Watson here and I thought it was time to give a shout out to all pet dads. Having a pet is a big responsibility, and I happen to know many pet dads who take it very seriously. My dad is a perfect pet dad because he’ll get up in the night to let me out, slip goodies under the table when mom isn’t looking, and lets me lounge on the couch to watch sports with him.
More men live in households with dogs than women do. In fact, seven in 10 men aged 18-44 live with a dog compared to just six in 10 of their female counterparts. The majority of Americans own a pet with half of them owning a dog. Dogs are the nation’s number one furry companion. That gives new meaning to the saying: dogs are man’s best friend.
My friend Wayne is a good pet dad too; he brings Inka, Lily, and Duke to the dog park and makes sure they are entertained. It doesn’t take much to entertain us, because we are just happy to be with the people we love. Luckily, he doesn’t forget snacks.
Here’s an example of my perfect day: I play ball, eat snacks, take walks, eat snacks, watch television, eat snacks, take a nap, and then eat dinner. That is all I need to keep entertained.
Amazingly, Americans spent $95.7 billion in 2019 on their pets. There are actually four categories: buying live animals, pet food and treats, over-the-counter medicine, and veterinary care/product sales. The majority of the money was spent on food and snacks, costing $36.9 billion.
The second highest expenditure was veterinary care costing $29.3 billion. Routine vet care and surgical procedures were the most costly for pet owners. However, scientific research from the Human Bond Research Institute shows that investing in your pet’s health is an investment in yourself, because owning a pet reduces feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
So, to all the pet dads out there, Happy Father’s Day and thanks for the treats!
IN NEED OF
Items for the CAPS annual garage sale. Call 775-423-7500 to have us pick up items.
Bleach, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and disinfectant.
Aluminum cans. If you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
Folks who need their pets spayed/neutered, SNAPS details are below.
SHOUT OUT TO
Bob for the bag of cans. All tails are wagging for you!
John Friedrich for picking up cans and garage sale items. You are pawsitively great!
COME SEE US
CAPS is open, by appointment only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.
June Pet Holiday: BFF Fathers Day is June, 21.
SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2019 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or Veterans disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.
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CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.