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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Goodbye Part 2
Friday, June 10, 2016
For my final column, I want to say thanks. Thanks for reading and sharing my column and thanks for using the advice I’ve offered.  Thanks for suggesting topics and thanks for letting me know when I’ve hit the ...

Goodbye Part 1
Friday, June 03, 2016
After 17-plus years on PHS/SPCA’s staff and nearly 15 years writing this weekly column, I’m saying good-bye.  Almost. Next Monday will be my last column and June 17 will be my last day working at our Center for Compassion....

Moving
Monday, May 30, 2016
We're beginning to see real estate companies’ “For Sale” and “Sale Pending” signs popping up on properties throughout the Peninsula. Late spring generally kicks-off the busy season for moving, given ...

Groomers
Monday, May 23, 2016
By now, you’ve probably heard about the San Mateo PETsMART groomer who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after a 1-year-old Dachshund died in his care.  “Care” is not the right word. Losing a loved pet under...

Continuing Care
Monday, May 16, 2016
I don’t have many firsts, given I’m now in my 17th year working for Peninsula Humane Society, but I experienced one last week. We adopted a cat to a 101-year-old! Decades from now, this will be common; ...

Dogs and Driving
Monday, May 09, 2016
Longtime reader, frequent emailer and all around good guy/animal welfare supporter Mike C., a retired postal carrier, sent me an interesting SFGate link.  Seemingly too lazy to take her dog for a proper walk, a Stockton woman ...

Keep Cat Healthy
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
If you want a dose of absolute cuteness, check out our Facebook page. Last Friday, we posted a short video clip of two kitties currently in foster care doing what kittens do best –...

Responding to Bites
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I was thinking about this today while stuck in traffic (thanks, San Mateo Bridge rubberneckers!). Most people know what to do when they are involved in a traffic accident. Pull over to a safe spot, exchange phone and insurance information with the other motorist/s, jot down the make, model and license plate of the other vehicle, and if there is any doubt as to fault, contact the police to help sort matters.  How about a dog bite or attack? If you or your child ...

Babies
Friday, April 08, 2016
My family and extended family celebrates the addition of babies and pets. Two months ago, my adult niece adopted a 3-year-old dog we’re guessing could be a Dachshund/Yorkie mix. Percy, the possible Dorkie, is a dream. ...

Lingo
Monday, April 04, 2016
When did we first begin using POTUS to refer to the president?  Is the first lady FLOTUS? What about the president’s pet…would that be POPOTUS?  PHS/SPCA is no stranger to abbreviations and although we try not to use them with the public, we slip up every now and then.  A Chi, for example, is a Chihuahua and a GSD is a German Shepherd dog. ...

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