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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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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DIY Recycled Treat Jars

Jars are very popular right now! People are using them for their weddings, baby showers and much more. But what can you do with all of those jars after your big day? Well, you could try making these recycled treat jars for your furry friend! These treat jars are so cute, easy, and not to mention good for the environment since they’re recycled! Supplies: Plastic dog and cat figurines Labels Colorful markers Hot glue gun […]

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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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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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Tips for Taking Photos of Your Pets

We all want gorgeous pictures of our fur babies to keep and share, but taking photos of your pets it isn’t always easy. They tend to move around a lot and aren’t always cooperative. At the shelter we understand the value of a good looking photo. In the past couple months, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) has invested in high quality photo equipment and cameras to help showcase our animals. The Shelter Art […]

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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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