The Washington Capitals celebrated Caps Canines Night on February 23 at Capital One Arena, to raise awareness about the importance of adopting dogs from rescue organizations. On that night, “Caps Pup” Biscuit conducted the ceremonial puck drop. On Wednesday, the Capitals faithful had one last chance to tell Biscuit “Good Boy”.
The Capitals announced that Biscuit, a chocolate labrador retriever who has been in training with America’s VetDogs to be a service companion for a former or active duty First Responder or Military Veteran, would be attending his final home game as the Caps hosted the New York Islanders.
.@CapsPup will be with us for a little longer before being assigned to his fur-ever friend, but tonight we say farewell for his last home game!
Thanks for all the pregame love and pets, Bisky!#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/yBFa5sZSMi
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 30, 2023
Biscuit is the second service dog-in training to serve as the Capitals’ team dog, succeeding Captain, who also attended Caps Canine Night with veteran Mark Gwathmey, with whom he was paired after undergoing training through America’s VetDogs, which provides service dogs to first responders and military veterans with disabilities. Biscuit joined the Capitals in 2021.
Our little Biscuit is all grown up 🐾
Best wishes @CapsPup ! pic.twitter.com/wTbgxvELTA
— Slapshot (@Caps_Slapshot) March 30, 2023
Biscuit, who like Captain has become a fan and team favorite, will be with the team a bit longer before he is matched with his forever person.
To learn more about America’s VetDogs, click HERE
Joe Noyes Photography
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Good luck Biscuit!