LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Las Vegas Golden Knights announced Friday, they’re getting a puppy, and of course, it won’t grow up to be just any dog.

The VGK will partner with America’s VetDogs to co-raise a future service dog for a veteran, or first responder, with disabilities.

A seven-week-old yellow labrador pup will join the team within the next several weeks. It will then spend the next 16 to 18 months training and undergoing socialization with players, staff, and fans. It’ll be a frequent visitor in the front office, and will, of course, attend some events at T-Mobile. You can also expect to see the puppy out and about at various functions to help it acclimate to a variety of environments.

“Supporting the veterans who have served our country is one of the key pillars that guide the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation,” said VGK Foundation President Kim Frank. “Working with America’s VetDogs allows us to fulfill that mission in a way that has energized the entire organization. We hope our fans are as excited to meet the new pup as our players and staff are.”

“America’s VetDogs is excited to join forces with the Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights on this unique opportunity,” said John Miller, president and CEO of America’s VetDogs. “The Knights’ commitment to excellence extends beyond the ice, as they join us in raising a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities. This unique partnership symbolizes our shared values of dedication, teamwork, and a profound commitment to support those who have selflessly served our nation.”

The pup doesn’t have a name yet, and that’s where Medieval Maniacs come in. The team needs you to help come up with one! You can submit suggestions online on the VGK’s website.

Stay with FOX5 as we eagerly await the little lab’s arrival.


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