Puppy Bowl, the annual canine send-up of the Super Bowl, airs Sunday, Feb. 3 from 3 - 5 p.m., Eastern and Pacific time on The Animal Planet.

Puppy Bowl, the annual canine send-up of the Super Bowl, airs Sunday, Feb. 3 from 3 – 5 p.m., Eastern and Pacific time on The Animal Planet.

2Pets-Puppy_Bowl.JPGDogs score touchdowns on a 10-by-19-foot gridiron carpet when they cross the goal line with a toy during “Puppy Bowl IX, ” in New York. (Photo by Keith Barraclough / The Animal Planet)

Thumbnail image for Pets-Puppy_Bowl.jpgThe annual two-hour TV special made its debut eight years ago on The Animal Planet. (Photo by Keith Barraclough / The Animal Planet)

The show even includes halftime entertainment. A kitten performs below.

Thumbnail image for kitty-Pets-Puppy_Bowl.JPG (Photo by Keith Barraclough / The Animal Planet)

See the 2013 starting lineup and highlights from last year’s competition on The Animal Planet website.