Grooming 101

We spend a lot of time grooming and tending to our own physical health and appearance. But do we spend a proportionate amount of time on our dogs’ health and appearance? It’s our responsibility as dog owners to keep their fur, nails, and mouths as clean and hygienic as possible. Read the Grooming 101 pin below for tips on brushing and bathing your pooch. Click here for a full list of tips and tricks for […]

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Coloring For Pets: Enter Our Monthly Contest Featuring Adoptable Pets

Do your kids love to color? Print out this coloring page and complete for The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s coloring for pets contest! Kids ages 6-11 can enter. The grand prize is a membership to HSSA’s Hand in Paw Kids Club. We’ve included some information on Hand in Paw, so you can learn more about the wonderful things kids get to experience when they are part of the club! This month’s coloring page […]

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Which HSSA Shelter Pet Are You? [Quiz]

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we know that every dog out there has a perfect match. We think you might have a perfect match in our shelter, too. Which HSSA shelter pet are you? There are so many benefits of adopting a shelter dog. Not only are you saving a life, but you’re also bringing great joy to your own life. Adopting a shelter dog can enrich your child’s life, and in more […]

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How Did You Name Your Dog? [Poll]

Fido! Spot! Buddy! Lassie! Patches! Sparky! There are so many classic dog names. These are names that people have been giving to their dogs for years, or maybe even centuries! And then there are names like…Waffles? Steve? Harry Potter? Benedict Cumberbatch? Snuggles McSnorflebug? It’s a big decision. So how did you name your dog? The name you choose for your dog can say a lot about you. People might be able to tell that you […]

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How a Shelter Dog Can Enrich Your Child’s Life

Pets enrich our lives greatly! Children specifically can benefit immensely from shelter pets. How can a shelter pet enrich your child’s life? Children will learn about misfortune of others and the importance of helping out when you have the ability. Having children interact with or adopt a shelter pet will demonstrate that it is important to be a helpful and kind person. Pets can also be great teachers of empathy. Children will see that opening […]

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Why Are Some Dogs Deaf? Featuring Adoptable Dog Penelope

We don’t have many deaf dogs come through The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), but it isn’t unheard of. These dogs usually have a harder time finding a home. Some deaf dogs can be reactionary and defensive, in part because they don’t have as much awareness of their surroundings. But why are some dogs deaf? Keep reading to find out. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas) […]

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Automatic Cat Feeder Review (and how it saved my relationship with my kitten!)

My kitten, Holley, is now 8 months old. If there is one thing we know about her, it is that she LOVES food – she is 100% food motivated! And truthfully, not very motivated by anything else. In the past, we have had issues with her waking us up at all hours of the night because she wanted to eat. Sometimes we would lock her out of the bedroom, but then she would sit at […]

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Curbing Your Cat’s Unwanted Behavior

It’s difficult to know what the best tactics are for training your cat! Therefore, curbing your cat’s unwanted behavior can be hard. Here at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we’ve compiled a list of three tactics that we believe help cats understand boundaries without instilling fear or aggression. Check out our tips below. Positive reinforcement has been shown to be beneficial for cats and dogs alike. Of course, that may not be the […]

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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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7 Myths about FeLV Cats

Cats with Feline Leukemia Virus deserve forever homes just as much as any other cats! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we have rooms full of cats that have tested positive for FeLV. Many adopters will not even enter those rooms or give those cats a chance. Cats with FeLV are loving and happy and enjoying life just like any other cat. Read on to find out 7 myths about FeLV cats and […]

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