It’s not just politics that making headlines at the nation’s capital.
D.C. based group People Animals Love (PAL) organization took 12 dogs for National Guard troops remaining in Washington for a surprise visit.
National Guard members mingled and pet the canine companions in the lobby of the Hamilton hotel.
The dogs, which were positioned at various spots throughout the building, seemed eager to mix with the soldiers.
This comes days after the U.S. Department of Defense announced it would slowly work its way to 5,000 thousand troops until March.