Buffalo Sabres have a new team pup, Nikki

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres have a new four-legged friend. Nikki is the new team pup. She’s a rescue from the SPCA through the “Pawsitive for Heroes Program.”

The eight-month-old golden retriever is being trained to become a service dog for a veteran in need. For now, fans will see her cheering on the team at games.

According to her team bio, she loves sitting in laps and belly rubs.