Breaking News
More () »

Washington Capitals host Caps Canine Night

The team's service dog in training, Biscuit, will also participate in a ceremonial puck drop.

WASHINGTON — Looking for a doggone good time? Well you are in for a treat.

Cap off the warm weather with a cool evening with the Washington Capitals as they host their second Caps Canines Night on Thursday, Feb. 23. Just like the name suggests there will be, you guessed it, dogs.

The event is pawsented by PEDIGREE Foundation and the game will feature programming and entertainment to shine a spotlight on the importance of dog adoption and the benefits four-legged friends bring to people’s lives. Capitals players will be gliding into the Capital One Arena with puppies available for adoption through Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.

Capitals service dog in training Biscuit will also participate in a ceremonial puck drop.

Local service dogs and their veterans will also be featured, with a "Salute to the Troops" highlighting the Caps former service dog in training, Captain and his veteran, retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Mark Gwathmey. Fans will also be able to tune-in to a “Puppy Love” dating show on the jumbotron featuring the adoptable puppies.  

The Capitals plan to unleash all of these things and more for as they host the Anaheim Ducks at Capital One Arena. This game also holds the possibility of seeing Alex Ovechkin back on the ice. He missed four games over the past week to fly to Moscow after the passing of his father, Mikhail. He appeared on the ice, practicing, for the first time since on Wednesday.

Click here for a ticket that includes a special off-fur of an exclusive Biscuit plushie, a dog biscuit, and a donation to American's VetDogs.

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.
Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.

Before You Leave, Check This Out