Tucson Dog Park Tour

Tucson was voted “Top City for Pets” in 2015 by pets360.com and PetSmart! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) wants to share the best dog parks for you to explore with your favorite fur-ever friends! Check out the Tucson Dog Park Tour map below and don’t forget to share with your dog walking friends and family! You can also download and print the PDF shown above and click here to share with your friends!  […]

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Summertime Frozen Dog Treats

Summertime Frozen Dog Treats It’s summertime! As the weather heats up, what is better than a nice, refreshing, frozen treat? Your dog deserves one too! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we keep our pets in air-conditioned kennels and monitor activity to make sure pets stay cool and comfortable. We also treat our dogs with special, frozen treats and play time in our beloved kiddie pools. Check out the tutorial video below for […]

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7 Reasons Your Cat Will Love Da Bird [Kitten Video]

7 reasons your cat will love Da Bird [KITTEN VIDEO]

We’re here to tell you about your cat’s new favorite toy: Da Bird! Da Bird is a surprisingly simple, engaging toy that is sure to entertain kittens and older felines alike. Even the most stubborn cats are intrigued by Da Bird and its ingenious design! We tested it out on some kittens to see how they react! Check out the video below! 1. It looks like a bird! When the toy is flittering through the […]

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Camping With Your Dogs

Camping is a common activity in Arizona, and when you hit the trails, there is no one better to bring along than your best furry friend! Do you know everything you need to know? Read through this post to make sure you are ready to go camping with your dogs. There are some things you need to consider when you are deciding if your dog would enjoy a camping trip! You want to make sure that […]

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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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Insect Shield Product Review

With weather warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to take your dogs for a hike, a swim, or pack up your car and head to a campsite. This is also the time of year that insects start to become a problem. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s PAWSH La Encantada supervisor and fellow pet lover, Allana Erickson, knows all about the struggle with outside pests. She wants to help you keep your […]

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Grooming 101

We spend a lot of time grooming and tending to our own physical health and appearance. But do we spend a proportionate amount of time on our dogs’ health and appearance? It’s our responsibility as dog owners to keep their fur, nails, and mouths as clean and hygienic as possible. Read the Grooming 101 pin below for tips on brushing and bathing your pooch. Click here for a full list of tips and tricks for […]

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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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