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Animal Planet Brings 'Puppy Bowl Experience' To Times Square

NEW YORK (CBS New York) -- In honor of the 10th anniversary of the  Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet, in collaboration with the ASPCA and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, is bringing the Puppy Bowl Experience live to New York City.

Animal Planet Puppy Bowl Experience - Times Square 2014 by allforanimalstv on YouTube

Fans can join the celebration for the whole week leading up to the big game at Discovery Times Square, located in the heart of New York's Times Square on 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue.

The event will be held daily from Monday, January 27 to Saturday, February 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Open to the public free of charge, visitors will get a chance to learn about the history of Puppy Bowl during a walk through the Hall of Fame and enjoy live puppy action on the replica field featuring rescued pups from the ASPCA.

Animal Planet Brings 'Puppy Bowl Experience' To Times Square

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl Experience at the Discovery Center/Times Square. (Photo Credit: Susan Richard)

You can also visit interactive booths including a tail-gate area with games and face painting, a "kissing booth" for a smooch from a lovable pooch, a chance to step into the press box to call a game, and much more.

Angel the dog, taking a snooze at the Puppy Bowl Experience. Available through Posh Pets Rescue. (Photo Credit: Susan Richard)

Guests will also get the chance to meet and snuggle some furry friends and even find a new family member at on-site adoption events hosted by the ASPCA with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals participating organizations daily as follows:

Mon, 1/27: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ASPCA
Tue, 1/28: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Posh Pets Rescue and  Zani's Furry Friends
Wed, 1/29: (CATS) 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Anjellicle Cats Rescue and  City Critters
Thur, 1/30: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Animal Haven
Fri, 1/31: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Animal Haven
Sat, 2/1: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m./4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Mo the Mohawk Carpet Spokesdoggie ready for his close up at Puppy Bowl Experience at Discovery Center - Times Square. (Photo Credit: Susan Richard)

The event is free but tickets are required.  Register at the Discovery Times Square's website:

The televised Puppy Bowl airs starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2 on Animal Planet. Click HERE for the lineup of four-legged cuties.

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