The Islanders and the Guide Dog Foundation Hit the Rink with a New Puppy

A new member of the New York Islanders has joined the team. But, this team member has four feet instead of two.   

Although he doesn’t have a name yet, this cutie joined the Islanders team and will go through training in order to one day help someone who is visually impaired. The eight-week-old Lab is from the Guide Dog Foundation’s Puppy with a Purpose Program. The Puppy with a Purpose Program’s mission is to improve the quality of life of those who are blind, have low vision, or other special needs according to their website. According to John Miller, President of the Guide Dog Foundation, "The relationship between the Islanders and the Guide Dog Foundation is one of the best in the entire country.” The program has such an amazing relationship with the Islanders that they were able to extend this partnership for a third year in a row. . 

This little future service dog will begin to start his training at the Islanders’ facilities and be in attendance for games and other events too! One of the best parts: the name of this sweet dog is up to the fans who will have the chance to get to know him at games and cast votes to name this adorable pup. Be sure to check out the Islanders’ social media to see when the name is announced!

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