Hartford Courant: Six Connecticut rescue dogs playing in Puppy Bowl; halftime show stars 32 kittens from East Hartford shelter


February 9, 2022
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…..”Hoku means “star” in Hawaiian. One of a litter of seven, Hoku is the first dog from Hawaii to appear in the Puppy Bowl. She now lives in the Norwalk home of Patrick and Maureen Shannon. The couple’s daughter, who is the marketing manager for Maui Humane Society, fostered the dog from eight weeks until October and talked her parents into adopting Hoku. It wasn’t difficult to persuade them.

“We had a dog for 18 years and another for four years. We hadn’t had a dog in eight years. We missed having a dog,” Maureen Shannon said.

Hoku, a American Staffordshire Terrier-Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, filmed the Puppy Bowl in October, just before she came Connecticut to live with her forever family.

The Shannons took to the cute puppy right away, but her snuggly nature can be a bit of a challenge at times.

“When we got her, she was 35 pounds. Now she’s about 70,” Maureen Shannon said. “She thinks she’s a lap dog. She thinks she’s about 13 pounds.”

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