The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation are teaming up to raise money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Starting Nov. 21, the 2019 Caps Canine Calendar will be available for sale online, at the Team Store and merchandise stands at Capital One Arena and at the Team Store at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
This 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. There are a limited number of 2019 Caps Canine Calendars available and each will cost $20 with all proceeds benefiting Homeward Trails. MSE Foundation and the Capitals have raised nearly $250,000 for Homeward Trails through the sale of Caps Canine Calendars since 2014.
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/.
Thank you to Virgil Ocampo Photography, who generously donated his photography and photo editing services for this project.