The dog from Guiding Eyes for the Blind will join his owner, a music director, as his guide dog in California

By Kelli Bender
Updated September 14, 2016 10:03 AM
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Credit: Dan Weesner from Guiding Eyes

There’s a new dog in town at The Today Show set, but Wrangler will always be the first pup of our hearts.

The Guiding Eyes for the Blind Labrador has switched jobs, going from adorable on-air trainee to working guide dog. Wrangler officially graduated from his program on Sept. 10 and we are so proud of this do-gooder.

The pup is currently in Yorktown Heights, New York, working with his owner Bill Stevens, but Wrangler is West coast bound. He’s following Stevens to his home in Santa Clara, California, where he will join his human companion at Santa Clara University.

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Dan Weesner from Guiding Eyes
| Credit: Phil Roccuzzo from PhilRoc Photography

Stevens is part of the school’s music faculty, directing the musicianship/sight-singing program and teaching jazz piano.

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Credit: Phil Roccuzzo from PhilRoc Photography

Before making the big trip, Stevens and Wrangler have been at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s campus in New York cementing their bond and learning how to work together in the real world.

To learn more about Wrangler’s new life and get to know the new TODAY pup, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday.