Dear readers, I recently featured a Manchester Terrier for adoption, and I realized that I know very little about the breed. I am featuring our Gemma again, because I would like to point out some of the remarkable attributes of this breed.
Originally from Manchester, England, they are considered a true Terrier. Bred for ratting and rabbit coursing, Manchesters love a good chase and have rock star agility. In Victorian England, they were known as the “Gentleman’s Terrier.”
When I first looked at Gemma’s photo, I thought she was a miniature Doberman Pinscher, because she resembled that breed so much. However, I found out that Herr Louis Dobermann, the creator of Dobermann Pinschers, used Manchester Terriers to create this breed.
Known among terriers as one of the better mannered, the Manchester are wonderful watchdogs and will alert owners of intruders with concerned barking. They enjoy being with people and are devoted to their masters becoming Velcro BFFs.
Not bullies to other dogs, Manchesters will stand their ground and fight when challenged. They also will pursue cats, rabbits, and low-flying birds with determination. It is in their genetic code and owners need to be aware that they are only doing what comes natural.
These dogs are high energy and love to walk, play, and run. They are smart and trainable, but you must be diligent and confident or you will be outwitted. A huge bonus is they live a long time. Their average lifespan is 14 to 16 years.
Take advantage of our adoption special. Come out to meet Gemma and all our lovely pups who are waiting for a forever homes.
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
Genevieve our CAPS Board member and volunteer who spends time training and teaching our dogs manners. 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: Chip Your Pet Month.
• 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!
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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.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Email email@example.com.
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