Celebrating Penguin 

Many people have found themselves celebrating birthdays during this pandemic. Pandemic birthdays have a fun and outside-of-the-box celebration style making memories that will last a lifetime. Penguin celebrated a milestone birthday during the pandemic, he turned 1! Although it wasn’t the party that we had initially hoped for, it was a fun-filled virtual celebration of the first year of one very special puppy! Penguin was able to celebrate with all of his fans, followers, KDKA team, puppy friends and family.

Penguin has grown and has learned so much over the past 12 months. He knows all 30 puppy commands, has great manners in public and can hold a sit for as long as you need! He still loves playing chase with his volunteer puppy friends, cuddling with his puppy raisers and giving kisses. If you need to smile or laugh, Penguin has you covered!

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Penguin’s Highlight Reel

It has been a great year for Penguin! Like the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguin has a highlight reel of his own.

  • He traveled from California to Pittsburgh and has appeared with his KDKA family on PTL over 54 times.
  • He has had a private tour of PPG Paints Arena from Pittsburgh Penguin’s mascot Iceburgh followed by a hockey game.
  • He has visited a house made of ice.
  • He has done a morning show in front of a live studio audience and made five costume changes for a Halloween on-air special.
  • Participated in an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
  • He made hundreds of new friends and  put a smile on thousands of people’s faces.

We can’t wait to see what else Penguin accomplishes in the next year in his journey in becoming a life-changing assistance dog. Happy birthday Penguin!

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