Craft for Cats (With a DIY Tutorial!)

Do you love to spoil your cat with love and toys? Have you ever considered making your own toys? Join The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) on Friday, July 21st for our Craft for Cats event at Lucky Cat Social Art. You will have the option to take two different classes. The first class will take place from noon to 5pm, and you will be able to make a variety of family-friendly, cat-themed crafts […]

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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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Pet Resumes That Will Impress Your New Landlord

We’ve all been there. The moment when you find the perfect apartment that checks all of your boxes – and then you find out they don’t accept certain breeds of dogs, cats or any pets at all! It instantly crushes your dreams. But there may be another way…pet resumes that will impress your new landlord. If you’ve found a home that is a great match for your lifestyle, but the landlord needs a little convincing, […]

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Do These Things When You Find A Lost Pet

It has happened to all of us: you’re driving to work, school, or the gym, and you see a dog or cat wandering by itself. What do you do?! Well, it’s not exactly a black and white answer. We’ve put together this list to help you figure out what to do! 1. Consider whether you are the animal’s best option. Your first instinct may be to pull over and help the animal. But you may […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens! Over 1,300 cats were brought into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) during kitten season in 2016. Thanks to the warm Arizona climate, cats in our community breed more often than their colder climate counterparts. As kittens inundate shelters all over the nation, we really count on our communities to help us through this busy time. Read on to learn tips and tricks for adopting kittens and […]

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5 Reasons Why You’re the Lucky One When You Rescue A Pet!

People always say how lucky shelter dogs are to find their forever home, but we think the adopters are the lucky ones! Check out this heart warming story from an HSSA Director on 5 Reasons Why You’re the Lucky One When You Rescue A Pet. Plus, meet one shelter dog that is looking for a home in Tucson, Arizona! Little Molly, a Miniature Pinscher, came into my life 4 years ago. The shelter we rescued her […]

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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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7 Ways to Show Your Pet That You Love Them

Everywhere you turn there are roses, chocolate and fuzzy-feeling social media posts. It must be Valentine’s Day! But what if your one true love is your beloved pet? Celebrate your special bond with these 7 easy ways to show your pet that you love them! Let’s get to it… 1. Treats Cats. Dogs. Kids. Boyfriends. Everyone loves a Valentine’s Day treat! If your heart belongs to your kitty cat, try this Tuna Heart Cat Treat […]

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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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