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The New York Post: Puppy Bowl 2022 lineup: Meet the adoptable dogs in the game

The New York Post: Puppy Bowl 2022 lineup: Meet the adoptable dogs in the game

America’s beloved Puppy Bowl is back for its 18th year, and its contestants are ready to rumble. This Hawaiian “star” was born at the Maui Humane Society last year after her mother, who was badly wounded, was brought to the shelter just days prior. When Hoku was born, the American Staffordshire terrier and Catahoula Leopard Dog mix was timid but sweet after she grew more comfortable, and she was eventually put into a foster home.

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

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

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.

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The Maui News: Hawaii’s first-ever shelter-born pup to play in Puppy Bowl

The Maui News: Hawaii’s first-ever shelter-born pup to play in Puppy Bowl

A local rescue from the Maui Humane Society will be the first young pup ever from Hawaii to play in the Puppy Bowl, a fun animal sports competition as part of a “call-to-adoption” television event. “This helped her train for her big Puppy Bowl debut,” according to a news release. “Hoku was adopted by this same employee’s parents who live in Connecticut, so she has gone from island life to snow bunny life.”

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Discovery: Meet Hoku, Hawaii’s First Puppy Bowl Player

Discovery: Meet Hoku, Hawaii’s First Puppy Bowl Player

As a member of Team Ruff, Hoku is the first Hawaiian dog to compete in Puppy Bowl. This American Staffordshire terrier/Catahoula leopard dog mix comes from the Maui Humane Society whose mission is “to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals.”

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KHON2: Hawaii’s first Puppy Bowl participant is more than a cute face

KHON2: Hawaii’s first Puppy Bowl participant is more than a cute face

For the first time EVER, the Aloha State is being represented in the PUPPY BOWL! On February 13, 2022, Maui Humane Society’s shelter-born pup, Hoku, will be Hawaii’s shining star and tackling the competition during Puppy Bowl XVIII on Animal Planet. Maui Humane Society’s Marketing Manager, Katie Shannon, fostered Hoku and explained how the PuppyBowl will be an opportunity to shine a spotlight on certain breeds stigmas.

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