Music Icon & Pet Parent Bret Michaels Debuts “Li’L Bret Michaels Jr.” Rescue Husky on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl on February 11

Los Angeles, CA (February 5, 2024)– Just a few months ago, Bret Michaels and his entire family continued a long legacy of philanthropy and animal rescue by adopting Li’l Bret Michaels Jr., the Nebraska husky who provided life-saving blood to a group of kittens at an Omaha shelter. Michaels has been an adamant pet parent since birth, as well as a committed pet philanthropist and rescuer, and this quickly became the favorite feel-good story of the holiday season.  

When Animal Planet’s flagship hit Puppy Bowl reached out to be the first to feature a live interview with Michaels and Bret Michaels Jr., he knew that there was no better way to celebrate the adoption.

“Bret Michaels’ inspiring adoption of Li’l Bret Michaels Jr. from the Nebraska Humane Society represents the heart of what Puppy Bowl has celebrated for the last 20 years,” says Pat Dempsey, Executive Producer of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. “It’s a natural fit to share Bret’s story in the Puppy Bowl XX pregame show to highlight the important work of rescues and shelters in finding animals their forever homes.” 

“I’m both honored and excited to be a part of the pregame of the Puppy Bowl and proud to have adopted Li’l Bret Jr,” stated Michaels. “You will truly get to hear the story. It’s amazing and my daily and myself are absolute advocates for pet rescue, pet adoption and spend much time making sure they get to meet the right pet parents.” 

Michaels is following up his smash success 2023 Parti-Gras Tour with the highly-anticipated announcement of his new Live Nation and AEG 2024 Parti-Gras dates and special guests being released the same week.

Puppy Bowl XX begins with the annual pregame show on Sunday, February 11 at 1PM ET/ 10AM PT on Animal Planet, with kick-off at 2PM ET / 11AM across Animal Planet, Discovery, TBS, truTV, Max and discovery+. 

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For all the latest Bret Michaels news, the worldwide kickoff of Parti-Gras and Soulfire Festivals dates and more, visit You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, X and TikTok.

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