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.

Bow Wow - Celebrate Being Rescued by a Dog Bow Wow - Celebrate Being Rescued by a Dog

Second Chance Humane Society is a place where hundreds of animals are rescued each year. But recently I have learned that what they are really up to is rescuing people. Yes - whether you admit it or not – you need us as much as we need you...

Perplexed by Pet vs People Years Perplexed by Pet vs People Years

Dear Agitated, what a fabulous question. My name is Cuddles and I am a 2 year young (people years) Yorkie mix female here at Second Chance and the host for today’s Pet Column. This wonky pet age calculator has always confused me too, particularly...

Courage from the Cat Castle & Beyond Courage from the Cat Castle & Beyond

My name is Luke. Luke Skywalker. I have not yet discovered the Force. I am working on being a Jedi Knight but keep failing. But I carry on. I recently arrived here at the Second Chance shelter with my brother Switch. It was not a happy day...

Pick the proper pooch Pick the proper pooch

Dear Dazed, you ask a great question! Although homeless pets like myself are excited about finding new homes we are quite anxious about having a “failed adoption” (and typically a “failed adoption” means that the people who chose us failed...

The Humane Revolution The Humane Revolution

Greetings from America! Ok well greetings from me, America the Cat... But if I were America the Country the most important message I would want to deliver through today’s Second Chance Pet Column is “start treating animals more humanely!” The good...

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