Slainte to the dogs of Ireland

Courtesy
Capulina (black) and Nacho (white) are five-year-old Terrier/mix. They are looking for a home where they can be together, because they share a special bond. Capulina is a happy little fellow with an adorable under bite. Nacho is lively and lets everyone know what is happening. They get along well with other small dogs and love to go on walks. Come out and meet this dynamic duo.

Courtesy Capulina (black) and Nacho (white) are five-year-old Terrier/mix. They are looking for a home where they can be together, because they share a special bond. Capulina is a happy little fellow with an adorable under bite. Nacho is lively and lets everyone know what is happening. They get along well with other small dogs and love to go on walks. Come out and meet this dynamic duo.

Watson here, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and happy birthday to me! Yes, I am your very own leprechaun, and I bet you did not even know I am Irish. Well, Ireland is full of surprises, and dogs are one of them. St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but, for sure, he let the dogs in.

Ireland has many dogs, but the Irish Kennel Club only recognizes 10 breeds as purebred Irish dogs. I will introduce you to some of them.

There are four terrier breeds from Ireland, and the only way to tell them apart is the color of their coats. Irish Terriers are completely red, Glen of Imaal Terriers are sandy colored, Kerry Blue Terriers, are gray; and Wheatens, nicknamed “Wheaties,” are golden.

Terriers are family oriented, friendly, and love snacks. Bred to hunt vermin and rats, they make excellent farm dogs. Right now, CAPS has two Terrier/mix dogs for adoption.

Another popular breed is Irish Setters that have two distinct coat colors: pure red and red and white. The pure red has been the most popular breed, and the red and white color almost disappeared. In 1970, interest in the red and white setter sparked a revival of the breed. Irish setters are elegant hunting dogs.

The most majestic of all is the Irish Wolfhound that has become the symbol of Irish resilience.    Prized as guardian dogs, they specialize in hunting wolves and protecting against them. The Wolfhound is a sighthound, which means that they hunt by sight not scent. Their swiftness and large size are excellent for pursuing game. This giant from Ireland has inspired legends, poetry, and mythology.

Slainte (“Cheers” in Gaelic) to Ireland and all of the original dogs from there. I am wishing you the doggone best St. Pat’s Day ever!
XOXO Watson
P.S. Do not forget to wear green.

IN NEED OF
Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. The SNAPS program details are below.

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.

Dry cat food and Friskies wet. Dry dog food and Pedigree wet food. Our current supplier of donated food is no longer distributing food to shelters. We need help to maintain our guests.

Bleach and cleaning supplies.
 
SHOUT OUT TO

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation & Tractor Supply Company for awarding CAPS a $5,000 grant. CAPS received this grant because we are a well run shelter. All tails are wagging for you!

Folk who have made donations using Facebook and Pay Pal. Happy Tails to You!


COME SEE US

CAPS is now open, by appointment only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.

DON’T FORGET
March Pet Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. Luck of the Irish to all pets!

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, 2020 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.

CONTACT CAPS 
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. 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 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 at jkwmil@outlook.com.

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