GLENDALE — Today the Arizona Coyotes welcomed a new pup to the pack!
In a statement to the press, the Coyotes announced their partnership with National Assistance Dogs Inc. (NADI), an incorporation that provides trained assistance dogs to veterans with "mobility and post-traumatic challenges."
The Coyotes will work as Puppy Raisers with 14-month-old Luna, a black Labrador Retriever, throughout the 2019-2020 season. The team will "train her in housing, vetting, basic obedience, socialization to all environments and individuals as well as proper service dog etiquette and public access manners."
Once Luna completes her training, she will be given to a veteran in need, the team said.
"We're very excited to partner with NADI to adopt Luna and have her as part of our Pack for the 2019-20 season," said Coyotes President & CEO Ahron Cohen. "NADI is a tremendous organization that helps veterans in our community. We are all dog lovers at the Coyotes and we hope that Luna can help raise awareness about NADI and also bring us some luck this season."
Fans can see Luna in person at most Coyotes home games, as well as some practices and team events. For updates on Luna's training and life at the rink, click here.
Welcome to the pack, Luna!