The Minnesota Wild is pleased to welcome the franchise's fourth team dog, Brooksy. Brooksy 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.
Brooksy 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 Brooksy at most Wild home games during the 2022-2023 season and other appearances throughout the year.
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Born: January 16, 2022
Birthplace: Somerset, WI (Born while in rescue)
Position: Defense, because I love to protect!
Favorite toy: Hockey puck, perfect for chewing!
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild adopted Brooksy from Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from unfortunate situations.
While under our care, Brooksy will receive basic training from Wild staff for a period of one year preparing him for service training. Wild staff will also socialize Brooksy by bringing him to Wild games and other public events.
In the summer of 2023, the Wild will donate Brooksy 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. Brooksy will complete a 4-6 month training and certification in partnership with KLN/NutriSource.
After the service training is complete and Brooksy has received the proper certification, Soldier's 6 will place Brooksy 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.