Super Bowl Sunday isn't just for football fans, it's for animal lovers, too. The 2017 puppy bowl and Kitten Bowl begin hours before the Patriots and Falcons face off at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5. And that's not all — the Fish Bowl is back for another round of slow-paced underwater competition.

Don't miss a minute of the three "bowl" games on Sunday — find the TV channels and start times below. And if you're busy making wings and dips for your Super Bowl party, the puppies, kittens, and fish will keep kids occupied for a few hours before New England and Atlanta face off at 6:30 p.m.

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Cheer on the puppies

  • Watch "Team Ruff" and "Team Fluff" compete for the Petco "Lombarky" trophy on Sunday. All 39 puppies were recruited from 34 different animal shelters across the United States.
  • Animal Planet will host a Puppy Bowl pre-game show that starts at 11 a.m. ET for DirecTV, Dish, or Frontier TV customer or 2 p.m. for Comcast and Century Link Prism subscribers. The 2017 Puppy Bowl will follow the pre-show.

Kittens face off on the field

  • The competition is going to be fierce between these adorable felines. There are a number of kittens in the starting lineup including Tom Bratty Cat, Julius Peppers, and Catsanova.
  • Tune into the Hallmark Channel starting at Noon for the pre-game show that will give viewers some info on the kittens that are up for adoption. Kickoff time begins at 12:30 p.m.m and will be followed by a championship game at 2 p.m. ET. If you miss the Kitten Bowl (or want to watch it again), Hallmark will replay the big event over and over again until 9 p.m.

Fish battle in the bowl

  • NatGeoWild will broadcast the 2017 Fish Bowl starting at 1 p.m. ET. Check your cable listings for the channel number.
  • The network describes the competition as "the battle between two titans of the tank" but we all know it's just goldfish swimming around in a little tank. Still, watching the Los Angeles Clams face the Buffalo Gills is like the calm before the storm and a great way for Patriots and Falcons fans to chill out before Super Bowl 51 gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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