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Special needs dogs starring in Puppy Bowl will melt your heart

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By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

If your team doesn't win the Super Bowl, it can be a real heartbreaker.

But here to win the hearts of people across America are the 78 puppies "competing" in the 13th annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet; airing February 5th.

Something notable about this year's game.

Three special-needs players will be featured, including the three-legged dog.

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Puppies tussle with a plush football at the "Puppy Bowl" in Phoenix, Arizona, January 29, 2015. Thursday's "players" in downtown Phoenix were all puppies - part of a drive by the Animal Planet television channel and the Arizona Humane Society to encourage adoptions ahead of the televised "Puppy Bowl" that will air on game day. REUTERS/Daniel Wallis (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SPORT FOOTBALL)
A puppy holds onto a plush football at the "Puppy Bowl" in Phoenix, Arizona, January 29, 2015. Thursday's "players" in downtown Phoenix were all puppies - part of a drive by the Animal Planet television channel and the Arizona Humane Society to encourage adoptions ahead of the televised "Puppy Bowl" that will air on game day. REUTERS/Daniel Wallis (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SPORT FOOTBALL)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal PlanetÂs ÂPuppy Bowl XII' during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal PlanetÂs ÂPuppy Bowl XII' during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal PlanetÂs ÂPuppy Bowl XII' during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Attendees cuddle with puppies from a local rescue, Paw Works, who are on hand to promote Animal PlanetÂs ÂPuppy Bowl XII' during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 27: A general view of dogs and their owners during Woofstock: Road To Puppy Bowl at Soldier Field on June 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
**Embargoed til 2/5/2013** NEW YORK CITY, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Adoptable puppies play during the taping of Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl IX' program in New York City, NY on November 11, 2012. The mock football game will air as counter programming to the actual superbowl. On the internet, puppy bowl has been a huge sensation and now in it's 9th year. The puppies used in the show are from shelters and rescue organizations from across the country. The kittens in the half time show came from a shelter located in New York City. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
**Embargoed til 2/5/2013** NEW YORK CITY, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Kittens play on the halftime set at the taping of Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl IX' program in New York City, NY on November 11, 2012. The mock football game will air as counter programming to the actual superbowl. On the internet, puppy bowl has been a huge sensation and now in it's 9th year. The puppies used in the show are from shelters and rescue organizations from across the country. The kittens in the half time show came from a shelter located in New York City. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Her front right leg was amputated after a horrific accident, but she's not going to let it stop her from trying to score a few touchdowns.

Next on the roster is Winston, who has hearing and vision impairments, but has a sixth sense for the end zone, according to the Puppy Bowl announcer.

Rounding out the list is Doobert, who's deaf.

Each of the 78 adoptable dogs is split up into two teams; Ruff and Fluff.

The dogs represent 34 rescue organizations across 22 states.

Since the show was taped in October, several dogs have already been adopted, which is the ultimate touchdown for the event organizers.

With so many dogs, you can be sure there will be plenty of people on hand to pick up any two point conversions if you know what I mean.

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