Vegas Golden Knights Partner With America's VetDogs to Raise Future Service Dog
VEGAS (January 5, 2024) – The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, January 5, that the club has partnered with America’s VetDogs to co-raise a future service dog for a United States veteran or first responder with disabilities.
Fans are invited to submit name ideas for the dog online here. The puppy, a seven-week- old male Yellow Labrador Retriever, will join the Golden Knights in the coming weeks and spend 16 to 18 months undergoing basic training and socialization with Golden Knights players, staff and fans. The pup will frequent the Knights front office and attend select events at T-Mobile Arena and elsewhere to expose him to various environments that will help mold him into a confident and calm future service dog.
“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.”
America’s VetDogs is a national nonprofit that provides specially trained service dogs with veterans, first responders, and active-duty service members with disabilities at no cost to them. For more on America’s VetDogs and ways to get involved, visit VetDogs.org.