Dear readers, there are many things in our town to be thankful for and one of them is Maggie’s Play House. I recently visited with the owner Shannon Miller and discovered that May 7 marks the 15-year anniversary that Maggie’s Doggie Day Care has been serving the Fallon community.
Maggie’s Play House’s namesake is Shannon’s beloved dog Maggie, who has long since gone over the Rainbow Bridge. A huge portrait of her greets you when you enter the building. You might expect a chorus of out-of-control barking, but surprisingly, there are only a few barks and Shannon quickly quiets them.
At Maggie’s, dogs learn to cooperate and get along with other dogs. Socializing a dog is extremely important, and Shannon stresses discipline and peaceful interactions. It helps with body language, personal space, confidence, aggressive behavior, and fear aggression.
Shannon strives to teach the dogs, to play respectfully and to be comfortable with big or little dogs. One important skill is to bark appropriately. I was amazed that Shannon knows each dog and recognizes his bark. When she says hush, they do.
On any given day, she may have 80-100 dogs and everyone is getting along. There is plenty for the pups to do. There is supervised play all day including pools, climbers, a trampoline, and places for resting. During the winter when the ice froze in the pools, the dogs were ice skating and playing with the ice.
Congratulation to Maggie’s Play House and thank you for making Fallon your home.
May adoption special! We will discount any adoption for an adult dog by $50. Females are normally $150 now only $100. Males once $125 are now $75. All of our animals are healthy, spay/neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have two handsome male puppies six and 10 months old. Check, them out they are cute!
Would you like to foster animals? Puppy and kitten season is rapidly approaching and we need volunteers. Call 775-423-7500 for details
IN NEED OF
• Dog walkers. We need volunteers to walk our dogs and 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
• Rebecca for fostering a litter of eight puppies. Puppy smooches to you!
• Jolene for fostering a litter of 13 puppies. Paws applause to you!
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.
Coming soon! Bark in the Park is June 3. Mark your calendars.
• May Holiday: American Be Kind to Animals Week May 7-13.
• American Car Wash now has a Dog Wash. Simplify your BFF’s bath time by visiting the dog wash. The large tub is easily accessible for big or small dogs, simply put your dog in the tub, close the see-through doors, and deposit your money. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes and just like a car wash, you choose how long you want to shampoo, rinse, apply conditioner, flea wash, and blow dry. It is easy, convenient, and most importantly you control the sprayer. Save your bathroom and the mess next bath time and head down to the American Car Wash/ Dog Wash. It is doggone great!
• If you would like a newsletter, call 775-423-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 likeable.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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