Ruff Day? Meet NH's Newest Puppy Bowl Participants
MERRIMACK — Guests gathered in Merrimack to celebrate two local pups who made it big, being featured in this year's puppy bowl.
The 14th annual puppy bowl took place this morning showing dogs from 48 states including two from the Humane Society of Greater Nashua.
The local stars, Edwin and Iris, were brought to the Humane Society from Texas and were chosen to take a trip to New York for the pre-taped puppy bowl extravaganza.
The Nashua shelter has sent dogs to the Puppy Bowl four years in a row.
Lorie Dufault, the director of development for the Nashua Humane Society said that these dogs are shipped up to the northeast due to overcrowding in southern shelters and that the dogs would likely be euthanized if they stayed.
Happy owners of both popular puppies paraded their dogs around the room while the four-legged stars soaked up all the attention.
Josh Stratton the owner of Iris told NH1 that he adopted the pup a few months after his TV debut.
Partygoers couldn't get enough of the dogs and beer provided by the staff at Anheuser Bush.
The facility in Merrimack is home to several events put on by the Humane Society, including their Garden Pawty scheduled for June 3rd which furry friends are welcome to attend.
Speaking with dog owner and former Humane Society worker, Cassie Paige, it seems as though it was love at first sight. Her pup Edwin, didn't even go up for adoption because Paige knew he was coming home with her after seeing his performance in the puppy bowl pretape.
The energy in the room was electric as residents from across the state ate cake and cheered on their favorite four-legged friends.
For more information on future events and how to get involved look here.