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Meet Brenly: The Arizona Diamondbacks' new therapy dog-in-training

Posted at 2:44 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:36:03-04

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have added one more to the lineup and he is doggone adorable!

Everyone, meet Brenly.

Named after longtime D-backs analyst and Fox Sports Arizona sportscaster, Bob Brenly, the four-legged golden retriever is training to become a certified therapy dog and will be spending some time at Chase Field. And yes, fans will be able to meet him during some Sunday D-backs games!

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation partnered with Raising Cane's and Gabriel's Angels, a Phoenix-based organization that provides pet therapy to thousands of at-risk kids around the state, to bring Brenly to the stadium, according to a news release.

"Brenly will work with Gabriel's Angels to become a certified therapy dog through a series of training sessions at D-backs games throughout the season," the release said. "The goal of the training sessions will be to teach love, trust, compassion, and kindness, that specialized therapy dogs, like Brenly, will learn to connect with children in a positive and meaningful way."

Brenly is scheduled to be at five upcoming Sunday games:

  • May 19, D-backs vs. San Francisco Giants
  • June 2, D-backs vs. New York Mets
  • July 7, D-backs vs. Colorado Rockies
  • August 18, D-backs vs. San Francisco Giants
  • September 15, D-backs vs. Cincinnati Reds

Starting at noon at the games listed above, Brently and other dogs from Gabriel's Angels will be near the Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot on the upper level in left field (passed section 332), the release said.

Brenly will also make special visits to the D-backs clubhouse.