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.

 Watching the Pet Column

Watching the Pet Column

Today I have the honor of writing the 445th Second Chance Pet Column.  Although the number 445 holds no significance whatsoever – it is still a special Pet Column.  Today the Pet Column reaches further than ever because The Watch, which is now owned by animal lovers at the Telluride Planet, has decided to return the Column to its pages.  Which means that not only can the Column (which has been published in the Planet since its inception in 2006) seep back into Ouray County but also infiltrate its message of “Promoting Responsible Pet Parenting & the Human Animal Bond” into Montrose County as well (leading to a virtual revolution of compassionate and kind communities!).

So welcome to all readers who have never had the privilege of accessing the Pet Column before!  Here is the skinny on what it is all about:  Adoptable pets here are Second Chance get to write on a topic close to their hearts and share opinions on a plethora of fascinating topics related to the well-being of animals and humanity.  

Shelter pets fortunate enough to become a published Pet Columnist then get to bask in the glory of celebrity which then results in finding our new forever homes.  So, Ba-Da-Bing, the Column saves lives as well (not sure that Art Goodtimes or Allison Perry could tout that, but hey, we can’t all wield this much power from punching keys)!

Speaking of Allison (and I should note that all the shelter pets enjoy reading her feisty column about you human’s and your issues relating to one another), the Pet Column actually started out as a true “column” where people wrote in with their questions and concerns as pet parents.  We want to return to dabbling a bit in this format - so make sure to send in your inquiries to one of our Second Chance staff here named Kelly at: kelly@adoptmountainpets.org.  

So moving on to the important stuff, my name is Eva Peron because of my big compassionate heart.  I am only a year young and an Argentine Dogo mixed with Border Collie (otherwise known as an Argentine Bocodogo).  I am delightfully well behaved and just love all people and dogs.  To best describe my personality – the staff here have taken about a dozen pictures of me and I have the biggest smile on my face in every one of them.  

As an Eva namesake should, I feel strongly that we all need our chance at a good life in a loving home. So come meet me today, keep reading and sending in your questions and comments to the Pet Column and keep those tails wagging!  

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties.  Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs.  View our shelter pets and services online: www.adoptmountainpets.org.


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177 County Road 10
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