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Nashville Zoo Hosts First Music City Puppy Bowl

Game day at Nashville Zoo is about to be un-fur-gettable!

Nashville Zoo is teaming up with Nashville Humane Association to host the first ever Music City Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ten puppies plus one cheerleader, all available for adoption, will hit the field for a big game featuring tail-wagging touchdowns, ruff and tuff tackling and unbelievable cuteness.

About the Music City Puppy Bowl

The game will take place on the Zoo’s Festival Field with activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The official game will kick off at noon, and the two adorable teams (Team Paws v. Team Claws) will battle it out on the turf to see who takes home the trophy.

Event partners will be onsite to discuss all things pet-related including fun activities, local adoption opportunities and the importance of spay/neutering. Guests to Music City Puppy Bowl will be able to meet the athletes (adoptable pups) and learn about other furry friends available for adoption at Nashville Humane Association’s headquarters.

Adopted athletes will be available for pick-up in the Zoo’s parking lot at 2 p.m. following the close of the event and will not be able to reenter the Zoo after pick-up.

This event is included with general Zoo admission or membership.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.