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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Cat Intros
Monday, April 13, 2015
Adopting a second cat as a playmate for your existing cat can be a great idea, but remember that your resident cat didn’t get a vote, so take the process slowly. Many people follow a step-by-step process – ...

Rabbit Event
Monday, April 06, 2015
Since Easter is behind us, I feel safer promoting bunnies as pets.  We try not to get into pre-Easter hype as we’ve seen, firsthand, how that leads to impulse buys, which is the primary reason humane societies ...

Guinea Pigs
Monday, March 30, 2015
We made the Guinness Book of World Records. Well, we should have.  In 2002, Peninsula Humane Society orchestrated what was then and still is the longest road trip for 101 rodents. ...

Right Time to Adopt
Monday, March 23, 2015
Here’s a tale of two friends who contacted me for dog adoption advice. One said, “I want a second dog and don’t care about the breed, size (not tiny or huge), male or female, or age, though I don’t want a really old dog ...

Reptile Show
Monday, March 16, 2015
When I’m giving tours of our Center for Compassion, I start with dogs and our indoor dog park on the first floor. Lots of oohs and ahhs. Then, I move up to the third floor, where we house cats and kittens. More of the same reaction.  ...

Humane Tips
Monday, March 09, 2015
I’m stealing this week, but also giving you several tips when you may have expected just one so there’s that.  These nuggets were written by our talented Humane Educator. Among other things, she coordinates ...

Monday, March 02, 2015
We’re now eight weeks into the year, which is enough time for people to have started New Year’s resolutions, struggled, rationalized and ditched them! Even if we’ve left our diets behind in a Wendy’s parking lot, ...

Escape Artists
Monday, February 23, 2015
My wife came home the other day to find our dog, Murray, sitting in the driveway!  First, it was a rare day that he wasn’t with me at work.  He had the day “off” and spent part of it in the yard. She quickly saw that he ...

Train All Day
Monday, February 16, 2015
Is it better to train a new dog or puppy all day long, or more advantageous to focus on training during specific training times and give long breaks?  The answer lies somewhere in the middle, with a...

Monday, February 09, 2015
If you read this column regularly, if you’ve volunteered with an animal shelter or if you’ve ever adopted a cat from a rescue group or humane society, you’ve undoubtedly had this message – or one like it --...

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