Monumental Sports & Entertainment, America’s VetDogs To Welcome Second Service Dog In Training, “Scout” On Thursday

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Nearly four months ago, the Washington Capitals in partnership with America’s VetDogs welcomed Captain, the “team dog” and service dog in training. Players, staff, and fans have fallen in love with the Labrador Retriever. On Thursday, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and America’s VetDogs will announce a second service dog in training named “Scout” to the Capitals family.

It was teased in mid-December that the organization would be sponsoring another Caps Pup in the new year. Monumental Sports & Entertainment are working in tandem with America’s VetDogs to raise a puppy as a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities.

A full photo of Scout will not be released until his official debut on Thursday.

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In a press release, MSE Chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis, and his wife Lynn, were “inspired by Captain’s journey” to the nation’s capital. “As a result, the two committed to donate $50,000 to sponsor the cost of raising a second dog through America’s VetDogs.”

Like Captain, Scout will most likely undergo basic training with the Capitals before going back to the non-profit organization in Smithtown, New York, for a few months of final preparations before graduating. Scout would be matched at no cost with a veteran or first responder with disabilities to provide companionship, enhanced mobility, and renewed independence.

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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