updated 04/01/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/01/2014 AT 4:15 PM ET
No bones about it: Hank the dog is here to stay – fur-ever!
The unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers, a former stray who wandered into the baseball team’s complex during spring training in Phoenix, Ariz., ruled Opening Day Monday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis.
The adorable rescue pup (believed to be a bichon frisé mix) gave batting practice a try as onlookers snapped photos.
An enthusiastic fan showed off her head-over-heels love for the pooch with some hilarious headgear.