WeRateDogs Gives Capitals Team Dog, Captain A 14/10

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Every Capitals fan has a soft spot for the team dog and future service dog, Captain. Even some fans from other NHL teams love Caps Pup. Friday evening, Captain officially made his way onto the WeRateDogs Twitter account.

Captain tweeted on Thursday that the only thing he asked Santa was a rating from the popular dog account. WeRateDogs quickly replied a hug would be the “proper assessment”.

The two made a deal to meet on Friday.

Earlier today, Matt Nelson, the creator of WeRateDogs, arrived at Capital One Arena to meet Captain.

The rating finally came and it’s no surprise: 14/10.

Captain thanked Matt and it was just a cuteness overload.

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.

In 2020, the Capitals will be sponsoring a second Caps Pup courtesy of Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner Ted Leonsis and his wife, Lynn.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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