FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, March 15, 2021
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will continue its partnership with National Assistance Dogs Inc. to adopt a three-year-old English Cream Golden Retriever dog named Bravery. The Coyotes will be Bravery's home for the remainder of his life as he will help NADI raise awareness about their service dog training program and how service dogs can provide physical and mental assistance to anyone in need as well as support their work in the community.
"We are very excited to adopt Bravery and continue our great relationship with NADI," said Coyotes President & CEO Xavier Gutierrez. "NADI is a tremendous organization that helps veterans in our community. We are all dog lovers at the Coyotes, and we hope that Bravery will raise awareness about NADI and the assistance they provide to veterans in need. Bravery will be a great addition to our Pack."
The Coyotes Chief Howling Officer has spent the last two years with his trainer and graduated in the same class as Luna to become an official NADI service dog. Over the course of his training, Bravery learned over 100 commands while becoming trained in basic obedience, socialization to all environments and individuals as well as proper service dog etiquette and public access manners.
Bravery will make special appearances during community service projects, assist the foundation with hospital and school visits and much more. Fans can follow Bravery's story on the Arizona Coyotes Foundation's social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
NADI strives to make a difference in the lives of those who they serve and impact the community by education and providing volunteer opportunities throughout the development of puppies into assistance dogs. Clients are partnered with an assistance dog that is a compatible match through personality and ability to perform specifically trained tasks to their needs. Through this partnership, clients gain the ability to take on and accomplish daily life demands. NADI's certified, working assistance dogs enhance the quality of their disabled handlers' lives not only through performing mitigating task work, but also enrich a sense of freedom and independence. For more information on NADI or to become a volunteer, visit nadiassist.org/volunteer.