, a blind and hearing-impaired Shetland sheepdog/border collie mix from Double J Dog Ranch in Idaho. (Animal Planet )

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Filbert, a blind and hearing-impaired Shetland sheepdog/border collie mix from Double J Dog Ranch in Idaho. (Animal Planet )

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All of the dogs featured in past Puppy Bowls have been adopted. The same is expected from this year’s event.

A trainer on set ensures the safety of the animals.

How to watch:

Who’s playing: Team Ruff and Team Fluff

What time: 3 p.m. EST Sunday

What channel: Animal Planet

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