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.

Announcing the Bow Wow Film Festival

Hi my name is Zephyr and I am an aspiring canine movie star (at least in my mind). So it is a true honor to announce the Third Annual Bow Wow Film Fest, the 2017-18 Tour, is coming to Telluride this Sunday July 23rd! Why a dog film festival you ask? Well I am here to tell you why…

The Bow Wow Film Tour is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film. The Bow Wow Film Festival collaborates with animal welfare organizations to raise funds and awareness for adoptable animals. 100% of ticket sales for this event will benefit Second Chance Humane Society. The Bow Wow 2017-18 Tour launches in Telluride and then goes nationwide; bringing the fun-loving and lively show to dozens of locations around the country. Bow Wow has played to enthusiastic audiences in cities that include Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO & San Francisco, CA.

Bow Wow’s Founder and Director stated: "We are very excited to bring Bow Wow to Telluride to benefit Second Chance. The folks involved in Second Chance exemplify the values that inspired us to create this festival. And showcasing the passionate works of our talented filmmakers, surrounded by fun loving, dog-loving people will certainly be a wonderful experience for all.” Bow Wow films are crafted by filmmakers who are amazing storytellers, animators and artists. At the show, you will see 90 wonderful minutes of award winning, funny, and moving shorts about our best furry friends. The films will delight you as well as touch your heart. For 2017-18, we have the return of the enchanting Ask Frank - Advice for Dogs, the adventures of a dog named Elvis and a beautifully filmed piece about a man and an Akita to name a few.

The Telluride show will be held at The Sheridan Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 for appetizers and a silent auction and the movies start at 7:30. Purchase tickets and see a trailer with this year’s film selections at www.bowwowfilmfest.com. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for kiddos 12 and under. At the door, tickets will be $15 and $12 for 12 and under.

So if I don’t get my canine-ography documentary completed in time for this year’s film festival you can come meet me at the Second Chance shelter. I am a 4 1/2 years old beautiful white/yellow husky with striking blue Bette Davis eyes. When not on the film set I enjoy long walks and hikes, I get along great with other dogs (although I am learning not to play so rough) and I am taking singing lessons, which I really like to do when I need attention. After a hard day’s work of running about I like to lounge in my kiddie pool here at the shelter.

I hope to see you at the show this Sunday!

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

Contact

(970) 626-2273 | phone
animalcare@adoptmountainpets.org
(970) 626-3233 | Ridgway thrift
(970) 728-1100 | Telluride thrift

Address

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 11 am - 5:45 pm