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Meet Celly

The Minnesota Wild is pleased to welcome the franchise's third team dog, Celly. Celly joins the Wild as part of the team's Adopt-A-Dog program, presented by PetSmart and supported by Canidae. The program's mission is to give a local hero a hero of their own.

Celly will be a frequent visitor to the Wild offices and will occasionally visit practice at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Celly at most Wild home games during the 2021-2022 season and other appearances throughout the year.


Name: Celly
Sex: Male
Breed: Shepherd/Catahoula/Lab mix
Born: Feb 13, 2021
Birthplace: Somerset, WI
Position: Goalie, because I love to catch!
Favorite toy: Nordy toy, he's my favorite mascot!
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild

About the Adopt-A-Dog Process

The Minnesota Wild adopted Celly from Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from unfortunate situations.

While under our care, Celly will receive basic training from Wild staff for a period of one year preparing him for service training. Wild staff will also socialize Celly by bringing him to Wild games and other public events.

Service Training
In the summer of 2022, the Wild will donate Celly to Soldier's 6, a local non-profit that provides honorably discharged veterans and first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a specially trained K-9. Celly will complete a 4-6 month training and certification in partnership with Minnesota Canine Consulting.

Forever Home
After the service training is complete and Celly has received the proper certification, Soldier's 6 will place Celly with a deserving service member or first responder with PTSD at no cost to the recipient.

Please consider making a donation to Coco's Heart Dog Rescue and Solider's 6. Your donation supports these organizations on their mission to rescue, train and place dogs like ours.