Make it chocolate with a kiss

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. I was greeted by Watson with a big Lab kiss. There is nothing in the world like a loving chocolate Lab. Watson’s dad also gave me a big kiss and some flowers. Gosh, how lucky can a girl be?

It was a beautiful day, and it seemed like the best time to visit CAPS. Even though Watson is a graduate, he still loves to be babied by Teresa and the volunteers. After our daily trip to the dog park, we headed out to CAPS. I am always humbled by the dedication of all the volunteers who work at CAPS.

CAPS is a happy place where animals feel safe and loved. When we arrived everything was mellow, and the warmth of the day seemed to augment the comfort of the animals. Everyone in the office came out to see Watson and of course gave him a treat. He was appreciative and full of kisses.

I find it so amazing that CAPS actively searches for animals to rescue and then maintains them for their natural life. Even if an animal is a senior and has been dumped at the pound, the CAPS staff find a place for them if they can. How wonderful is that? Kudos to the CAPS staff and eager volunteers who give their time, money and love to ensure CAPS remains a no-kill animal shelter.

Remember your New Year’s resolutions? You were going to walk every day, exercise and volunteer. It’s not too late to get all of those into one commitment. At CAPS you will be greeted by a frisky and willing walk partner who won’t comment on your sweats, messy hair, or lack of makeup. Sounds like the perfect date, doesn’t it?

Well, make it happen at CAPS. The hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I hope to see you there sometime and hope you find the walking partner of your dreams.

Who’s new at the CAPS zoo?

It’s always interesting to visit CAPS and see new dogs and cats looking for homes. On my last visit to CAPS, I realized that unless people go out to CAPS there is no way they would know the special personalities of new animals. I would like to introduce you to some of the guests. Each week I will feature a dog or cat who is a CAPS personality.

This week’s pet personality is a big boy. Dozer, is a black pit bull with a heart of gold. This guy is a real gentleman and knows not to jump on anyone. He is like a big marshmallow sweetie. He craves a few kind words and is looking for a buddy he can count on. Dozer was left at CAPS after his owner was transferred to another area. Come out and meet Dozer so that he can bulldoze his way into your heart.

CAPS News and Events:

CAPS will be at Walmart on March 14 with our Kissin’ Booth and darling Ki. St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and kissing Ki will give you the luck of the Irish. Come by and get a kiss from Ki.

CAPS also has new designs of hoodies, shirts and other items for you or your honey.

Flower Tree Nursery is raffling a 15-gallon Prairie-Fire crab apple tree. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. Be sure to get your tickets soon. The drawing date will be announced later, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win.

Be sure to mark Saturday, May 9, on your calendars for our annual Bark in the Park 5K walk/run. Bark in the Park will be held at the fairgrounds. Watch this article for further information.

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89406. Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likable.

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