Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

holiday gift guide for pet lovers

The holidays are coming up, and it’s time to start thinking about presents. If you’re prepared, you may already be done with your holiday shopping. Unfortunately, some of us haven’t even thought about holiday shopping yet! We’ve put together this holiday gift guide to help you shop for the pet lovers on your list. Plus, check out the Holiday Gift Guide for Pets to get some gift ideas for your four-legged friends. If you’re looking […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

holiday gift guide for pets

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Maybe you already have your shopping under way, or maybe you haven’t even thought about it yet. Chances are, when putting together a list of who you need to buy gifts for, your pets don’t make the initial cut. But they’re family, and we know you’ll get them a gift sooner or later. If you’re thinking about getting a gift for your […]

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5 Pet Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween. It’s the spookiest night of the year, and if you have a pet, it has the potential to get even spookier. The holidays are generally a happy time. Halloween is tons of fun for humans, and dressing up in a creative costume, visiting haunted houses, and eating lots of free candy is a once-a-year experience. But with pets, this fun holiday could turn sour in a matter of seconds. The following 6 […]

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Awesome Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Halloween is almost here. If you’re in Tucson, you probably know that right before Halloween comes SWEAT for PETS! Either way, it’s all a great excuse to dress up your pup in a cute costume! We’ve rounded up some of the best costumes from last year’s SWEAT for PETS, to give you some ideas of what your dog can be. Also, don’t forget to check out this DIY Cactus Costume for another great idea. 1. Batman, […]

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6 Must-Have Halloween Shirts (for Humans!)

It’s no secret that we love animals. After all, at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), animals are what we’re all about. What you may not know is that we also love Halloween! There’s nothing cuter than a pet in a costume, and our upcoming SWEAT for PETS event (it’s this Sunday, October 22nd!) is the perfect excuse for us to see a bunch of cute dogs in awesome costumes! But why should the […]

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A Day in the Life of a Shelter Dog

a day in the life of a shelter dog row of kennels

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a shelter dog is like? The following fictional story is based on the real day-to-day operations that take place every single day at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA). We love and care for the pets in our shelter, and do everything we can to give them the best life here while they wait for their forever family. Andie’s “Tail” 6:30am: *Yawn!* Today […]

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Dog-Friendly Halloween in Tucson 2017

dog-friendly Halloween in Tucson

Halloween is less than three weeks away. If you’re starting to think about what to do to celebrate, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of dog-friendly Halloween events in Tucson for you and your whole family to attend! Don’t forget to check out our DIY Cactus Costume for dogs if you’re still looking for a cute, creative, and unique costume for your four-legged friend. SWEAT for PETS October 22nd, 7:30am – 12pm The Humane […]

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Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Tucson

Slowly but surely, the weather is starting to cool down in Tucson. As a result, you might be getting outside and exercising with your dog. Here at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we know that getting your dog adequate outdoor exercise during a hot Arizona summer can be challenging. Now that fall is technically here, the pavement will be cooling down and the risk of your dog overheating will reduce. That means it’s […]

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DIY Cactus Costume for Dogs

There are only four weeks left until Halloween! For many of us, Halloween means dressing up. If you’re dressing up, perhaps you’ve already thought about what you want to be. If you have a kid, you’ve almost certainly already been told what they want to be. But have you thought about a costume for your dog? Sure, you could run to the store and buy a costume for your dog. Unfortunately, most of the costumes […]

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How Sharing a Pet on Facebook Can Save Their Life

On August 30th, 2017, a sweet dog named Georgia was adopted, and all of our staff and volunteers gave a collective cheer. Georgia had been at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) for over a year – a year and five months, to be exact. HSSA received Georgia in early April of 2016, as a transfer from another Arizona shelter. We could tell right away that she was a very scared dog. We knew […]

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