It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays. Monday was the annual “Caps Canine Calendar” photoshoot at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. This year’s annual shoot included the latest superstar at MedStar, none other than “Captain”, the Capitals new service-dog-in-training. NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was on hand for the shoot, and captured a few images from the day. (Please give Joe a follow on Instagram here or visit his website here)
A limited number of 2020 Caps Canine Calendars will be available for $20 beginning Nov. 27 when the Capitals host the Florida Panthers. Calendars will be available for purchase at the team stores at Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex. They will be available at team store stands throughout the arena and online. All calendars include a special offer from Olde Towne Pet Resort, an official pawtner of the Capitals Canines club.
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Homeward Trails is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic region for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia of adoptable animals through the rescue and placement of homeless animals; to support proactive spay/neuter practices; to promote positive and ongoing behavioral training; and to educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. Homeward Trails not only facilitates adoptions from local shelters, but also supports a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes. For more information on Homeward Trails, visit http://www.homewardtrails.org/.
We begin this post with few photos of the Capitals latest acquisition, “Captain”, the Capitals new service-dog-in-training.