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TODAY’s Puppy with a Purpose Gets a Name

TODAY has a new workers member: a 10-week-old yellow Labrador Retriever who’s making his means into the hearts of everybody watching the information program.

This “puppy with a purpose” is being educated as a information canine, due to a partnership with TODAY anchors and workers, canine handler Saxon Eastman and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

The coaching will take 16 months, and if profitable, the yellow Lab shall be adopted out – totally free – to a visually impaired or blind particular person.



Since the pet didn’t come with a identify, TODAY requested viewers to vote for one. According to TODAY, “Guiding Eyes for the Blind follows a specific naming convention for all puppies in which each litter is given a sequential letter of the alphabet and the puppies from that litter receive names starting with that letter. The TODAY puppy is from the W314 litter, which means he’s from the third Guiding Eyes for the Blind class to move through the alphabet to the letter ‘W’ in 2014.”  

The decisions have been Wrangler, Waldo, Wes and William. Watch the video under for the voting outcomes.

I believe he’s going to love his new identify. If you’re excited about seeing extra of Wrangler, observe him on Twitter at @WranglerTODAY.

To be taught extra about nonprofit group Guiding Eyes for the Blind, go to their web site.

All movies from NBCNews.

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