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Brewers: Hank the dog made the team, coming to Wisconsin

Hank the Dog is now officially a Milwaukee Brewer, the team announced Friday. The pup is set to travel to Wisconsin on Sunday.

Less than one month ago, Hank was a stray dog in Phoenix, Arizona where the Brewers hold training camp. When he walked onto the grounds, he was reserved and pretty dirty. Brewers staff took him to the vet and gave him a few baths and in no time he was running around the practice field.

The Lhasa Apso mix has been permanently adopted by the family of a Milwaukee Brewers executive. Team officials say they have received more than 1,000 other offers from people wanting to adopt Hank. They say the offers have come from fans, players, staff and other partners.

There are so many people who have been part of the ‘Hank story;’ fans, players and coaches, front office staff, media, and all of those in his circle of caregivers,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin. “We’re grateful to have an opportunity to make Hank a permanent member of the Brewers family, but even more important, we’re thrilled that he is going to a great family that will ensure that he is loved and comfortable in his new Wisconsin home.”

Fans can keep up with the latest news on hank and tweet their welcome messages to the ballpark pup using the #ballparkpup hashtag.

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