The 2023 Caps Canine Calendar is 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 Connor Brown, John Carlson, Lars Eller, Garnet Hathaway, Nick Jensen, Darcy Kuemper, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Charlie Lindgren, Anthony Mantha, Connor McMichael, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, Conor Sheary and Dylan Strome with their dogs; Nic Dowd, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Tom Wilson with their dogs and dogs from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue; and Nicklas Backstrom, Martin Fehervary, Erik Gustafsson, Carl Hagelin, Matt Irwin, Lucas Johansen, Marcus Johansson, Dmitry Orlov, Aliaksei Protas and Joe Snively with dogs from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue. Biscuit, the Capitals team service dog in training is also featured in the calendar. There are a limited number of 2023 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 donated nearly $600,000 to 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 12,000 homeless pets in need.
Thank you to Virgil Ocampo Photography, who generously donated his photography and photo editing services for this project, and to Paige Dowd, Taylor Wilson and Annie van Riemsdyk, who served as art directors for the calendar.