[image-1]For some, Super Bowl weekend is all about the football. Others prefer the festivities for the beers and the dips. And then there are those folks who only care about the puppies and wait 365 days for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, where rescue shelter dogs play in a model stadium with running commentary.  How can you not love watching little pups race around and play with one another — our favorite moments are when they get all tuckered out and need a quick nap before getting into the action. 

And this go around, on Sun. Feb. 1 one of Charleston’s own lil’ canine friends will participate in the match up. Bronte will play on Team Ruff and go against Team Fluff. Bronte was rescued by Healing Species, a non-profit that brings rescue dogs to classrooms and help teach children about compassion. 

Before Bronte’s big break on Animal Planet, he’ll be featured in People magazine’s Jan. 26 issue as one of the bowl players. Bronte has been adopted, but he is currently in training to be part of the Healing Species family and go into classrooms himself. For more information on the program, visit healingspecies.org.