Puppy Bowl IX: PEOPLE Goes Behind the ScenesWe hit the field to bring you all the paw-dorable action you won't see on TV when the big game airs Sunday


Put me in the game, coach! This pup's just one of 35 putting their best paw forward to compete in our favorite sporting event, which airs Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. Also getting in on the action: hedgehog cheerleaders, hamsters, birds and even kittens. (Think Beyoncé could learn a thing or two from the kitty halftime show?)