Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | March 12, 2008

100 Pet Columns

Ted - Mr. 100th Author

Ted - Mr. 100th Author

Dear Pet Column Readers,

The Second Chance Pet Column recently reached a milestone of 100 completed pet columns (this week actually makes # 102!) and we wanted to reflect upon what this column has offered to readers in the past 100+ weeks. The focus of topics within each column have attained a very broad range of information, from education on physical and behavioral benefits of spaying/neutering your pet, Holiday hazards for pets, to what your pet dreams about while sleeping.

We have offered a diverse collection of pet related education on health and behavioral training issues, as well as promoted a deepening bond between humans and companion animals. We are grateful to our readers who have been open to our thoughts and ideas as we continue to receive positive feedback from you. We have also heard how some of our more controversial topics such as de-clawing and outdoor cat issues have stirred new thoughts amongst our readers.

As a homeless pet, the column has helped find homes for almost every pet hosting the column each week. As such, hosting the pet column is a highly desirable position amongst the orphaned pets here at the shelter. (By the way my name is Ted, I am a wiggly, vibrant, lovable, and I would even say adorable, nine month Bull mix looking to brighten your home and world…).

As we begin our next hundred columns we wanted to check in with our readers to see if there are any particular topics we have not yet discussed that you have an interest in learning more about. We are preparing to dive deeper into more specific health and behavioral training issues and know there are still so many aspects of pet parenting that we have yet to chat about.

So please send in your questions and concerns and we will continue to do our best to provide you with the most comprehensive, direct, and applicable information that we can. Thanks for reading, caring, adopting, and striving to be the best pet parent that you can be.

If you want to review any of the past columns that you may have missed they are all available on our website (address below). A few topics that are of great importance in the realm of humane society concerns have been repeated in the past (almost) 2 years to ensure that new readers are getting this information.

In closing, I would like to share that my ideal home will be one that allows time for playing, training, snuggling, & napping. I enjoy the company of other dogs – and play well with them. I see myself doing well in a home where I am not left alone for very long, am given space to express my passion for living, and provided positive reinforcement when being taught new things. Wags and thanks for reading!

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Voucher Program, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other pet questions. For more information on SCHS, or to visit our shelter pets online, go to: Responses or question regarding a Pet Column can be sent to:



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