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3-legged goldendoodle from RVA loses to ‘Mr. Wigglesworth’ in ‘Puppy Bowl’

Posted at 10:33 PM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 23:54:47-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Animal Planet’s annual “Puppy Bowl” featured one adorable canine from Central Virginia.

“Sophie Jo,” a nine-month-old puppy who was rescued from a domestic violence situation by Green Dogs Unleashed in Fluvanna, competed in the game.

Her rescuers said she is an amazing dog with a great personality.

“Sophie Jo is a happy-go-lucky goldendoodle that needed to have her leg amputated,” a Green Dogs Unleashed volunteer said. “She has just become the most friendly and outgoing puppy we have seen here."

The pup was adopted by a couple from Lakeside in October and was trained as a therapy dog.

She now works with students at schools along with her friend, “Buttons,” who was adopted with her.

The pup was up for the Underdog Contender award, but she lost out to “Mr. Wigglesworth.”

Team Ruff beat Team Fluff 52 to 47.

"Sophie Jo's" tale was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Click here to read about her journey and why her new owners said she was destined to be part of their family.