Meet Scout! Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and America’s VetDogs welcomed another service dog in training named “Scout” during tonight’s Capitals game against the Nashville Predators. The official debut will be Thursday morning. NoVa Caps’ photojournalist Joe Noyes was on hand capturing the action this evening. (If you haven’t done so already, please give Joe a follow on Instagram and check out his website here.)
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.”
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.
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.
Photos by Joe Noyes
By Della Young