The Minnesota Wild is pleased to welcome the franchise's first-ever team dog, Breezer. Breezer joins the Wild as part of the team's new Adopt-A-Dog program, presented by our Supporting Paw-tner, PetSmart. The program's mission is to give a local hero a hero of their own.
Breezer 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 Breezer at most Wild home games during the 2019-2020 season and other appearances throughout the year.
Name: Breezer (a Minnesota slang term for hockey pants)
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Born: March 11, 2019
Birthplace: Joplin, MO
Position: All positions, puck is life!
Favorite toy: Water bottles
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild
Check back soon for any upcoming appearances.
The Minnesota Wild adopted Breezer from Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from unfortunate situations.
While under our care, Breezer will receive basic training from Wild staff for a period of one year preparing him for service training. Wild staff will also socialize Breezer by bringing him to Wild games and other public events.
In the summer of 2020, the Wild will donate Breezer 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. Breezer will complete a 4-6 month training and certification in partnership with Minnesota Canine Consulting.
After the service training is complete and Breezer has received the proper certification, Soldier's 6 will place Breezer 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.