A limited number of 2019 Caps Canine Calendars are available for $20 at the team store and at merchandise stands throughout Capital One Arena. Caps Canine Calendars also are available online at WashCaps.com/CanineCalendars and at the team store at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
The calendar features photos of Capitals players John Carlson, Brett Connolly, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Chandler Stephenson with their dogs; Nicklas Backstrom, Madison Bowey, Travis Boyd, Pheonix Copley, Christian Djoos, Braden Holtby, Dmitrij Jaskin, Michal Kempny, Jayson Megna, Dmitry Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jakub Vrana, Nathan Walker and Tom Wilson with dogs from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue; and Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov with the Stanley Cup, which is also featured throughout the calendar.
All photography and photo retouching was generously provided by Virgil Ocampo Photography.
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Homeward Trails is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Homeward Trails seeks to find permanent adoptive homes in the Mid-Atlantic region for dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. They 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/.
The Capitals have raised nearly $250,000 for Homeward Trails through sales of the Canine Calendar since 2014.