The 2022 Capitals Canine Calendar is available for sale online, at the Team Stores at Capital One Arena and MedStar Capitals Iceplex. This calendar features photos of Capitals players John Carlson, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Garnet Hathaway, Nick Jensen, Anthony Mantha, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, Conor Sheary, Justin Schultz, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Tom Wilson with their dogs; Dennis Cholowski, Martin Fehervary, Carl Hagelin, Matt Irwin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Hendrix Lapierre, Connor McMichael, Dmitry Orlov, Ilya Samsonov, Daniel Sprong and Vitek Vanecek with dogs from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue; and Nicklas Backstrom with Biscuit, the Capitals team service dog in training. There are a limited number of 2022 Caps Canine Calendars available and each will cost $20 with proceeds benefiting Wolf Trap Animal Rescue and MSE Foundation. MSE Foundation and the Capitals have raised nearly $570,000 for local animal shelters through the sale of Caps Canine Calendars since 2012.
Founded in 2015, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the primary mission to operate a life-saving animal rescue transport and adoption program. These transports operate weekly, where hundreds of homeless puppies and kittens are relocated from Mississippi to awaiting foster homes in Northern Virginia. Relocating these pets helps to prevent shelters from overcrowding and unnecessary euthanasia—providing the only hope for these pets to find a home. Once transported into WTAR’s foster program in Northern Virginia, rescued pets are provided all the necessary veterinary care and training they need until they find their perfect forever home through WTAR’s adoption program. Since 2015, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue has rescued and adopted nearly 10,000 homeless pets in need. To learn more about Wolf Trap Animal Rescue and view adoptable pets, please visit wtarescue.com and follow WTAR on Instagram.
Thank you to Virgil Ocampo Photography, who generously donated his photography and photo editing services for this project, and to Paige Dowd, Taylor Pischke (Tom Wilson) and Annie van Riemsdyk, who served as art directors for the calendar.