2015 Voices

Wrangler's year on TODAY includes celebrity friends and road trips

If things have seemed a whole lot cuter around Studio 1A this year, it may have to do with a certain new furry friend.

However, Wrangler is a lot more than just a cute member of the TODAY family. TODAY's "puppy with a purpose" joined us in January, and our anchors, staff and an experienced dog handler teamed up with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York nonprofit organization, to help train Wrangler to become a guide dog.

We've watched Wrangler grow up, one milestone at a time, in front of our very eyes.To celebrate Wrangler joining the TODAY family this year, take a look back at all of his highlights on the show.

This article is part of "2015 Voices," a special series of essays and interviews with newsmakers behind some of TODAY's biggest moments of the year.

Wrangler joins TODAY

Wrangler joined the TODAY family this January.

Wrangler makes his Super Bowl prediction

In true Jimmy Fallon style, Wrangler (correctly) predicted the 2015 Super Bowl champion.

Wrangler debuts his "puppy jacket"

Wrangler's "puppy jacket" was a big milestone in his progress toward becoming a guide dog.

Meet some of Wrangler's celebrity friends

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Wrangler heads to Boston for his first overnight trip

Wrangler shipped up to Boston in order to learn how to become more adaptable in unfamiliar surroundings by riding public transit, visiting the city's historic sites and working on his skills in a puppy class.

Wrangler gets a baby 'sister,' Jewel

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The TODAY Show's Puppy With a Purpose, Wrangler, got a new little sister this week. Her name is Jewel!

OK, the two aren't actually related. But both Wrangler and Jewel are living with handler Saxon Eastman, and they're both in training with Guiding Eyes for the Blind in the hopes they'll one day become service dogs.

Wrangler on the Road

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Wrangler takes the City of Brotherly Love by storm on his road trip

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To celebrate TODAY's Twitter account hitting 3 million followers, Wrangler hit the road to visit Philadelphia, Dallas and Washington.

Wrangler celebrates first birthday

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Happy birthday, Wrangler! Highlights of the TODAY puppy’s first year

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In honor of Wrangler's birthday, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is launching the Wrangler Scholarship.

Head here to learn more about Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

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