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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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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Pet Gifts, Raffles, and Discount Codes

Pet gifts, raffles, and discount codes that are sure to make your holidays bright! There are only six Saturdays until Christmas! Check out these pet gifts, raffles, and discount codes. Plus, some cute pictures of dogs with Santa! Things to buy!  Haven’t sent your holiday greetings out yet? These cards featuring actual shelter pets from 2016 are the perfect solution!  A portion of each card you buy from HSSA’s Cafepress store is automatically donated to the Humane Society of […]

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Summertime Frozen Dog Treats

Summertime Frozen Dog Treats It’s summertime! As the weather heats up, what is better than a nice, refreshing, frozen treat? Your dog deserves one too! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we keep our pets in air-conditioned kennels and monitor activity to make sure pets stay cool and comfortable. We also treat our dogs with special, frozen treats and play time in our beloved kiddie pools. Check out the tutorial video below for […]

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DIY Cat Shoes

Spruce up your everyday shoes with an easy overhaul, just for cat-lovers! You’ll feel so good when people ask you where you got your shoes and you can say, “I made them myself!” The main things you’ll need for this quick craft are some solid-colored shoes and acrylic paint! For our video we free handed sketches onto the shoes before painting. However, you can also find an outline online and use tracing paper or carbon paper […]

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DIY Cat Coasters

This post is for all the crazy cat ladies, like me! Watch the DIY cat coasters video below and then click through the best selling cat toys on Amazon. Did you know that you can set up your Amazon account to automatically donate to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) every time you make a purchase? Signing up is easy, just go to AmazonSmile, log into your account, and select The Humane Society of […]

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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, […]

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Which Super Pet Are You? [Quiz]

Superman’s got nothin’ on SuperDog! We know you’re a superhero when it comes to helping animals in need. You might even be saving the world. But when it comes to being cute, we’ve got you beat. We’ve got a series of super pets for you that are certainly the cutest superheros you’ve ever seen. Curious to find out which one you match with? We want to know, which super pet are you? Take the quiz […]

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Paw Print Painting With Shelter Dogs

We’ve been doing so much DIY lately, and we thought it would be cool for our dogs to get in on the action. This is Paw Print Painting With Shelter Dogs. Supplies: Blank paper or a printed out picture for your dog to walk on A sheet or board to put underneath so the paint doesn’t spill in your house or yard Paper plates to put the paint in Non-toxic, washable kids’ paint That’s it! […]

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Home is Where My Pets Are: Valentine’s Wreath Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t think of anything more deserving of a holiday than love. People tend to think of it primarily as a holiday for romantic love, but I see it as a day to celebrate all the love around you! Including your immense love for your pets! Valentine’s Day is about showing appreciation. Think fondly of your fur friends while you’re making it, and remember how much they mean […]

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