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

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) […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Should Adopt a Bonded Pair

Twice the fun, twice the comfort, twice the rescue. A bonded pair of animals has generally grown up together, and they have formed such a close bond that one or both animals respond poorly when not with the other. Why should you adopt a bonded pair? We’re giving you three great reasons. Plus, a video of a sweet bonded pair. At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we often see animals come in together […]

Continue Reading

DIY Yarn Picture Frames

Today, we made DIY yarn picture frames. We made a frame for one of our favorites cats at the shelter, Baby! She has been with The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) since September 2015. She is adorable, friendly, and healthy, and she also has Feline Leukemia Virus. Cats with FeLV need and deserve homes just as much as the rest, however, since many people aren’t familiar with this virus, they can often be passed […]

Continue Reading

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! […]

Continue Reading