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Captain Gets Rated

The popular WeRateDogs account personally visited Captain Friday night

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray /

If you love dogs and Twitter, then you've probably heard of the account WeRateDogs. With a following of over eight million on Twitter alone, the account tweets out pictures of different dogs with a rating on a scale that is fluid and typically goes well over the normal 1-10.

When we introduced our team pup Captain to the world back on October 5th, we noticed a a reply that was getting a lot of likes -- it was WeRateDogs! 

Tweet from @dog_rates: hi captain

After that initial social media interaction, we knew Captain must be rated and rated he was on Friday night. 

Matt Nelson, the brain behind the WeRateDogs account stopped by Capital One Arena to give Captain some hugs and licks in order to give him a proper rating assessment, as initially discussed and agreed upon with Captain on Twitter.

Tweet from @dog_rates: for a proper assessment i think i need to give you a hug

Matt brought his mom with him who showed up sporting a custom Capitals jersey with "Captain" on the back.

When 8pm rolled around Captain received his official rating on Twitter and Instagram, getting a 14/10. (Personally we think he could have gotten a 1000/10 but we are also bias.)

Tweet from @dog_rates: This is Captain, the hockey pup for the @Capitals. When he���s done on the ice he���ll be a service dog for a veteran or first responder. 14/10 an honor to pet

As the best boy he is, Captain promptly quote tweeted his rating and gave a speech thanking his most loyal supporters.

Captain is the first NHL official team dog to be rated by the account because look at this face!!

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