Metro Pup Makes Appearance in ‘Puppy Bowl’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We've known for awhile the Chiefs wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl, but there's still a hometown favorite to root for this Sunday.

A Siberian Husky named Aurora, who's playing in the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet network.

She was a puppy at Wayside Waifs when the no-kill shelter sent Aurora's photo to producers at Animal Planet.

"Within minutes of submitting it they were just beside themselves. She's the most gorgeous puppy we've ever seen so of course we want her to come to New York City," said Trish Stringer, the marketing director at Wayside Waifs.

That was November -- and within days -- Aurora was at the airport heading to the Big Apple where she appeared with Rupert from the David Letterman Show, visited Central Park in a stroller and most importantly hit the grid iron to tape the Puppy Bowl for Animal Planet.

"She had great success, she scored a touchdown in fact she scored the first touchdown.  So we're very excited and she just was a great ambassador for Wayside Waifs," said Stinger.

Arin Gilbert had no idea the dog he named Shiloh was already a star when he adopted her 24-hours after her return from New York.

"I sent a picture of Shiloh to my wife and she was like O.M.G., yes!" said Gilbert adding, "Hopefully she'll be the MVP" of the Puppy Bowl.

Producers from Animal Planet will pick the M-V-P after the Puppy Bowl, which runs in a continuous two-hour loop on Sunday from 2pm to midnight.

The segment expects to draw 10 million viewers.

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