The Labrador Christmas Angel |

The Labrador Christmas Angel

By Kathleen Williams-Miller

Remy a beautiful one-year-old Lab/heeler mix is a sweet active girl. She loves cuddling and getting attention. Remy is looking for a home with someone who will appreciate her. Would you like to spend the New Year with an adoring girl? Come meet Remy.

We have two adorable puppies that are super sweet and available for fostering.

Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal. Call 775-7500 for details.

If you look at our Christmas tree with its many beautiful ornaments, the top commands your attention, because the angel that tops the tree is a Yellow Labrador. Yes, our angel is a Lab dressed in appropriate angel attire, wings, and a halo.

The angel has adorned our Christmas tree for over 20 years. The angel came to our tree when we first got a puppy just before Christmas. We called our puppy Baby, because she was such a tiny little puppy. We soon realized that she was no angel; in fact, she was a terror to the tree. Puppies are so curious they cannot help but plow into everything.

Soon our Christmas tree had no ornaments lower than two feet and no presents under it. Presents we discovered were excellent puppy toys. As Baby grew older, we were able to move some of the ornaments down; however, she always knew which gift was hers and if any of the gifts were edible. Many evenings you would hear her rummaging around the tree checking out the gifts and ornaments.

Baby lived to be an old girl. She was 16 ½ when she fell asleep and never woke up. Recently, Pope Francis suggested all animals go to heaven. I could not agree with him more; in fact, the angel on my tree reminds me of Baby every Christmas.

Watson has his own ornaments, too as there are several Chocolate Labs dotting the tree. Watson is not the rogue that Baby was but he spends a good deal of time sniffing out the edible gifts. I have not put his special treat under the tree yet, but on Christmas morning, I can assure you he will find it immediately. Our family wishes you the best Christmas ever!

XOXO Watson’s family


Folks who have run out of gift ideas for Christmas. You can make this a Hairy Merry Christmas for our guests by donating to CAPS in someone’s name.

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 to sign up for AmazonSmile program before Christmas the details are below.


To Ridge, a former CAPS guest, for donating toys and treats. Woof, woof to you!

To all the anonymous patrons who have donated money through Facebook. A big pooch smooch to you!

To the wonderful people who have adopted Sophi. Paws applause to you!


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


December Pet Holiday: Christmas Day Dec. 25.

Register in the AmazonSmile program, a website operated by Amazon. Customers enjoy the same selection of products, low prices, and shopping features as on The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by you.

You can donate directly to CAPS on Facebook by just hitting the donate button. You are our guardian angels, and we thank you for your support!


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( 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