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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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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Cute, Easy Way to Hide Your Litter Box

Having a litter box is a drag…but if you have an indoor cat, then there is no way to avoid it. Follow these easy steps for a cute, easy way to hide your litter box! When Holley was an itty-bitty kitten, we set up our spare bedroom to be kitten friendly while we were gone. She had a futon, a bunch of toys that I had collected in my, “we’re getting a kitten!” excitement, and […]

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Is Your Cat Obsessed with Food?

Is your cat obsessed with food? My cat Holley is. We feed her ¼ cup of food twice a day, as our vet instructed, but she acts like it’s nowhere near enough. She sprints around, meowing and yowling, asking for second and third dinner. The worst part is that she demands food in the very early morning, when we would normally have another 2 hours of sleep before our day begins. I was excited to […]

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How to Help Your Cat Sleep Through the Night

Why your cat isn't sleeping through the night

We love our feline friends, but we don’t love when they wake us up 30 times a night by meowing or jumping on our chests! Have you ever wondered why your cat isn’t sleeping on the same schedule as the rest of your household? This post will tell you the top reasons why your cats might be awake in the wee hours, and give you some tips on how to help your cat sleep through […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Dog With Anxiety

5 ways to help your dog with anxiety

Anxiety can be the most uncomfortable feeling, and the worst part is that you don’t know why it is happening. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and all you can do is try to hang on. Dogs can have a similar relationship with anxiety. They can feel overwhelmed, and they don’t have a way to understand what is happening to them. It is our jobs as loving owners to help direct our dog’s energy and see it as […]

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