NHL players’ dogs had the best week ever: building snowpeople, fighting vacuum cleaners, and getting extra good cuddles
Here you go, world. Here. You. Go.
Here you go, world. Here. You. Go.
Dear Washington Capitals,
Hi, how are you. We think that we should get a dog. By we we mean you. We think you should get a dog.
Everyone else has a dog, and we think it would be good if we had a dog too. Whole bunches of sports teams have rescue dogs now that they trot out to make people happy, plus they take good care of them and then find happy homes for them, and that sounds like something the Caps could absolutely get down with.
If you want us to help with the dog, we will. The dog can sleep in my bed if it wants, I don’t even care.
Please allow me to elaborate.
There’s a new trend in the NHL. A year after the Winnipeg Jets hired a new security puppy, five different NHL teams have brought in adorable pups of their own this season. It’s almost as if the NHL is realizing puppies + hockey players = viral content.
This season, the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders are all training their own puppies to do better deeds in life. These cute dogs will go on to become service dogs, ranging from seeing-eye dogs to dogs that help with motor impairments and Autism.
There really is not much is better than a dog with a job, so let’s acquaint ourselves with these five new fantastic hockey doggos.
Tom Wilson spoke with the Washington Post recently as part of their DC Dream Day series.
The top line winger’s ideal day in the District included some time with a potential foster puppy.
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If you need a momentary distraction, here’s a bunch of Washington Capitals players holding puppies. ❤️
About a year after the Winnipeg Jets hired a new security puppy, the New York Rangers are following suit and bringing in an adorable pup of their own.
The Rangers have started training a puppy, appropriately named Ranger, who will soon become a professional autism service dog. Ranger will be with the organization for a year while he learns the ins and the outs of his new profession.
Not much is better than a dog with a job.
Friday was #NationalPuppyDay and the Hershey Bears celebrated the holiday the best way possible.
The Bears posted a video of its players holding, hugging, and kissing tiny puppies from Susquehana Service Dogs.
“We had the BEST DAY EVER with our friends from @SSDOGS,” the Bears wrote on Twitter.
Here are my 11 favorite stills.
The Los Angeles Kings dedicated their Saturday afternoon game to celebrate some really good doggos. Entitled Stick Up For Animals Day, the players were all invited to honor and celebrate their favorite family member.
Wednesday morning, news surfaced via the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation that one of the stars of the Capitals canine calendar, Piccolo, was adopted by two Caps fans through Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.
In late October, Piccolo, a stunning white Pitt Bull mix with brown spots, posed for a photo with Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov. But months earlier, Piccolo, hungry and sick, was abandoned by his owners in Texas as Hurricane Harvey struck. Picked up by a Florida rescue searching for deserted animals, Piccolo would have to survive another hurricane before arriving in the Washington DC area and finding his forever home.
Sunday night, the San Jose Barracuda, the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, hosted, what I would consider, a Very Special event. The Barracuda held their inaugural Pucks and Paws night against their geographical rival, the San Diego Gulls. Similar to baseball’s Pups in the Park evenings, attendees could bring their best friend to the game.
What made this event even more incredible, however, were the unique dog inspired jerseys worn by the Barracuda and the team’s bobblehead giveaway.
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