Tail Of Two Cities: Washington Capitals’ Pup And New York Islanders’ Pup Meet For The First Time

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On Friday, the Washington Capitals and Captain traveled up to Long Island for a Saturday matinee against the New York Islanders, which was a crazy 6-4 comeback win for the visiting team. The Caps Pup made a surprise visit to America’s VetDogs’ headquarters in Smithtown yesterday. Today, he met a special friend, who is also a part of America’s VetDogs’ “Puppies with a Purpose” group.

Captain and his trainer, Deana Stone, arrived at Nassau Coliseum and he was very excited to meet Tori, the Islanders’ service dog in training.

Afterward, the two pups headed down to the ice to watch warm-ups. Captain received a puck from center Evgeny Kuznetsov and reunited with forward Brendan Leipsic.

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More wholesome content from Captain’s adventure:

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Captain is undergoing his 16-month training to become a service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities. Once the basic training is finished with the Capitals, the pup will go back to America’s VetDogs for a few months of final preparations before becoming an official service dog.

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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4 Responses to Tail Of Two Cities: Washington Capitals’ Pup And New York Islanders’ Pup Meet For The First Time

  1. Anonymous says:

    Caps Pup is my kryptonite. ❤️

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