Second Chance: Bow Wow Film Fest, 7/23

Second Chance: Bow Wow Film Fest, 7/23

The Bow Wow Film Fest opens its national tour in Telluride at The Sheridan Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and a silent auction; films start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $8 for kiddos 12 and under. At the door, tickets will be $15 and $12 for 12 and under. Purchase tickets here. Watch a trailer for the Festival here.



Hi my name is Zephyr and I am an aspiring canine movie star. So, it is a true honor to announce the Third Annual Bow Wow Film Fest. The 2017-18 tour is coming to Telluride on Sunday July 23.

Why a dog film festival you ask?

I am here to tell you why…

The Bow Wow Film Fest Tour is a traveling film festival that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog through the art of short film.

The Bow Wow Film Festival collaborates with animal welfare organizations to raise funds and awareness for adoptable animals: 100% of ticket sales from this event will benefit Second Chance Humane Society. 

The Bow Wow 2017-18 Tour launches in Telluride and then goes nationwide, bringing the fun-loving and lively show to dozens of locations around the country. Bow Wow has played to enthusiastic audiences in cities from Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA.

“We are very excited to bring Bow Wow to Telluride to benefit Second Chance. The folks involved in Second Chance exemplify the values that inspired us to create this festival. And showcasing the passionate works of our talented filmmakers, surrounded by fun loving, dog-loving people will certainly be a wonderful experience for all,” said the festival founder.

Bow Wow films are crafted by filmmakers who are amazing storytellers, animators and artists. At the show, you will see 90 wonderful minutes of award-winning, funny and moving shorts about our best furry friends. The films will delight, as well as touch your heart, films such as the enchanting “Ask Frank – Advice for Dogs,” the adventures of a dog named Elvis, and a beautifully filmed piece about a man and an Akita to name a few shorts on the 2017-18 schedule.

If I don’t get my canine-ography documentary completed in time for this year’s film festival, you can still come meet me at the Second Chance shelter.

I am a 4 1/2-years-old, beautiful, white/yellow husky with striking blue Bette Davis eyes.  When not on the film set, I enjoy long walks and hikes, I get along great with other dogs – although I have to learn not to play so rough –and I am taking singing lessons, which I really enjoy doing when I need attention. After a hard day’s work of running about, I also like to lounge in my kiddie pool here at the shelter.

Although this is a festival about dogs, the Bow Wow folks know how important cats are to people as well and there is always a cool cat short they have sneaked into the lineup.


This year, Second Chance’s adoptable cat April is hoping for a sneak peek as her beauty is movie star worthy. April is only about one year of age and gets along great with other cats. She likes to perch herself up on a pedestal of sorts at the Cat Castle looking out for the right family to come and whisk her away to stardom – or at least a comfortable life of leisure.


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 & Magnificent Mae

By the by, there is no better place to park your pup or get your pup (or adult dog) trained 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:

Vetting the Vet: Dr. Michelle Dally, DVM, J.D. is Medical Director of Second Chance Humane Society. She also has a private practice, Dally Veterinary Medicine, 333 S. Elizabeth Street, Ridgway, Colorado. Her service area is  San Miguel Mesas, Placerville, Ridgway, Ouray, and Montrose. For more on Dr. Dally, go here.

Michelle & Wallowby

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