About Us

Kelvin 4The Humane Society of Southern Arizona created Letters from the Kennel to have an informal space where we could continue the conversation about pets and why we care about them. This blog showcases different topics from pet health to shelter stories to pet themed crafts and DIY! Feel free to leave comments, ideas and thoughts. I’m excited to share with you all and to learn from you along the way. If there is ever a subject that you want to know more about DEFINITELY let me know and I will do my best to cover it in an upcoming post.

Thanks for reading and most of all thanks for loving pets as much as we do!


Authors & Contributors

Hannah1[email protected] was born and raised in Tucson and loves pets! She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two fur babies named Hank and Holley! Hank is a long haired pit bull mix and Holley is a young calico who loves treats! After graduating from Pima Community College with a degree in Graphic Design she was promptly hired as HSSA’s first videographer. She specializes in cat videos (because she really likes cats) and can be found creating captivating graphics, filming adoptable pets and maintaining our blog! Check out HSSA YouTube channel and check back for new blog content!

Andrea1[email protected] was born and raised in New Mexico. She drove out to Tucson in 2014 looking for something new and started volunteering at HSSA as a dog walker. After being introduced to the marketing department at the shelter she knew she was home and was hired as the Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator. Andrea currently has no pets but you can check out her favorite adoptable dogs and cats in the shelter by following HSSA on Instagram at @HumaneSocietySoAZ!



Allana1[email protected] was born in Casa Grande and now lives in Tucson, Arizona! She studied journalism at University of Arizona and was hired as the offsite supervisor at HSSA in 2015. You can find Allana completing adoptions and pointing you in the right direction to the perfect pet products at our PAWSH location at La Encantada. Do you have a product you love? Send a review over to [email protected] for her to check it out and maybe carry it in our stores!