How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? [Quiz]

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No matter the size or breed, every dog needs an outlet to use up their extra energy and maintain optimum health and fitness. Dogs have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get a chance to burn off that energy, they will turn to other means of expressing it. If your dog is barking excessively or engaging in a lot of destructive behavior, they may not be getting enough exercise! Providing your dog with […]

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Best Pet Halloween Costumes

Every year we see people go all out during Halloween with decorations, treats and costumes. And nothing makes us happier than including our four-legged friends in the fun! Buzzfeed put together this wonderful post that is sure to brighten your day and inspire you to get your pet’s Halloween costume ready! Check out the full list of Buzzfeed’s 57 Greatest Pet Costumes Ever here. Scroll down to see our favorites, and scroll even further to see what […]

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Summertime Pet Safety [Quiz]

It’s that time of year again…summer is here! Living in Arizona, we know the dangers of the heat of summer, and most of us know how to take care of ourselves in the triple digit weather. Pet owners, however, must take hot weather precautions for their pets, too. It’s not always easy, because our pets can’t talk to us and tell us when they are thirsty or too hot. It’s important to be educated in […]

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Does Your Dog Need Training? [Quiz]

Does your dog need training? Training your dog isn’t easy, that’s for sure. But the truth is, all dogs can benefit from training. Sit! Stay! Speak! Shake! There are many benefits to training your dog. A trained dog is a well-mannered, fully-functioning member of the family! Plus, most important to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is that training is the number one thing that keeps dogs in their forever home! We love that. […]

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Which Super Pet Are You? [Quiz]

Superman’s got nothin’ on SuperDog! We know you’re a superhero when it comes to helping animals in need. You might even be saving the world. But when it comes to being cute, we’ve got you beat. We’ve got a series of super pets for you that are certainly the cutest superheros you’ve ever seen. Curious to find out which one you match with? We want to know, which super pet are you? Take the quiz […]

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Which Cat Breed Are You Most Compatible With? [Quiz]

Did you know different breeds of cats have different temperaments? A cat’s temperament can differ even within a breed. It can depend heavily on your cat’s personality. For example, even though most Maine Coons will be independent and most Tortoiseshells will be feisty, yours may not be. The more time you spend with your cat, the more you will learn about his or her personality and temperament. There are, however, some general breed personality traits […]

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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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Coloring For Pets: Enter Our Monthly Contest Featuring Adoptable Pets

Do your kids love to color? Print out this coloring page and complete for The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s coloring for pets contest! Kids ages 6-11 can enter. The grand prize is a membership to HSSA’s Hand in Paw Kids Club. We’ve included some information on Hand in Paw, so you can learn more about the wonderful things kids get to experience when they are part of the club! This month’s coloring page […]

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Which HSSA Shelter Pet Are You? [Quiz]

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we know that every dog out there has a perfect match. We think you might have a perfect match in our shelter, too. Which HSSA shelter pet are you? There are so many benefits of adopting a shelter dog. Not only are you saving a life, but you’re also bringing great joy to your own life. Adopting a shelter dog can enrich your child’s life, and in more […]

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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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