Caps Have a New ‘Captain’ – @capspup!

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Posted October 5, 2019

(Caps Outsider)

At today’s Capitals Red Carpet event, the Caps introduced a new mascot named Captain, a service dog via America’s VetDogs, a New York based non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities, to train a future service dog. Alex Ovechkin escorted Captain down the Red Carpet.

Captain is a 10-week-old male yellow Labrador. He will undergo basic training and socialization with the Capitals staff, players and public for the next 14-16 months. The Capitals will host Captain in the front office, at community events, practices and select home games to assist in raising Captain to be a confident and calm future service dog.

via the press release:

Following his puppy raising, Captain will return back to the America’s VetDogs campus in Smithtown, NY to begin his formal service dog training. Concluding his training, Captain will be matched at no cost with a veteran or first responder with disabilities. VetDogs’ assistance dog programs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities.

You can follow on social media @capspup.

Read way more about this on D.C. Sports Bog.

Michael Kempny pets Captain.