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12th Annual Puppy Bowl at AHS

  • Austin Humane Society 124 W. Anderson Lane Austin, Texas 78752 United States (map)

Another football season is heating up and the Austin Humane Society is counting down the days until the 12th Annual AHS Puppy Bowl!

The big party before the big game is a football-themed, family-friendly tailgate which takes place on Saturday, February 2nd from 12 pm - 3 pm at the Austin Humane Society (124 W. Anderson Lane). This year’s tailgate will be jam-packed with delicious food, drinks, kid’s activities, and other vendors. Plus, our puppy players will again be on hand to make their prediction for Sunday’s big game as well as battle it out on the gridiron in the most adorable competition of the year – the MVP races!

If you’re looking to add a puppy to your home team, we’ll have dozens of puppies available for adoption and, only during Puppy Bowl, adoption fees will be discounted to $175! Each adoption comes with current vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, and more!!

New in 2019, we’ve added a tasty tailgating competition where local restaurants will go head-to-head to whip up a tailgating treat! You, our tailgaters, can taste away and vote to crown the 2019 Top Tailgating Bite.

Join us for this free event with your General Admission ticket or get the full VIP experience as a "Very Important Puppy-fan"! With your $20 donation to AHS you will receive:

  • VIP Swag Bag with commemorative Puppy Bowl t-shirt

  • Entry into the exclusive VIP Fan Zone provided by NXNW Beerliner

  • One free VIP drink ticket

  • Entry into the tastiest tailgate competition

Thank you to our 2019 Puppy Bowl Paw-tners:

  • Heritage Ranch by H-E-B

  • Jo's Coffee

  • Phydeaux and Friends

  • Andrea's Eats

  • Dolce Bacio Gelato & Deserts

  • Pink Avocado Catering

  • Plates on Plates Fitness

  • The French and I


Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions or are interested in partnership opportunities (media, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, etc.) please contact the Events Coordinator, Erin Jolly at

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes! Join us rain or shine, we have indoor activities, outdoor activities with tents, warm food and drinks.

Interested in adopting a pet?

Print out this form and fill it out to get started. Bring it to the event to meet your match!

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking signs will direct you to the nearest parking lot located at 200 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78752. Bus Lines # 323 and # 10 are accessible to the event. Handicap parking will be available.

Can I bring my dog to the event?

Yes, all pet-friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the outdoor tailgate. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed inside the facility.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your printed or virtual ticket to the event.