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This is not a drill, y’all.

This year’s Puppy Bowl, which already is the greatest thing to grace television, is going to be even better than previous year’s games. How, you ask? Well, folks, this year’s show will feature a sloth assistant. *heart eyes*

In addition to the sloth, this year’s game will include dogs rescued from hurricane-ravaged areas. Animal Planet, which airs the two-hour special, detailed the event in a news release:

PUPPY BOWL, the cutest competition in sports history, returns to Animal Planet on Feb. 4 for an epic matchup between adoptable puppy players from #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff who go paw to paw and nose to nose to win the CHEWY.COM “Lombarky” PUPPY BOWL XIV trophy.

And for the seventh consecutive year, America’s favorite rufferee, Dan Schachner, returns to call the puppy penalties, furry fumbles and terrier touchdowns, as his assistant referee this year, Shirley the rescue sloth, will assist him on the field.

CUTE!!

Puppy Bowl XIV will air at 3 p.m. on Sunday on Animal Planet. The pre-game show begins at 2 p.m., and is a great time to start tail-gating (lol).