Elko is a 2.5-year-old Malinois mix. He is a sweet, affectionate boy who gets excited to see people and loves hugging. Stuffed toys are his joy, but they need to be tough to stand up to his play. Elko is high energy, knows basic commands, and is house trained. He needs exercise and is practicing walking on a leash.
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Dear Reader, I can only imagine Watson in heaven heaving a heavy sigh when he heard the news that French Bulldogs have taken the title as most popular breed. For the past 30 years, Labrador Retrievers have been number one. What a fall to second place!
French Bulldogs, commonly known as Frenchies, are the new “it” breed. They only weigh about 20 pounds and are the perfect size for carry-on luggage. Because of their size, they are also ideal for the homebound.
Enhancing their popularity is the fact they don’t need much exercise and can be potty trained to go on pee pads, in litter boxes, and on turf grass that can fit in an apartment or on a balcony. This eliminates the problem of getting access to the outdoors.
Frenchies became a status symbol because they are exorbitantly expensive, and they can cost up to $5,000. Part of the reason for the high price tag is that the puppies’ heads are so large that they require delivery via C-section, which is an expensive procedure.
They are the direct result of breeding for appearance. Their expressive faces with large ears and eyes make it seem like they are paying attention to us. They smile and their grumblings mimic human speech.
Frenchies are members of the brachychephalic breed, which are dogs with flat faces. There are three types of bulldogs: English, American, and French and all belong to this breed. Overheating and respiratory problems are common. It is important to monitor bulldogs to avoid overheating and overexcitement.
The Frenchies have quickly gained popularity because of their cost and appearance. Most importantly, they are the number one of all French dog imports. Viva la Frenchie!
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have three adorable puppies, one four-month female and two males, six and eight months. All our babies need foster homes, and we need volunteers to become fosters.
IN NEED OF
• Garage sale items for our spring sale. We need gently used appliances, furniture, treadmills, and miscellaneous items. We do not need clothing. Call 775-423-7500 to have your items picked up.
• Volunteers to foster animals. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
• Aluminum cans. We will pick up your cans; give us a call at 775-423-7500. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
SHOUT OUT TO
All of our staff and volunteers who have braved the snow, ice, wind, and cold walking our guests! You are pawsatively wonderful!
COME SEE US
• CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We suggest appointments for adoptions and food pantry.
• April 28 and 29 at The Oasis Church for the spring garage sale.
• Coming soon! Bark in the Park is June 3. Mark your calendars.
• March Holiday: Take a Walk in the Park Day is March 30
• You can sponsor an adoption by paying part or full adoption fees.
• Due to rising costs in shelter and veterinary care, we have adjusted our adoption fees. Dog adoptions are $150 for female $125 for male. Cat adoptions are $100 for female $80 for male. All adoptees are healthy, spayed/neutered, chipped, and have all necessary shots.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.