How Sharing a Pet on Facebook Can Save Their Life

On August 30th, 2017, a sweet dog named Georgia was adopted, and all of our staff and volunteers gave a collective cheer. Georgia had been at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) for over a year – a year and five months, to be exact. HSSA received Georgia in early April of 2016, as a transfer from another Arizona shelter. We could tell right away that she was a very scared dog. We knew […]

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Your Dog

silver bowl with dog food and 6 do's and don'ts of feeding your dog around the rim

In this day and age, most of us are pretty conscious about the food we put into our bodies. With the plethora of information out there about the different foods we eat, it’s hard not to be hyper-aware. But can we say the same thing about our dogs’ diets? We all love our dogs and want to select the best food for them to eat, but that is easier said than done. It’s important to […]

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Are You A Responsible Dog Owner? [Quiz]

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Here at Letters from the Kennel, we will be celebrating by featuring a series of four blog posts containing tips, tricks, and trivia about dog ownership. No one loves us like our dogs, and no one loves our dogs quite like we do. But just like with our human children, dog parenting is hard! It’s easy to make mistakes, and oh-so-important to be educated. Owning a dog is a […]

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Colorado River Toad Dangers

Living in the desert presents many dangers to our pets that are not seen in other parts of the country. As pet owners, we have to protect our pets from rattlesnakes, coyotes, javelinas, bobcats…and toads? You don’t often associate toads with the desert, but encounters with the Colorado River Toad, also known as the Sonoran Desert Toad, can be fatal. During monsoon season, Colorado River Toads are alerted by thunder that it is time to mate. […]

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Craft for Cats (With a DIY Tutorial!)

Do you love to spoil your cat with love and toys? Have you ever considered making your own toys? Join The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) on Friday, July 21st for our Craft for Cats event at Lucky Cat Social Art. You will have the option to take two different classes. The first class will take place from noon to 5pm, and you will be able to make a variety of family-friendly, cat-themed crafts […]

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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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Can A Dental Exam Save A Life?

Can A Dental Exam Save A Life? The short answer is yes. Thanks to Pedigree and a $20,000 grant, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is providing life-saving dental work for shelter dogs. After completing a shelter transfer from an animal care center that had no on-staff veterinarian, we realized just how lucky our adopters are. Every pet that leaves our shelter for their forever home has been spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and had all other […]

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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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Pet Gifts, Raffles, and Discount Codes

Pet gifts, raffles, and discount codes that are sure to make your holidays bright! There are only six Saturdays until Christmas! Check out these pet gifts, raffles, and discount codes. Plus, some cute pictures of dogs with Santa! Things to buy!  Haven’t sent your holiday greetings out yet? These cards featuring actual shelter pets from 2016 are the perfect solution!  A portion of each card you buy from HSSA’s Cafepress store is automatically donated to the Humane Society of […]

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Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs

It’s November! It’s time to hit the grocery store and stock up for your Thanksgiving celebration. Did you know that you can include your dogs in the Thanksgiving fun? Scroll down to check out Thanksgiving Dog Treats: Grateful Dean’s Thanksgiving Feast Meatballs. Tested and approved by shelter dogs Dean and Betty! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) we are so thankful for your donations, because they help us care for homeless and forgotten pets […]

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