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 […]

Continue Reading

What is Feline Leukemia Virus?

What is Feline Leukemia Virus? Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that causes cats to have a weaker immune system. It is a contagious virus, and is spread from cat to cat through saliva and other bodily secretions. However, it is not a highly contagious disease, and usually requires a prolonged period of close contact between an infected cat and susceptible cats. Many people will never consider adopting an FeLV positive cat because […]

Continue Reading

Mother’s Day for Dogs

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s also Mother’s Day for dogs, and we decided to honor all of our beautiful mama dogs! Many of them have been living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) shelter for far too long. We knew we had to do something special for our sweet girls, and when we came across Sophie Gamand’s Flower Power project we were immediately inspired! We crafted our own flower crowns to show a sweet, […]

Continue Reading

Bonded Cat & Dog!

This cute duo, Zeus and Turbo, came into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) last week as a bonded pair. What is a bonded pair? A bonded pair is two animals who have generally grown up together and formed a bond so close that one or both animals do not respond well when they are not placed together. It is best for these animals to be adopted into the same home. Zeus and Turbo […]

Continue Reading

Adoptable Cats Nez and Tandem

Have you met adoptable cats Nez and Tandem? These adorable brothers are currently living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Main Campus. They are as sweet as they come. Nez and Tandem are 6-month-old Siamese Chocolate Point cats. Check out the video below to see more. These cats tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV. That might sound scary or daunting, but it’s really not. FIV is a retrovirus, similar to Human […]

Continue Reading

Which Cat Breed Are You Most Compatible With? [Quiz]

Did you know different breeds of cats have different temperaments? A cat’s temperament can differ even within a breed. It can depend heavily on your cat’s personality. For example, even though most Maine Coons will be independent and most Tortoiseshells will be feisty, yours may not be. The more time you spend with your cat, the more you will learn about his or her personality and temperament. There are, however, some general breed personality traits […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading