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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Did You Know That Dogs Feel Your Emotions?

Humane Society Comfort Dog Program

It’s no surprise to us that dogs feed off our emotions and take their cues from their perception of how we are feeling. But we didn’t know just how much they are truly picking up on. A recent study from The Royal Society suggests that dogs are picking up on subtleties like facial expressions and tones of voice. They tested this by having people talk to dogs in different languages and different tones to see […]

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Pucks for Paws Event 2016

Pucks for Paws HSSA

On Saturday, January 9th, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) and the University of Arizona hockey team hosted an event called Pucks for Paws. The event was a huge hit, and we had an outstanding turnout! Not only were dogs welcome at the event (the “paws” part of Pucks for Paws!), but all proceeds from the “doggy tickets” sold were donated to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Furthermore, the game itself was great! […]

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How to Make Your Own Leash Holder

DIY Leash Holder

Are you a pet enthusiast and a craftista? Then this project is for you. Today I am showing you how to make your own leash holder! I made this today for one of our longest residents at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), Mallow. She is such a sweetie. This craft was SO easy and fun! I love when crafts don’t take too terribly long and still yield cute results!! Follow the photos below to […]

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DIY Cat Toys in 6 Easy Steps

Making do-it-yourself cat toys at work?! I couldn’t be happier! The Pinterest-ready pin below breaks down how to make these nifty DIY cat toys in 6 easy steps. This is a very simple and fun craft, and your cat will love the results! Check out sweet bonded pair Silverbell and Jackie at the bottom of the pin. Here are 3 reasons you should adopt a bonded pair. Don’t have a cat but still want 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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The Story Of Hank

The story of hank

I’ve always been a maternal type; loved kids and animals and wanted to care for them. Most people my age were dating and trying to get into bars with fake IDs, and I was home with the man I knew I would marry. I was young when the urge to be a real grown up became too much to handle. My husband (boyfriend at the time) came home and found me in tears because a […]

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