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Ebelution Heating and Cooling Rush Puppy


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. 


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