Our Pet Column

Published weekly and read widely in The Watch, Telluride Daily Planet and Telluride Inside…and Out as well as this website the Pet Column offers insights from the Second Chance’s pet of the week on a variety of topics.

Dear Pets

Dear Pet Column, I know this column is typically read by pet parents but I am hoping you will share the attached to a different audience – my pets…

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I Think Therefore So Must You

Steven Kotler, author of A Small Furry Prayer, fell in love with a woman that was in the “cult” of animal rescue and soon found his life upended from a single professional living in L.A. to taking his writing career to a goat shed in rural New Mexico and sharing his girlfriend (and eventually wife) and bed with 15+ special need rescue dogs. Kotler’s experience completely transformed his relationship to non-human beings, as marked by the subtitle of his book: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life…

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Resolve Against Resolutions

I know you didn’t achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2016. I say this confidently because research shows only 8% of people actually do so. Thus statistically, I bet you didn’t. But don’t feel bad, neither did 92% of the resolutionists out there. So for 2017 how can you become one of the elite few who actually achieve what they set out to do? Today’s Second Chance Pet Column reveals the secret…

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Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 970-626-2273 to report a lost pet or to learn about adopting a homeless pet and the SCHS spay/neuter, volunteer, feral cat or other programs. View our shelter pets and services at adoptmountainpets.org.

Second Chance Humane Society


(970) 626-2273 | phone
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift


PO Box 2096 [mailing]
177 County Road 10
Ridgway, CO 81432

Shelter Hours

Animal Resource Center 11 am - 6 pm
Cat Castle 11 am - 6 pm
Dog Den 1 am - 5:45 pm