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Deuce does NY: Our journey across the country to Dog Bowl II

Deuce does NY: Our journey across the country to Dog Bowl II

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 2017, we were salivating at the chance to participate in Dog Bowl II. 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:

How we traveled from Phoenix to New York

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.

Deuce travels to Animal Planet's Dog Bowl II in New York City

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 travels to Animal Planet's Dog Bowl II in New York City

Deuce’s sightseeing continued, as he saw Central Park, Grant’s Tomb, and even some NY pizza places:

Deuce eats pizza in New York City

He was such a good boy that we gave in, and gave him a little New York cheesecake, too:

Deuce eats New York cheesecake

Dog Bowl II: Oldies vs. Goldies

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!

Forever Loved's Deuce from Arizona in Animal Planet Dog Bowl II

A special thank you to all who made this trip possible

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 Communications
Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary

Tune in this Saturday evening

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)

Use hashtag #DogBowlDeuce

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