Capitals To Sponsor A Second Caps Pup In 2020

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Captain, the Washington Capitals team dog and future service dog has become a fan favorite since joining the organization over two months ago. With the new year around the corner, Captain will be getting another furry best friend.

In an NBC Sports Washington clip on Monday, Captain’s handler, Deana Stone, teased that Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner Ted Leonsis and his wife, Lynn, are sponsoring and raising a second puppy in 2020.

You can watch the clip here.

Being a part of America’s VetDogs program, an important quality of Captain is his 16-month training to become a service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities. Once Captain’s basic training is finished with the team, he will go back to America’s VetDogs, a non-profit organization based in Smithtown, New York, for a few months of final preparations before becoming an official service dog.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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5 Responses to Capitals To Sponsor A Second Caps Pup In 2020

  1. Anonymous says:

    We need six more! One in Hershey, one in SC, etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Name ideas? “Nick”?

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