This year’s Bark in the Park was awesome |

This year’s Bark in the Park was awesome

Watson here and I had a great time at Bark in the Park. I’m glad it didn’t rain because it’s hard to walk fast in the mud. Actually, I didn’t have to worry about walking really fast because my mom and dad weren’t balls of fire. Oh well, I got my medal and lots of treats.

Thanks to all came out with their BFFs (best furry friends) for the 5K walk/run and the festivities that followed. I am especially grateful for the furry friends who accompanied them. I got to see lots of my buddies from the dog park and even former CAPS guests.

A huge thank you also goes out to all vendors and booths that came out to support our event. I had so much fun going on the agility course. I wasn’t too keen on the tunnel, but going over the fences was cool. Mom insisted that I get a pet-a-cure, and I actually liked having my nails done. Don’t tell my mom or, the next thing you know, I’ll be getting nail polish.

I also got my photo taken by Kim Lamb, so I’ll be in the 2018 Happy Endings Calendar; be sure to order one. The dog contest was pretty cool too, but I couldn’t believe how fast some dogs can gobble down a hot dog. No, I didn’t win; I’m not bitter or anything like that because I did get a free hot dog.

We wandered around all of the booths, and everyone was so nice to me. I got lots of loving and

attention. In fact, it was the best time I’ve had in forever. Thanks to everyone who made this pup’s dream come true. I have a happy home thanks to CAPS.

XOXO, Watson


Rufus is a 2-year-old butterscotch tabby who is one mellow guy. His owners abandoned him, but fortunately the neighbors brought him to CAPS. Rufus gets along with everyone, dogs included. He just loves to snuggle and talk. Come out and chat with him; he’ll tell you a story.


Volunteers to walk dogs or play with cats. We have enthusiastic dogs and cats just waiting to meet you. Call Rita at 775-423-7500 for details.

Aluminum cans, which we recycle to augment our shelter funds. We are unable to pick up cans because of trailer problems, but please continue to save them.


Steve Ranson and the Lahontan Valley News for advertising Bark in the Park. Thank you for giving CAPS a voice in the community. We especially appreciate you coming out to see the 5K walk/run. A Four Paws Salute to you!

The folks who have donated to our puppy fund. Our puppies are getting bigger and will soon be able to find their forever homes. Thank you for your help!

Our dedicated board of directors who spent endless hours organizing and planning Bark in the Park. Wags and Kisses to you!


CAPS will be at Walmart on May 20 with our Kissin’ Booth and an eager smooching pooch. Come by to get your smooch. We will also have caps, short-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, so please check them out after you have been smooched.


May Pet Holidays:

Be Kind to Animals Week

Flower Tree Nursery will be raffling a 20-gallon tree of your choice on June 15, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.

Fallon Animal Welfare Group (FWAG) will be having their annual yard and plant sale on today and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Road. Storage, unit #51.


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 really likable. CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.