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 an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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