Cute, Easy Way to Hide Your Litter Box

Having a litter box is a drag…but if you have an indoor cat, then there is no way to avoid it. Follow these easy steps for a cute, easy way to hide your litter box! When Holley was an itty-bitty kitten, we set up our spare bedroom to be kitten friendly while we were gone. She had a futon, a bunch of toys that I had collected in my, “we’re getting a kitten!” excitement, and […]

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3 Reasons You Should Adopt a Bonded Pair

Twice the fun, twice the comfort, twice the rescue. A bonded pair of animals has generally grown up together, and they have formed such a close bond that one or both animals respond poorly when not with the other. Why should you adopt a bonded pair? We’re giving you three great reasons. Plus, a video of a sweet bonded pair. At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we often see animals come in together […]

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DIY Yarn Picture Frames

Today, we made DIY yarn picture frames. We made a frame for one of our favorites cats at the shelter, Baby! She has been with The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) since September 2015. She is adorable, friendly, and healthy, and she also has Feline Leukemia Virus. Cats with FeLV need and deserve homes just as much as the rest, however, since many people aren’t familiar with this virus, they can often be passed […]

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10 Quotes for Cat Lovers

If you’ve ever had a cat, you know that it is a special relationship that is unlike any other. Cats can be very independent and strong willed, which is why their love is so appreciated when they decide to grace us with it. Cats are elegant and peaceful creatures and the ideal pet for so many lifestyles. “74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have […]

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Tips for Taking Photos of Your Pets

We all want gorgeous pictures of our fur babies to keep and share, but taking photos of your pets it isn’t always easy. They tend to move around a lot and aren’t always cooperative. At the shelter we understand the value of a good looking photo. In the past couple months, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) has invested in high quality photo equipment and cameras to help showcase our animals. The Shelter Art […]

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Is Your Cat Obsessed with Food?

Is your cat obsessed with food? My cat Holley is. We feed her ¼ cup of food twice a day, as our vet instructed, but she acts like it’s nowhere near enough. She sprints around, meowing and yowling, asking for second and third dinner. The worst part is that she demands food in the very early morning, when we would normally have another 2 hours of sleep before our day begins. I was excited to […]

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Did You Know That Dogs Feel Your Emotions?

Humane Society Comfort Dog Program

It’s no surprise to us that dogs feed off our emotions and take their cues from their perception of how we are feeling. But we didn’t know just how much they are truly picking up on. A recent study from The Royal Society suggests that dogs are picking up on subtleties like facial expressions and tones of voice. They tested this by having people talk to dogs in different languages and different tones to see […]

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Pucks for Paws Event 2016

Pucks for Paws HSSA

On Saturday, January 9th, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) and the University of Arizona hockey team hosted an event called Pucks for Paws. The event was a huge hit, and we had an outstanding turnout! Not only were dogs welcome at the event (the “paws” part of Pucks for Paws!), but all proceeds from the “doggy tickets” sold were donated to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Furthermore, the game itself was great! […]

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How to Make Your Own Leash Holder

DIY Leash Holder

Are you a pet enthusiast and a craftista? Then this project is for you. Today I am showing you how to make your own leash holder! I made this today for one of our longest residents at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), Mallow. She is such a sweetie. This craft was SO easy and fun! I love when crafts don’t take too terribly long and still yield cute results!! Follow the photos below to […]

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DIY Cat Toys in 6 Easy Steps

Making do-it-yourself cat toys at work?! I couldn’t be happier! The Pinterest-ready pin below breaks down how to make these nifty DIY cat toys in 6 easy steps. This is a very simple and fun craft, and your cat will love the results! Check out sweet bonded pair Silverbell and Jackie at the bottom of the pin. Here are 3 reasons you should adopt a bonded pair. Don’t have a cat but still want to […]

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