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Langhorne’s Town and Country Pet Care Center to host first Puppy Super Bowl

By Samantha Bambino

The Times

The furriest football game: On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Langhorne-based Town and Country Pet Care Center will host its first Puppy Super Bowl, which will feature prizes and refreshments for dogs and humans alike. Source: Metro Images

The Eagles’ recent loss against the Saints was definitely a tough pill to swallow. They were so close, fans could (almost) taste the confetti raining down during what should’ve been Philadelphia’s second Super Bowl celebration parade. Unfortunately, it just didn’t happen.

But on Saturday, Feb. 2, locals can enjoy a different kind of Super Bowl. No, Nick Foles won’t be yelling plays to his teammates, and Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz will be absent from the sidelines. The players in this game will be a little more rambunctious, loveable and yes, furry.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Town and Country Pet Care Center, located at 393 Langhorne Ave., will host its first Puppy Super Bowl. Divided into three games — Great Danes, puppies and adults — the free event will feature prizes and refreshments for dogs and humans alike.

“We’re really doing it up,” said Pet Care Center owner/operator Elizabeth Carpino.

Puppy Super Bowl attendees can enjoy virtually everything they’ve come to expect from the NFL — announcers, referees, coaches, cheerleaders, flags and yard markers. There just won’t be any Maroon 5 halftime performance.

Colored bandanas will be provided to the four-legged participants, and all who come out to play will receive a free spa day at the center.

“It’s as simple as putting two footballs on the field and whoever makes it over the line scores. So we need the parents to participate as well to call them over,” Carpino said. “We just put two big play yards in with AstroTurf, so we have a great location to have it.”

To partake in the Puppy Super Bowl, owners must bring their dogs to the center for evaluation on or before Saturday, Jan. 26. This allows the behavior analyst and activity coordinator to create appropriate team rosters for the various games.

According to Carpino, this event goes hand-in-hand with the center’s mission — to provide fun, engaging, social activities for animals, all while ensuring their happiness is at the forefront of everything the staff does.

An independent, family-owned business in Langhorne for more than 50 years, the Town and Country Pet Care Center is a full-service boarding and grooming facility. Carpino, who boasts more than 40 years experience, proudly stated how she and her brother have worked at the facility their entire lives after their parents built it.

Serving as a “home away from home” and one-stop-shop for area pets, the center offers overnight doggie day care, an on-site veterinary hospital, pet pickup and delivery, basic training, and care for geriatric and diabetic animals. Though the center specializes in dogs and cats, other pets are accepted upon request.

“We really do everything that a pet would need,” Carpino said.

She encourages inquiring owners to take a tour during business hours, with no appointment necessary.

“That way, parents are at ease,” she said. ••

If you go…

The Puppy Super Bowl will take place at the Town and Country Pet Care Center, 393 Langhorne Ave., Langhorne, on Saturday, Feb. 2. First kickoff is at 9:30 a.m.

Those interested in participating can get their dog evaluated anytime Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit townandcountrypetcarecenter.com, email tckennel@townandcountrykennel.com, or call 215–608–3211 for more information.

Samantha Bambino can be reached at sbambino@newspapermediagroup.com

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