2020 Caps Canine Calendar Raises $108,588.31 for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

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Through every purchase of the 2020 Caps Canine Calendar, the Washington Capitals have raised $108,588.31 for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Since 2014, the Capitals have raised nearly $540,000 for Homeward Trails through sales of the calendar. Awesome job, Caps fans!

The Capitals were featured in the calendar with their own dogs or dogs available for adoption through Homeward Trails.

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Captain is Mr. Photogenic. The future service dog took part in the annual photo shoot. He had a little paparazzi experience with goaltender Braden Holtby and had the camera all to himself later on.

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Sue Bell, Homeward Trails founder and executive director, said Homeward Trails is “beyond grateful” for the opportunity. “This calendar continues to be our biggest sole source of funding and has saved thousands of lives since we were lucky enough to be the chosen recipient. Our lifesaving grows each year with this support, and we thank the wonderful fans for continuing to buy the calendars each season.”

Forward Nic Dowd’s wife, Paige was the creative director. “We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support by Caps fans towards the dog calendar. We can’t thank you enough for purchasing your calendar and helping us support such a great rescue, Homeward Trails. It was such fun to put together, and we can’t wait to start planning next year’s calendar.”

About Homeward Trails

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland. We find homes for dogs and cats rescued from low-income, rural animal shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them.

Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic Region for dogs and cats from under-resourced shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. In so doing, we seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia of adoptable animals through the rescue and placement of homeless animals; to support proactive spay/neuter practices; to promote positive and ongoing behavioral training, and to educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. Homeward Trails not only facilitates adoptions from local shelters, but also supports a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes.

For more information on Homeward Trails, visit http://www.homewardtrails.org/.

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 comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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