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Hockey pup! Chocolate lab Biscuit is Capitals' new service dog in training

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The Washington Capitals announced it partnered again with America's VetDogs, to train future service dog ‘Biscuit.’{ } (Washington Capitals)

ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) – The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that the organization has partnered again with America's VetDogs, to train future service dog "Biscuit."

According to the Capitals, Biscuit made his debut with the Capitals on Sept. 22.

Biscuit, a 9-week-old male chocolate Labrador, will undergo basic training and socialization with the Capitals staff, players and public for the next 14-16 months, stated by the Capitals.

America's VetDogs is a New York based non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities.

“Following Captain’s successful journey and placement with retired Marine Corps veteran Mark Gwathmey, the Capitals organization is excited to once again partner with America’s VetDogs to begin Biscuit’s journey as an integral part of Capitals Canine programming,” said Capitals vice president of marketing Amanda Tischler. “America’s VetDogs has an incredible impact in the military and first-responder community, and we look forward to being a part of Biscuit’s formal training over the next season as he begins to learn how to best serve his future partner.”

“We are thrilled to partner again with the Washington Capitals on co-raising ‘Biscuit’ to become a service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities.” said John Miller, president and CEO, America’s VetDogs, “The ownership, team, staff and fans have all embraced America’s VetDogs’ mission and partnerships like these are vital to the growth and socialization of a future service dog. We saw a wonderful outcome with Captain being placed with his veteran and look forward to seeing Biscuit do the same.”

Fans can follow Biscuit on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on his training and local appearances.

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