Lights, Camera, Puppies!

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Hometown rescue pups set to make national television debut  

This Sunday, Feb. 3, will not just be “any given Sunday” here in the Lowcountry. 

A group of Beaufort County-based rescue pups from Palmetto Animal League (PAL), a private, non-profit, no-kill organization, will be featured as part of Puppy Bowl XV starting at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. The Puppy Bowl attracts millions of viewers, making this a big deal for some small-town pups.

The PAL puppies have been prepping for their moment in the spotlight, filming throughout December with Animal Planet’s production crew at different locations throughout the Lowcountry and Savannah. The adoptable pups, ranging in age from 3 to 6 months, will be featured during the lead-in to Puppy Bowl, and the footage filmed here will also be incorporated into vignettes that will air as part of a national advertising campaign for Puppy Bowl sponsor Subaru throughout the program. 

The Owens family met and adopted Pumpkin at a Peacock Subaru-sponsored adoption event for PAL last fall – and their story is part of a national commercial for the Puppy Bowl. ìWhen we brought Pumpkin home, the family was complete, said 17-year old Caitlyn. ìIt just felt really right. Photo courtesy of Animal Planet.

“The Puppy Bowl stars adoptable puppy ‘players,’ kitten ‘cheerleaders’ and other looking-for-a-home pets, making it a big win for shelter pets,” said Palmetto Animal League President Amy Campanini. “During the Puppy Bowl, animal rescue takes center stage, showing the entire country just how wonderful shelter pets are. The support we receive from Peacock Subaru helped give PAL this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Peacock Subaru was selected by Subaru of America to be featured in this year’s Puppy Bowl because of its involvement with PAL and other local animal welfare organizations, in support of the national “Subaru Loves Pets” initiative. 

“Helping homeless animals is something all of us at Peacock Subaru care about, as many of us have rescue pets of our own,” explained Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Any opportunity to support these animals and the people helping them is a win in our book.”

Supported solely by individual donors and compassionate “Partners in Rescue” like Peacock Subaru, PAL’s no-kill shelter serves as a temporary residence for approximately 200 cats and dogs while they wait to find a loving home. 

“The PAL Adoption Center is a happy place. It’s a place of new beginnings.” says Campanini. “There is no limit to an animal’s stay with us, and we give them all the love and comfort they deserve until they are adopted.”    

As they prepare for their big debut during Puppy Bowl XV, the precious Palmetto Animal League pups and all their friends at the PAL Adoption Center are anxiously awaiting the biggest win of all – a home of their own. 

“So many rescue pets have amazing stories to tell, and we’re excited that some of our hometown pups are getting this opportunity,” says PAL Development Coordinator Stephanie Bashaw. “It’s been an amazing experience, and we can’t wait to see our puppies on national TV.” 

Tune in for the most adorable grid-iron action you’ve ever seen in Puppy Bowl XV this Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. Even better, join the Puppy Bowl Watch Party at Peacock Subaru starting at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy all the cuteness of Puppy Bowl as you snuggle with adoptable PAL puppies and munch on delicious tailgate food from One Hot Mama’s. Peacock Subaru will be happily accepting donations for PAL during the party. 

Photo at top courtesy of Palmetto Animal League.

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