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Meet Hobey

The Minnesota Wild is pleased to welcome the franchise's second team dog, Hobey. Hobey joins the Wild as part of the team's 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.

Hobey 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 Hobey at most Wild home games during the 2020-2021 season and other appearances throughout the year.

Stats

Name: Hobey
Sex: Male
Breed: Golden Retriever 
Born: Feb 15, 2020
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Position: Forward, the more goals the better!
Favorite toy: Sticks...any hockey stick will do!
Favorite team: Minnesota Wild

About the Adopt-A-Dog Process

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

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

Service Training
In the summer of 2020, the Wild will donate Hobey 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.

Forever Home
After the service training is complete and Hobey has received the proper certification, Soldier's 6 will place Hobey 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.