Press Release: NH Coach Adopts Dog at Ballpark

Via a press release from the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees-

(TRENTON, NJ) -  Some dogs "roll over", some can "shake hands" and others "speak", but you can bet that newly adopted "Dee Dee's" favorite trick will be fetching baseballs.   
Pitching coach Tom Signore of the visiting New Hampshire Fisher Cats has adopted "Dee Dee", a year old Yorkshire Terrior, who was featured at ARM & HAMMER Park as the Trenton Thunder and Northstar VETS "Dog of the Day" on Thursday, May 9.  The adoption paperwork with Res-Q-Pets of Trenton was finalized today and "Dee Dee" will be making her first baseball road trip after the game as she rides the team bus back to New Hampshire.  Tom said he's considering re-naming his new puppy "Thunder".  

At all 71 Thunder home games, a different "Dog of the Day" is paraded around the field in front of the crowd and a description of the potential pet is read over the public address system.  Fans are invited to "meet" the dog in person or to pick up a flyer at the NJM Fan Services Center on the concourse.  After the game, the dog's picture is posted on the "Dog of the Day" photo gallery accessed through the team's facebook page.
The NorthStar VETS "Dog of the Day" program, now in its seventh season, has helped hundreds of dogs find homes with Thunder fans and staff members over the years but this is the first time a member of one of the teams has adopted.
 New Hampshire won two of four contests at Trenton's Arm & Hammer Park over the weekend.

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