PHOTOS: DC athletes pose with furry friends for Humane Rescue Alliance

WASHINGTON — D.C. sports fans and avid animal lovers unite: A new book from the Humane Rescue Alliance features glossy photos of star athletes and some cuddly teammates.

Dogs, Cats, Sports,” released Monday, includes photos of local athletes and sports media personalities with their pets and, sometimes, animals that can be adopted from the Humane Rescue Alliance.

“The intersection between our love of sports and the joy of pet ownership is a wonderful place, evident in the photographs contained in this book,” said the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, in the book’s forward.

All proceeds from the book will go to the Humane Rescue Alliance. Find the book here.

Check out some of the photos from the book below, featuring the Scherzers, the Wizards’ Bradley Beal and John Wall, the Capitals’ John Carlson and the Mystics’ Natasha Cloud.

The Nats' Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, are featured in the Humane Rescue Alliance's new book, "Dogs, Cats, Sports." (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Nats’ Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, are featured in the Humane Rescue Alliance’s new book, “Dogs, Cats, Sports.” (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Wizards' Bradley Beal poses with a cuddly teammate. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Wizards’ Bradley Beal poses with a cuddly teammate. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here's the Wizards' John Wall with some furry friends. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here’s the Wizards’ John Wall with some furry friends. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Mystics' Natasha Cloud with two tiny kittens. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Mystics’ Natasha Cloud with two tiny kittens. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
All proceeds from the book will go to the Humane Rescue Alliance. Find the book here. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
All proceeds from the book will go to the Humane Rescue Alliance. Find the book here. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here's the Capitals' John Carlson. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here’s the Capitals’ John Carlson. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
And here's the Skins' Ryan Kerrigan. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
And here’s the Skins’ Ryan Kerrigan. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
According to the Humane Rescue Alliance, NBC Sports Washington provided funding for “Dogs, Cats, Sports.” (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
According to the Humane Rescue Alliance, NBC Sports Washington provided funding for “Dogs, Cats, Sports.” (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
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The Nats' Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, are featured in the Humane Rescue Alliance's new book, "Dogs, Cats, Sports." (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Wizards' Bradley Beal poses with a cuddly teammate. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here's the Wizards' John Wall with some furry friends. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
The Mystics' Natasha Cloud with two tiny kittens. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
All proceeds from the book will go to the Humane Rescue Alliance. Find the book here. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
Here's the Capitals' John Carlson. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
And here's the Skins' Ryan Kerrigan. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)
According to the Humane Rescue Alliance, NBC Sports Washington provided funding for “Dogs, Cats, Sports.” (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)


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