The Puppy Bowl VIII Starting Lineup

Watch out Tom Brady and Eli Manning. The canine competitors in this year's Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet have some serious moves. These 11 puppy players aren't afraid of a little "ruff-ness," can catch any ball (sort of), and are absolutely adorable. All of these puppies come from shelters, so please click on the links to see if they, or some of their shelter buddies, might find a forever home with you.

11 Puppies Competing in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl

Anthony

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Anthony

Anthony is a 12-week-old Pit Bull mix from All Star Pet Rescue who plans to major in art history. We love a jock with a sensitive side.

Augusta

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Augusta

Augusta wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, just like our very own Dr. Marty Becker and Dr. Patty Khuly. This adorable Lab/Plott mix is 14 weeks old and came from Halfway 2 Furever.

Baskin

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Baskin

When he's not getting called out for "excessive cuteness" on the Puppy Bowl field, Baskin, a 15-week-old Jack Russell/Pug mix, dreams of playing frisbee every day. Check out all his shelter buddies at Sweet Tails.

Brandy

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Brandy

Brandy is an 11-week-old Pit Bull/Collie mix who loves to woof at her favorite comedian, Canine O'Brien. She was found at the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Fumble

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Fumble

Fumble is an 11-week-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who has every Bow Wow song on his iPawd. Check out Fumble's shelter buddies at SPCA LA.

Hollie

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Hollie

Hollie is an 11-week-old Border Collie mix. Not only is she an incredibly darling, she's an intellectual — she once wrote an essay on Joan of Bark. She was discovered at the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Hunter

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Hunter

Keep you eye on Hunter, as this nine-week-old Boxer plans to go into politics some day. He got his start at Go Boxer Rescue.

Marbles

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Marbles

Just like many busy humans, Marbles can't put down his Bark Berry. The 13-week-old terrier from Furever Dachshund Rescue is a multitasking cutie.

Peter

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Peter

Peter is a 10-week-old Dachshund who loves to watch River Monsters on Animal Planet. Check out his shelter buddies at Furever Dachshund Rescue.

Sweetie Pie

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Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie is an 11-week-old Catahoula mix from LARAS House. She loves tossing around the football and taking long walks on the beach.

Tattoo

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Tattoo

Tattoo is a 14-week-old miniature Aussie after our hearts — he loves to cook! Find out more about him from Friends of Pep Border Collie Rescue.

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