STAMFORD, CONN. — Canidae and the Seattle Kraken announced the NHL team’s first official dog on Jan. 18. Davy Jones, a four-month-old husky mix, is part of a partnership between Canidae, the NHL and Oak View Group’s Arena Alliance.
Adopted from Dog Gone Seattle, an animal rescue organization, Davy will act as a community ambassador for the Seattle Kraken at its Climate Pledge Arena and will begin training as an Accredited Therapy Dog.
“We're excited to welcome Davy Jones into the Seattle Kraken family, and proud to partner with Canidae to bring him on board," said Dave Hakstol, head coach of the Seattle Kraken. “He's a solid addition to the locker room and our community and we can't wait for everyone to get to know him.”
Davy will be stationed at the Climate Pledge Arena, the first zero-carbon arena in the world. The arena practices water conservation, eliminates fossil fuels from all its operations, and obtains all its food and beverages from local sources.
“We've always known that the NHL and their teams shared Canidae's passion for sustainability and goodness, on top of an enduring love of dogs,” said Dana Paris, chief marketing officer of Canidae. “So it was clear that a partnership with the Kraken, as well as Climate Pledge Arena, would align perfectly with our goal to spread Goodness across multiple avenues.”
The partnership, announced December 2021, between Canidae and the NHL is another step toward the pet food company’s cycle of goodness. As well as producing sustainable, nutrient-dense foods for dogs and cats, the company works with regenerative farmers to decrease its energy use and emissions. By training Davy as a therapy dog, the company is determined to promote the goodness pets can do for people and the planet.
Davy made his first official appearance at the Seattle Kraken’s Jan. 17 game.
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