The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation are teaming up to raise money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Starting Nov. 24, the 2018 Caps Canine Calendar will be available for sale online, at the Team Store and merchandise stands at Capital One Arena during Caps home games and at the Team Store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
This calendar features photos of Capitals players Jay Beagle, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin with their dogs and Nicklas Backstrom, Madison Bowey, Alex Chiasson, Christian Djoos, Tyler Graovac, Philipp Grubauer, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Aaron Ness, Dmitry Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jakub Vrana, and Tom Wilson with dogs from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. There are a limited number of 2018 Caps Canine Calendars available and each will cost $20 with all proceeds benefiting Homeward Trails. MSE Foundation and the Capitals have raised nearly $282,000 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/.