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What It Really Means to Advocate for Your Dog

What It Really Means to Advocate for Your Dog

Dogs can’t speak for themselves. So we have to speak for them. What does it mean to be an advocate for my dog? An advocate is a person who speaks or acts in support of or on behalf of someone or something else. Advocating for […]

Predator Gone Silent: The Rattlesnake Debate

Predator Gone Silent: The Rattlesnake Debate

There is one sound that no one in Arizona wants to hear when they are out hiking or camping: the telltale rattle of a rattlesnake. Even though hearing it may freak you out, it is actually helpful. We all know exactly what that rattle means, […]

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? [Quiz]

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? [Quiz]

No matter the size or breed, every dog needs an outlet to use up their extra energy and maintain optimum health and fitness. Dogs have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get a chance to burn off that energy, they will turn to […]

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we regularly take in cats with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and care for them until they find their forever homes. The truth is, most people don’t know very much (or anything at all) about FIV, so potential […]

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Your Dog

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Your Dog

In this day and age, most of us are pretty conscious about the food we put into our bodies. With the plethora of information out there about the different foods we eat, it’s hard not to be hyper-aware. But can we say the same thing […]

Are You A Responsible Dog Owner? [Quiz]

Are You A Responsible Dog Owner? [Quiz]

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Here at Letters from the Kennel, we will be celebrating by featuring a series of four blog posts containing tips, tricks, and trivia about dog ownership. No one loves us like our dogs, and no one loves our dogs […]

Monsoon Pet Safety

Monsoon Pet Safety

Monsoons come as a relief at the end of the hot summer, but the cooler temperatures bring out many hidden dangers to our pets! Some of these dangers include flash floods, thunder storms, standing water, and mosquitoes, just to name a few! Monsoons help bring […]

Colorado River Toad Dangers

Colorado River Toad Dangers

Living in the desert presents many dangers to our pets that are not seen in other parts of the country. As pet owners, we have to protect our pets from rattlesnakes, coyotes, javelinas, bobcats…and toads? You don’t often associate toads with the desert, but encounters […]

Back to School

Back to School

Kids are already heading Back to School and your schedule is filling up quickly. This time of year is stressful, not only for us, but for our pets, too. It can be difficult for your dog to adjust after becoming accustomed to spending all day […]

Craft for Cats (With a DIY Tutorial!)

Craft for Cats (With a DIY Tutorial!)

Do you love to spoil your cat with love and toys? Have you ever considered making your own toys? Join The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) on Friday, July 21st for our Craft for Cats event at Lucky Cat Social Art. You will have […]