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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

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 --...

Baby Birds
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Within weeks, residents will begin seeing grounded baby birds and they’ll wonder if they should leave them alone, place them back in the nest or take them somewhere for help.  This may come as a surprise, but quite often, ...

Rodents Chewing Wires
Monday, January 19, 2015
Last Wednesday, the dreaded “check engine” light flashed on my dashboard. A few hours after a trip to my local auto shop, a technician called with the diagnostic results: ...

Kitty Litter Boxes
Monday, January 12, 2015
This week, six tips for the price of one, and they are all related to your cat’s litter box. These same tips are packaged as a set and featured among interactive displays inside our Humane House, a walk-in, ...

Choosing a Cat
Monday, January 05, 2015
A friend visited our center with her daughter last Friday to adopt a cat. They knew exactly what they wanted: a cat who’s comfortable around dogs and outgoing with people. We suggested a friendly five-year-old who previously lived with dogs, and they adopted! It doesn’t always ...

New Year's Resolutions
Monday, December 29, 2014
Far Side creator Gary Larson penned my favorite New Year’s resolution. In this particular single-panel comic strip, a dog stared at his owner while telling himself “I WILL NOT run until I see the ball leave his hand!”...

Disaster Planning
Monday, December 15, 2014
Due to areas of flooding during our storm last Thursday evening, residents from two local mobile home parks were evacuated by boat! Peninsula Humane Society assisted by accepting four dogs and one cat from owners who were not able ...

Small Animals
Monday, December 08, 2014
“…Not a creature was stirring, not even a rat.”  We have many rats, mice, guinea pigs and even two chinchillas stirring inside the second floor small animal suite at our Center for Compassion....

Giving Thanks
Monday, December 01, 2014
Thanksgiving blew by before I could write my annual “give thanks” column. I know most everyone else moved onto the next holiday, but I’d still like to take this opportunity to thank some folks. ...

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