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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Spay Now or Later
Monday, May 12, 2014
An old friend called with good news. He added a 10-month-old Border Collie/Cattle dog mix to his growing family. His dog is set to arrive soon; she’s housetrained, close to full-grown at 10 months and recently had her first heat cycle. 

Pet Tip
Monday, May 05, 2014
When my last dog, Cooper, was a pup, my wife and I hired a personal trainer. We assumed the pricy, one-on-one instruction would be superior to a moderately priced group class....

No Holds
Monday, April 28, 2014
Visitors to our Center for Compassion who see a dog, cat, or bunny they aren’t quite ready to adopt, ask about putting the animal on hold.  Sounds reasonable; it’s what you do when you see ...

Cat Wakes Me Up
Monday, April 21, 2014
Occasionally, but not often, one of our kids, ages 5 ½ and 3 ½, wakes us up in the middle of the night. Now, we don’t have a cat – our two kids plus one dog is enough activity   –...

Monday, April 14, 2014
Two men dressed in dark suits and sunglasses walked stiffly into our Pick of the Litter secondhand shop on Chula Vista Avenue in Burlingame.  “We want to buy all your luggage,” they said. ...

Tree Trimming
Monday, April 07, 2014
The opening of our Center for Compassion led to a new, popular volunteer position: greeter. Many are retired folks; my Mom dutifully takes the Tuesday afternoon shift! ...

Nuisance Wildlife
Monday, March 31, 2014
I like those articles and online posts that start with something like “You know you grew up in the 80’s if…” and they list the things you undoubtedly did or had if you grew up in the 80’s like you ...

Pet Loss for Kids
Monday, March 24, 2014
RIP, Donut. Donut was a hamster, my daughter’s kindergarten classroom pet. My wife was volunteering one early morning last week and thought Donut looked awfully still.  She touched her. Nothing. She must have passed ...

Spay or Neuter
Monday, March 17, 2014
This week marks a special anniversary.  Ten years ago, Alice Radio personality Hooman (a native son, born and raised in San Mateo) visited our Spay/Neuter Clinic’s surgery room for a whacky segment.  He broadcast what was undoubtedly the first and probably still, the only live neuter surgery. ...

Separation Anxiety
Monday, March 03, 2014
During my morning commute last Friday, KNBR’s 6 to 9 am hosts were broadcasting from Giants Spring Training in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.  They spent time with first baseman, Brandon Belt, called the Baby Giraffe for his size, long loopy strides and general awkwardness on the base paths. ...

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