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Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin poses with Toby, a retriever mix rescued from Thailand, and Chewy, a labrador mix, both from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in the 2017 Capitals Canine Calendar. (Image: Taylor Winnik/ Washington Capitals)

Bring the Caps into your home with the 2017 Caps Canine Calendar

It's no secret that here at DC Refined we love, love, love pets! And we really love anything that helps adoptable animals find their forever homes! Oh, and we don't mind photos of handsome men with really cute dogs either. So when we find something that combines all three of these loves... WE.ARE.ECSTATIC!

Enter the 2017 Caps Canine Calendar. For the fourth year, Caps players turned out for a photoshoot with pups from the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. This year’s calendar features photos of Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Lars Eller, Marcus Johansson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, T.J. Oshie, Alexander Ovechkin, Nate Schmidt, Tom Wilson and Daniel Winnik. The photo shoots took place at several historic locations throughout Washington, D.C. including the U.S. Supreme Court building, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the D.C. War Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol Building.

The Capitals have raised more than $100,000 for Homeward Trails through calendar sales since 2014.

The calendars are available for $20 at the team stores at Verizon Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex and on WashingtonCaps.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization providing pet adoption in the DMV. Catch a few of the calendar's furry stars on GMW here.

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