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New York Islanders Daily: Isles Partner With Guide Dog Foundation

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: The New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils drop the opening puck during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 21, 2013 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.The game is the first professional hockey match to be held in the arena that is slated to be the new home for the Islanders at the start of the 2015-2016 season. The Devils defeated the islanders 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: The New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils drop the opening puck during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on September 21, 2013 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.The game is the first professional hockey match to be held in the arena that is slated to be the new home for the Islanders at the start of the 2015-2016 season. The Devils defeated the islanders 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders have partnered with the Guide Dog Foundation to place a dog into the training process to become a guide dog.

Hockey and puppies are up there on my list of best things in this life. Thankfully, the New York Islanders combined the two as they decided to partner up with the Guide Dog Foundation to train a future guide dog.

On a Tuesday in August, it’s usually a very slow news day in the NHL world. It instantly got better when the Islanders announced they will be teaming up with the Guide Dog Foundation to get a dog’s training started.

The process of breeding, raising, training, and placing a guide dog costs over $50,000 but this foundation provides it services as no charge to the person in need. Funding comes from generous donors.

You might remember this foundation by the Islanders annual Pucks and Paws calendar. If you attended the Eyes on Isles Live Podcast this past February this is the foundation we chose to raise money for and that everyone so generously donated to.

For how to donate, visit their website. Now for the fun part, we can take a look at the Islanders dog that they are now trying to name.

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