CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia originally said an unofficial mascot would not be allowed on the field for Saturday’s football game against Old Dominion.

That has now been reversed, and there has even been a “personal invite” issued by UVA’s official service-dog-in-training.

The puppy named Hudson is an unofficial mascot for ODU. He is in training to be a service dog for a disabled veteran, first responder or law enforcement officer.

The puppy is being cared for by the family of the head coach at ODU.

Under UVA policy, since Hudson is not an official mascot, he would not be allowed on the field, even though UVA’s puppy, Champ, is regularly seen at soccer games.

On Friday, it was announced that Hudson would be allowed on the field.

Champ also tweeted at Hudson, asking if he wanted to come to a play date.