Wild send off team dog to nonprofit, veteran’s family
The Minnesota Wild said goodbye to their team dog, Brooksy, on Monday.
After a year with the organization, the Wild officially handed off Brooksy to the Minnesota-based nonprofit Soldier’s 6, which provides specially trained K9s to honorably discharged veterans, police officers and firefighters.
The Wild adopted the labrador retriever mix from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue on June 29, 2022, when he was 5 months old, on a one-year training contract for him to be raised as a future service dog.
When Brooksy finishes his training with Soldier’s 6, he’ll become a “Battle Buddy” for Nick Leach, a veteran who the Wild say served a tour in Afghanistan.
This was the fourth year of the Wild’s Adopt-A-Dog program.