Bittersweet, Biscuit: Caps Pup Biscuit Attends His Final Home Game Ahead of Being Paired With Veteran Or First Responder

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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.

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.

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

More Caps Pup Reading:
A Paw-fect Day: Caps Pup Visits America’s VetDogs In New York
Meet Biscuit: Capitals Welcome Service Dog In-Training Through America’s VetDogs
Friends Fur-Ever: Images From 2023 Caps Canine Calendar Photoshoot
Puppy Love: Sights & Sounds From 2022 Caps Canine Calendar Photoshoot
Welcome Back! Captain and Retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Mark Gwathmey Attend Monday’s Capitals Game
Pup-date! Captain Receives Official America’s VetDogs Service Dog Vest

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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3 Responses to Bittersweet, Biscuit: Caps Pup Biscuit Attends His Final Home Game Ahead of Being Paired With Veteran Or First Responder

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Biscuit!

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