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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Grieving
Monday, June 29, 2015
My friend Doris recently lost her dog of almost 15 years. Her little dog, a PHS/SPCA “alum,” was a true companion and, naturally, left a huge empty space in Doris’s life when she passed. She visited our new adoption center a few days after putting her dog to sleep and was literally overwhelmed with conflicting feelings.  ...

Dogs Good with Cats
Monday, June 22, 2015
I’ve fielded this question (or one very similar) many times: I’ve been thinking about adopting a dog who will get along with cats, since I have one at home. When I visit your adoption center in person to see the dogs, can someone tell me...

Cat Repellants
Monday, June 15, 2015
Are neighborhood cats treating your yard like their litterbox? Their owners shouldn’t allow this, but some do and it’s annoying. What can you do?  Get a dog! We don’t have this issue in my yard, at least not since we adopted Murray! Just saying. ...

Names
Monday, June 08, 2015
Murray, my dog, was named after my maternal grandfather Murray McWilliams. I always liked the name and, well, Murray seemed like a Murray to me (and NOT a Yogi, his name at the time he was surrendered to PHS/SPCA). After a quick call for a blessing from my mom, Murray was official.  Cooper, my longtime pal before Murray,...

Skunky
Monday, June 01, 2015
Reading Curious George to my almost five-year-old son gave me inspiration for this week’s column.  In the “George Goes Camping” story, the mischievous little monkey wanders off from the campsite, gets himself lost – ...

Baby Birds
Monday, May 25, 2015
A few months ago, I predicted local residents would begin bringing perfectly healthy fledgling birds to our Wildlife Care Center. Birds who require no care!  Like clockwork, this has been happening.  We are receiving healthy...

Kittens
Monday, May 18, 2015
Around this time, ever year, visitors begin asking "Are your kittens in yet?" Our Adoptions staff joke that they feel like sales associates at Macy's who get questions about the new season’s line of swimwear.  ...

Grooming Savings
Monday, May 11, 2015
Want to save $400 to $500 every year?  If you have a non-shedding dog, consider grooming at home. Murray, the curly-coated guy in the photo, doesn’t shed and requires regular grooming.  This may be why he was
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Microchipping
Monday, May 04, 2015
Our area is loaded with pet lovers who become frantic when their dogs go missing. And, the Bay Area is also home to many tech entrepreneurs. It's only natural that tech people have been working on ideas ...

Where Do Donations Go?
Monday, April 27, 2015
Hey, have you seen our commercial on television? You know, the one that shows the dog with super sad eyes looking directly at the camera from behind the cold metal caging and the sad song from that famous singer...

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