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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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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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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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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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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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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The Story Of Hank

The story of hank

I’ve always been a maternal type; loved kids and animals and wanted to care for them. Most people my age were dating and trying to get into bars with fake IDs, and I was home with the man I knew I would marry. I was young when the urge to be a real grown up became too much to handle. My husband (boyfriend at the time) came home and found me in tears because a […]

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