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Minnesota Wild pup Hobey meets forever family

Monday was Hobey's "graduation day"! The golden retriever has a bright future as a veteran's service dog.
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Hobey, the new Minnesota Wild rescue dog.

MINNESOTA, USA — Every dog has his day – and that includes the Minnesota Wild's service-dog-in-training Hobey. 

The team adopted Hobey, a rescue golden retriever, for the 2020-21 season – but there was always a bigger plan. While enjoying plenty of affection and hockey, the pup was also getting ready for his future as a service dog. 

This next leg of Hobey's journey takes him to Soldier's 6, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that provides veterans, police officers, and firefighters with specially trained service dogs. 

After a season of training from CFO and Executive VP Jeff Pellegrom, Hobey finally "graduated"... and met his forever family.  

A previous graduate of the Wild's Adopt-a-Dog program was Breezer, another rescue pup. Both were from Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, a foster-based rescue based in the Twin Cities. 

Congratulations, Hobey! 

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