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Puppy Blog: Happy Birthday Radar!

Take a look at how the Islanders celebrated Radar's first birthday

by New York Islanders NYIslanders /

Happy First Woofday to Radar!

The Islanders Puppy with a Purpose celebrated his first birthday at Northwell Health Ice Center on July 11. Radar and six of his fellow Guide Dog trainees had a barkin' good time as they had a practice session followed by birthday cake hand-delivered by Sparky - the only non-doggo to get an invite. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: It���s a pup party! 🐾🥳Radar is celebrating his first birthday with all of his @GuideDogFdn friends!

A significant portion of Radar's training includes being exposed to high-stimulus situations. The birthday party was the perfect challenge as the puppy handlers assembled the crew for a photo to commemorate Radar's special day. Once the pups posed for their pic, they went to town on a custom kibble cake. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: This good boy loves his birthday cake! 🎂 #NYIPupWithAPurpose

Radar still has a couple of months to complete his training before he'll officially graduate and become a guide dog to a blind, or visually-impaired child. In the meantime, the Islanders are grateful to have spent a year with this good boy! Happy Birthday Radar!

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