Excessive Heat Pet Safety

The temperature of the pavement during Tucson’s hot summer months is hot enough to burn the pads of your dog’s feet.  We know your dog loves to go on walks, but it can be dangerous. Do you know the basics of summer pet safety? To keep your dog safe, do the 5 Second Rule before every walk. Go outside to where you plan on walking and place the back of your hand on the surface […]

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How To Get the Best Pic of Your Pet!

Oh, we know. Your pet is the CUTEST! Check out this easy list [plus hilarious links] on how to get the best pic of your pet and lots of love on social media! Pets like likes, too. 1. Use treats or toys. Show off the looks you love the most with toys, treats and other motivating tools!   Is your pet treat or toy motivated? Use motivation to get your pet to sit, stay, and […]

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Live Happier With Your Spayed or Neutered Pet

There are so many benefits when it comes to spaying or neutering your pets, including their health and your sanity! Keep reading to find out why spayed and neutered pets are healthier and happier companions. It’s good for their health. Pets that are spayed and neutered will live a healthier life. Reproductive cancers are eliminated in male pets once they are neutered, and the earlier you spay your female pet, the lower her risk will be […]

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Give Your Feral Cats Shelter and A Chance to Survive the Winter

There will be no need to worry about your feline friends when the temperature drops with this easy feral cat shelter! These DIY feral cat shelters won’t break the bank, and will help your feral cats be more comfortable and safe. Cats that spend time outdoors are exposed to a variety of risks, including the weather (yes, even in Tucson). If you care for a community of feral cats, it is normal to wonder whether or […]

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FAQ: Am I Ready to Adopt a Puppy?

Today’s question is…Am I Ready To Adopt A Puppy? There are many things to consider when adopting a puppy. Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they also require a lot of work and dedication. Watch this video and scroll down for more points to consider before adopting. SUPPLIES: Puppies need a lot of supplies. When you take home your puppy, you should also count on purchasing bowls, food, a leash, a collar, a crate, puppy […]

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Humanely Speaking Summer Digital Issue

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is proud to present our first ever digital version of Humanely Speaking. Humanely Speaking is HSSA’s quarterly magazine. It contains a wealth of information about events, programs, and all the wonderful things happening at HSSA. We decided to use the digital platform for the Humanely Speaking summer 2016 issue because it is such an interactive option! This magazine is FULL of clickable links and videos as well as helpful […]

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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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DIY Cat Shoes

Spruce up your everyday shoes with an easy overhaul, just for cat-lovers! You’ll feel so good when people ask you where you got your shoes and you can say, “I made them myself!” The main things you’ll need for this quick craft are some solid-colored shoes and acrylic paint! For our video we free handed sketches onto the shoes before painting. However, you can also find an outline online and use tracing paper or carbon paper […]

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