Karl Alzner explained recently why he brought his dogs to practice one day.

“Me and John Carlson were taking some pictures to raise awareness for abuse against dogs, mainly for teens,” he said at the time. “So me and Carly brought our dogs in yesterday and we were taking some pictures with them, and I think they’re gonna be put on a few ads here and there.”

Alzner’s ad is above (via RMNB) and here’s John Carlson’s. Only a punk would hurt a cat or dog.

We also posted some adorable photos of Caps players posing with dogs for the 2014 Caps Canine Calendar. Now we have the live-action version, thanks to this video from Monumental. So, here’s more Caps with puppies. So many Caps and puppies.