How a Shelter Dog Can Enrich Your Child’s Life

Pets enrich our lives greatly! Children specifically can benefit immensely from shelter pets. How can a shelter pet enrich your child’s life? Children will learn about misfortune of others and the importance of helping out when you have the ability. Having children interact with or adopt a shelter pet will demonstrate that it is important to be a helpful and kind person. Pets can also be great teachers of empathy. Children will see that opening […]

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Why Are Some Dogs Deaf? Featuring Adoptable Dog Penelope

We don’t have many deaf dogs come through The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), but it isn’t unheard of. These dogs usually have a harder time finding a home. Some deaf dogs can be reactionary and defensive, in part because they don’t have as much awareness of their surroundings. But why are some dogs deaf? Keep reading to find out. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas) […]

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Automatic Cat Feeder Review (and how it saved my relationship with my kitten!)

My kitten, Holley, is now 8 months old. If there is one thing we know about her, it is that she LOVES food – she is 100% food motivated! And truthfully, not very motivated by anything else. In the past, we have had issues with her waking us up at all hours of the night because she wanted to eat. Sometimes we would lock her out of the bedroom, but then she would sit at […]

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Curbing Your Cat’s Unwanted Behavior

It’s difficult to know what the best tactics are for training your cat! Therefore, curbing your cat’s unwanted behavior can be hard. Here at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we’ve compiled a list of three tactics that we believe help cats understand boundaries without instilling fear or aggression. Check out our tips below. Positive reinforcement has been shown to be beneficial for cats and dogs alike. Of course, that may not be the […]

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5 Tips for Apartment Living with Dogs

Balancing the perks of living in an apartment with the responsibilities of dog ownership can be tricky. There are many factors to consider when choosing to have a dog in an apartment or even a small house. Keep reading to see our tips for apartment living with dogs. 1. Check with your landlord. Some landlords are carefree and don’t mind if you have dogs of any breed or size, but some are more picky. Find […]

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7 Myths about FeLV Cats

Cats with Feline Leukemia Virus deserve forever homes just as much as any other cats! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we have rooms full of cats that have tested positive for FeLV. Many adopters will not even enter those rooms or give those cats a chance. Cats with FeLV are loving and happy and enjoying life just like any other cat. Read on to find out 7 myths about FeLV cats and […]

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Home is Where My Pets Are: Valentine’s Wreath Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t think of anything more deserving of a holiday than love. People tend to think of it primarily as a holiday for romantic love, but I see it as a day to celebrate all the love around you! Including your immense love for your pets! Valentine’s Day is about showing appreciation. Think fondly of your fur friends while you’re making it, and remember how much they mean […]

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Adoptable Cats at PAWSH Park Place (with video!)

Do you like to shop for a good cause? At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we have 4 offsite locations in addition to our Main Campus. Did you know? Many people don’t know about our PAWSH store at Park Place Mall. Check out our video of these adoptable cats at PAWSH Park Place! The Park Place location of PAWSH is located on the east side of the mall, behind Dillard’s. There are many adoptable pets […]

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Pet Friendly Printable Valentines

Valentine’s Day is coming up! It’s important to show your pets that you love them every day, but you have an extra excuse on Valentine’s Day. At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we wanted to make it just a little bit easier for you. Check out these HSSA original pet friendly printable valentines! Print them up and give them to your furry friends! The printable page is at the bottom of the post. […]

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Kong Recipes Your Dog Will Love

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) has a ton of Kong products for sale at our two retail stores, PAWSH La Encantada, and PAWSH Park Place! We have a variety of Kong products like the AirDog Squeakair Balls and the AirDog Squeaker Sticks as well as the Kong Classic. Check out these Kong recipes your dog will love, and some cute pictures of dogs with Kongs. And don’t forget to support HSSA by buying […]

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