Second Chance: Spotlight on Adoptable Babies

Second Chance: Spotlight on Adoptable Babies

Hello, my name is Shepp and I am one of the featured pets at Second Chance this week. (Don’t tell my brothers, Stan and Seth though, they might get jealous. )

We came to Second Chance Humane Society about a month ago. I am just about 16-weeks-old and was brought here by a very nice lady who thought we needed more human attention. Please read on about my story as I prepare for my second chance…



I was born and spent my first few months of life on a big farm, outside, with lots of other dogs. We didn’t see people much, but someone threw food out in the yard now and then and we learned how to take good care of our little selves. I do remember a walking cane, attached to a human hand but when we saw that, we ran.

Because we didn’t have much experience with people early on, we were extremely shy when my siblings and I first got to the Shelter. However, our human friends and volunteers here at Second Chance showered us with love and taught us people are nice… and there are no more canes.

We love our walks and playing with the other dogs and we are getting more social every day. So, now I think it is time for me to move on to my own home with people who will be patient with me and love me while I show them what a great boy I am. Must stop now and leave room for a snakie kitten…

Hi, I am known as Severus. Some people think I was named for the professor in Harry Potter, but I choose to believe my namesake is a Roman Emperor, as I was surely royalty in some lifetime. I am, like Shep, just a baby, 12- 14 weeks old. I was born with my brother and sister outside somewhere and rescued by nice people who brought me to Second Chance.


You might think as a young kitten I am super fun and run around like a crazy cat a lot – and you’d be right. However, I do LOVE my cuddling and attention. As soon as you pick me up, I will melt into your arms and I love to sit on laps and get good scratches behind the ears.

They say I have a “big” personality,  but I am not sure what that means However, I can tell you I am a great guy who loves to party and the humans laugh at how silly I can be. I am happy all of the time and spend countless hours playing with my brother and my toys.

While I do like all of the other fun kittens here at Second Chance, like Shepp I believe it is time to move on to a big boy home and a family I can call all my own. I, Severus, am way too special to be left behind to grow up in a shelter.

Come visit – you might just fall in love…

Editor’s note: It’s no secret. The Telluride region is dog heaven. Well, pet heaven. Unless you are one of our furry friends who gets caught in the maw of neglect and abuse. Then heaven is on hold until Second Chance Humane Society comes to the rescue. Second Chance is the region’s nonprofit dedicated to saving animals’ lives and promoting responsible pet parenting and human-animal bond. In her weekly blog, executive director Kelly Goodin profiles at least one, generally two of the many animals now living at the no-kill shelter, Angel Ridge Shelter, a dog and a cat, hoping to find them loving permanent homes. The column is sponsored by Ted Hoff of Cottonwood Ranch & Kennel, who from time to time exercises his skills as a dog whisperer, partnering with Kelly and her staff to help train a particularly challenging animal.

Ted Hoff & friend

By the by, there is no better place to park your pup than Cottonwood whenever you head out of town (for locals) or are heading to town and staying somewhere that does not allow pets. Consider joining Ted’s Very Important Dog (VID) Club for added benies. (Details on Ted’s website.)

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shop are both located in Ridgway, but service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs. View the shelter pets and services online:

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