What it means to be ‘kennel reactive’

We recently featured Periwinkle, an adorable blonde hound who had been waiting in our shelter for over 100 days. We were becoming concerned with his increased kennel reactivity and wanted to make sure that he found a home soon. Periwinkle is a very sweet and gentle dog. We learned that about him quickly. Like many of the animals here, he did not deserve the long wait that he has had with us to find a […]

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Our New Forever Home, A Big Night Out, and A Look To The Future!

We’ve had a big month! There’s a lot happening at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and we want to share in our excitement with everyone. The month of April has seen some significant changes for the HSSA. We’re making history as we strive to make the lives of shelter animals better. Our ten-year trek to our new location is now complete, and we’ve been busy with our annual fundraiser. Now we’re ready to get […]

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10 Pets You Need to Follow on Instagram

At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, we love Instagram. It’s a great platform that we use frequently to showcase the homeless pets in our shelter. And, of course, we love scrolling through our feed and seeing so many cute pets, including some great Tucson locals! Follow us on Instagram @humanesocietysoaz for our daily dose of cuteness, and then read this article for 10 pets you need to follow on Instagram. 1. Tinkerbelle @tinkerbellethedog Tinkerbelle probably […]

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8 Pet Resolutions for the New Year (plus, a giveaway!)

8 pet resolutions for the new year

Happy New Year from all of us here at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! [read through to the end to win some great prizes!] It’s 2018, and we are excited for the year ahead of us. In 2017, we found homes for over 6,000 homeless pets. Soon, we will be moving into our new campus! The new campus will allow us to provide high-quality care for the pets in our shelter, find homes for […]

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Why Your Local Animal Shelter Is Thankful for You

Why Your Local Animal Shelter Is Thankful for You

The holiday season is well under way, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is feeling the holiday spirit. It is a time of gratitude, and we are especially thinking about how thankful we are for you. To those of you in Tucson and the surrounding communities, and to those of you who are outside of Arizona who still love and support HSSA, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve put […]

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15 Best Pictures of Dogs with Santa

15 Best Pictures of Dogs with Santa

Christmas is coming up, and you know what that means…Santa Claus is coming to town! Here at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, we’ve already had not one, but two Santa sightings so far this year! On the weekend of December 18th and 19th, we hosted Pet Santa photos here in Tucson. These 15 best pictures of dogs with Santa include some of the best, funniest, and cutest pics we snapped! 1. When you’re just so […]

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6 Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes

6 Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Both humans and dogs alike can appreciate this delicious, protein-packed spread. Here are 6 peanut butter dog treat recipes for you to try! We won’t judge you (or tell your dog) if you eat a couple of them, too. Show your dog you are thankful for them this Thanksgiving by giving them high-quality, handmade treats, made, of course, with a secret ingredient called “lots of love”! Word of warning: […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

holiday gift guide for pet lovers

The holidays are coming up, and it’s time to start thinking about presents. If you’re prepared, you may already be done with your holiday shopping. Unfortunately, some of us haven’t even thought about holiday shopping yet! We’ve put together this holiday gift guide to help you shop for the pet lovers on your list. Plus, check out the Holiday Gift Guide for Pets to get some gift ideas for your four-legged friends. If you’re looking […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

holiday gift guide for pets

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Maybe you already have your shopping under way, or maybe you haven’t even thought about it yet. Chances are, when putting together a list of who you need to buy gifts for, your pets don’t make the initial cut. But they’re family, and we know you’ll get them a gift sooner or later. If you’re thinking about getting a gift for your […]

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5 Pet Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween. It’s the spookiest night of the year, and if you have a pet, it has the potential to get even spookier. The holidays are generally a happy time. Halloween is tons of fun for humans, and dressing up in a creative costume, visiting haunted houses, and eating lots of free candy is a once-a-year experience. But with pets, this fun holiday could turn sour in a matter of seconds. The following 6 […]

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