2016 Capitals Canine Calendar
This year's calendar features photos of Capitals players Karl Alzner, Jay Beagle, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams with their dogs and Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Michael Latta, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Ovechkin, Nate Schmidt and Tom Wilson with dogs from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. There are a limited number of 2016 Caps Canine Calendars available and each will cost $20 with all proceeds benefiting Homeward Trails. MSE Foundation and the Capitals donated nearly $70,000 to Homeward Trails through the sale of its 2014 and 2015 calendars.
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue 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, go to http://www.homewardtrails.org/
Thank you to Virgil Ocampo, who generously donated his photography and photo editing services for this project.