Puppy Bowl offers viewers plenty of tackling and ruff-housing.
Lenny, a male Catahoula leopard dog mix from Gimme Shelter, is 12 weeks old and likes to sleep on peoples' heads.
Cash, a 15-week-old male pit bull, is from Greene Street Animal Rescue and he loves belly rubs.
Meet Sally, a dachshund/basset hound mix, left, and Harry, a chocolate dachshund smooth, both from Furever Dachshund Rescue.
Bessie, a Catahoula leopard dog mix, is a 13-week-old female from Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.
Chestnut, a Labrador retriever/Australian shepherd mix from Bonnie Blue Rescue, is a 9-week-old male who loves to snuggle.
Gunter, a white pit bull/hound mix, center, chases Marta, a schnauzer/beagle mix, front, down the field as Biscuit, a Puerto Rican sato looks on.
Referee Dan Schachner loves this job. "You bet your pooper scooper," he said in an Animal Planet video.
Referee Dan Schachner gives Chestnut a cuddly time out.
Hedgehog cheerleaders root for the puppies from the sidelines.
The Puppy Bowl IX kitty halftime show features a dance music soundtrack and enough moving objects for even the most predatory feline.
The kitty halftime show makes use of the latest cat toys.
Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip.
A driver was airlifted to Cottage Hospital after they lost control of their car early Monday morning.
The suspects, believed to be five women, got away with thousands in cash.
Six current and former University of California Santa Barbara students have filed a federal complaint against the university claiming the administration mishandled their sexual assault cases.
Reverend Frank Schaefer's reinstatement being challenged by Methodist Church Judicial Council
Six suspected gang members from Santa Maria are behind bars accused of attempted murder.
Santa Barbara police officers are investigating a bank robbery Monday.
Drought-fueled dry conditions and forecast high winds have created a fire danger now listed as critical by Santa Barbara County.
California Highway Patrol has identified the man who died in the early morning crash on highway 101.
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