The Sharks and Canine Companions for Independence® are excited to introduce the fluffiest addition to the team, which comes in the form of a Yellow Labrador, Finn! One of a litter of 10, Finn was born on May 10, 2019.
Over the next two years, the Sharks will support and follow Finn's journey to become an assistance dog. Along this journey, Canine Companions puppy Finn will be raised in San Jose by a volunteer puppy raiser who will socialize him and teach him about 30 commands to prepare him for life as an assistance dog. You also might catch him sniffing around the Tank during Sharks games and events. After 16-18 months with his volunteer puppy raiser, Finn will come to the Canine Companions Northwest Regional Training Center for 6-9 months of professional training where he'll learn to pick up dropped items, open and close doors, turn on and off lights, and more! At the completion of professional training, Finn will graduate and be united with his new partner for a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
Canine Companions for Independence provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities free of charge, and the San Jose Sharks are excited to partner with this amazing organization!
Weight: 8 lbs
Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever
Goal Celebration: The Roll Over
Favorite Player: Bark-Edouard Vlasic