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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Poop Pick-Up
Monday, December 17, 2012
A decade ago, I proposed my column to the then upstart Daily Journal.  As I contended then and still do now, I’m the best they have in my price range.  Seriously, I love reaching readers and gladly volunteer my time to dispel myths, offer tips and explain helpful services. Back in 2002, I thought long and hard about that first column.  ...

Gifts
Monday, December 10, 2012
With just 14 shopping days until Christmas, some of you need options – and need them now! Here are three gift-giving ideas you might not have considered; all three are simple, affordable and benefit ...

Santa Photos
Monday, November 26, 2012
It doesn’t get timelier than this:  how to help your pet pose with Santa.  Wish there were similar tips for kids.  We tried once, with a shopping mall Santa, and paid $20 for the classic screaming kid pose. ...

Vet Behaviorist
Monday, November 19, 2012
As some of you know from reading this column, we have veterinarians on staff; our five vets put us on par with the County’s largest veterinary practices. 
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Hair or Fur
Monday, November 12, 2012
After my dog Murray’s last grooming appointment, my wife commented that he gets haircuts more often than she does and they cost more!  It’s true.  Our accidoodle is a very light shedder, prone to matting if we don’t stay on top of it. We have to brush him regularly – daily is the goal...

Chihuahua Fix
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
If you’re a regular Daily Journal reader, you’ve heard me yipping about Chihuahuas and you know the situation. PHS/SPCA and other Bay Area open admission shelters have been inundated with Chihuahuas. Reasons for this trend include: “backyard breeders” breed dogs for profit; people don’t spay/neuter ...

Divorce
Monday, October 29, 2012
What happens to pets when their humans can’t get along with each other and file for divorce?  Sadly, the family pet is somewhere between a couch and a child in legal terms.  Pets are considered property, legally speaking; their value is based on what someone paid for them or, in some cases, what they can earn. ...

Cat Coach
Monday, October 22, 2012
If you are among the few thousand cat owners who have called the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s free Behavioral Helpline seeking advice in recent years, odds are you spoke with our volunteer, Marilyn,
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Dog Bite
Monday, October 15, 2012
The San Mateo County Ordinance defines bite as an animal’s tooth or teeth breaking skin.  According to national stats and by local accounts, the great majority of victims are bitten by a dog they know. But, people are generally more concerned and much more likely to report bites when they don’t know the dog or owner....

Free Cats
Monday, October 08, 2012
If someone wants a cat, there are plenty of “free” options, including classified ads and online posts.  But, does free really mean free?  In most cases, no; it’s far from it.  To rephrase an old adage, there’s no such thing as a free cat or kitten. ...

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