Washington Capitals players Dmitry Orlov, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov posed with Labrador mix puppies from Homeward Trails.

They may be tough on the ice, but give them a bunch of animals, and the Washington Capitals melt. The NHL team’s Caps Canine Calendar 2015 features 10 of the players with their own dogs, seven players with dogs from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue — and one player with his cats. The limited-edition calendars go on sale today for $20 each, and all proceeds go to Homeward Trails. Last year’s calendar sales raised nearly $35,000 for the Virginia-based rescue. It will be available for sale on the team’s web site. — Read it at USA Today and find other gifts that give back