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Ebelution Heating and Cooling Rush Puppy

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The 2022 Rush Puppy Project is presented by Ebelution Heating and Cooling! Check back to this page all season long to stay up-to-date with the adventures of Dakota, the red lab who is being trained to be a service dog for a South Dakota veteran.

The puppy has been donated through the team’s partnership with South Dakota Service Dogs, a foundation started by Tony Russell, whose mission is to provide service dogs to veterans and first responders in need, eliminating lengthy wait times and high costs often associated with receiving a service animal. Russell, a retired United States Air Force Staff Sergeant, is the veteran who was paired with Rush at the completion of the 2019-20 Rush Puppy project in January of 2021.

Dakota's name was chosen by the fans in a naming contest and poll presented by Canyon Lake Veterinary Hospital. Fans submitted their favorite names via social media and Dakota was selected from among the five finalists. 

DAKOTA'S LATEST ADVENTURES

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Resting while his friends are busy at work.
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Helping out at All-Abilities Skate Day at Main Street Square!
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Waiting to take his next shift on the ice!
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Taking a fetch break during the work day at the office!