A Day in the Life of a Shelter Dog

a day in the life of a shelter dog row of kennels

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a shelter dog is like? The following fictional story is based on the real day-to-day operations that take place every single day at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA). We love and care for the pets in our shelter, and do everything we can to give them the best life here while they wait for their forever family. Andie’s “Tail” 6:30am: *Yawn!* Today […]

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5 Reasons Why You’re the Lucky One When You Rescue A Pet!

People always say how lucky shelter dogs are to find their forever home, but we think the adopters are the lucky ones! Check out this heart warming story from an HSSA Director on 5 Reasons Why You’re the Lucky One When You Rescue A Pet. Plus, meet one shelter dog that is looking for a home in Tucson, Arizona! Little Molly, a Miniature Pinscher, came into my life 4 years ago. The shelter we rescued her […]

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7 Ways to Show Your Pet That You Love Them

Everywhere you turn there are roses, chocolate and fuzzy-feeling social media posts. It must be Valentine’s Day! But what if your one true love is your beloved pet? Celebrate your special bond with these 7 easy ways to show your pet that you love them! Let’s get to it… 1. Treats Cats. Dogs. Kids. Boyfriends. Everyone loves a Valentine’s Day treat! If your heart belongs to your kitty cat, try this Tuna Heart Cat Treat […]

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10 Ways to Help HSSA

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) needs your help. Plain and simple. Check out these 10 easy ways to help HSSA and the homeless pets in our community! 1. Adopt! Because of HSSA and YOU, more than 4,270 pets found their forever home in 2016! Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Click here for more information about adopting from HSSA and be sure to check out adoptable pets on our Facebook page! 2. Volunteer! […]

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DIY Day of the Dead Pet Altar

DIY Day of the Dead Pet Altar

As animal lovers we hold our pets so close to our hearts that many of us consider them to be part of our families. We promise to give them the love and care that they deserve throughout their lives, and we agree to inevitably feel the pain of losing them when their time comes. Check out how to honor your pet with this easy DIY Day of the Dead Pet Altar. Day of the Dead, […]

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Don’t Bully My Bully

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is celebrating with cute pit bull pics, awesome Don’t Bully My Bully merchandise, and some important knowledge! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is a managed intake facility, meaning that we are not required to take in every owner released dog or stray brought in by good Samaritans. Our facility requires an appointment and a fee. Through this system, we are able […]

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Printable Pet Father’s Day Cards

Happy Father’s Day! This Sunday, we get to celebrate all the dads out there! Don’t forget about the ones with four legs; they need love too! We’ve created these neat cards for you to print and give to your favorite pet dad! Plus, scroll down to find out how you can benefit The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) and homeless animals when you’re shopping for your real dad on Amazon! To download these printable PDFs, […]

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Bonded Cat & Dog!

This cute duo, Zeus and Turbo, came into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) last week as a bonded pair. What is a bonded pair? A bonded pair is two animals who have generally grown up together and formed a bond so close that one or both animals do not respond well when they are not placed together. It is best for these animals to be adopted into the same home. Zeus and Turbo […]

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Paw Print Painting With Shelter Dogs

We’ve been doing so much DIY lately, and we thought it would be cool for our dogs to get in on the action. This is Paw Print Painting With Shelter Dogs. Supplies: Blank paper or a printed out picture for your dog to walk on A sheet or board to put underneath so the paint doesn’t spill in your house or yard Paper plates to put the paint in Non-toxic, washable kids’ paint That’s it! […]

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How Did You Name Your Dog? [Poll]

Fido! Spot! Buddy! Lassie! Patches! Sparky! There are so many classic dog names. These are names that people have been giving to their dogs for years, or maybe even centuries! And then there are names like…Waffles? Steve? Harry Potter? Benedict Cumberbatch? Snuggles McSnorflebug? It’s a big decision. So how did you name your dog? The name you choose for your dog can say a lot about you. People might be able to tell that you […]

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