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 […]

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Summertime Pet Safety [Quiz]

It’s that time of year again…summer is here! Living in Arizona, we know the dangers of the heat of summer, and most of us know how to take care of ourselves in the triple digit weather. Pet owners, however, must take hot weather precautions for their pets, too. It’s not always easy, because our pets can’t talk to us and tell us when they are thirsty or too hot. It’s important to be educated in […]

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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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7 Reasons Your Cat Will Love Da Bird [Kitten Video]

7 reasons your cat will love Da Bird [KITTEN VIDEO]

We’re here to tell you about your cat’s new favorite toy: Da Bird! Da Bird is a surprisingly simple, engaging toy that is sure to entertain kittens and older felines alike. Even the most stubborn cats are intrigued by Da Bird and its ingenious design! We tested it out on some kittens to see how they react! Check out the video below! 1. It looks like a bird! When the toy is flittering through the […]

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Cool Pups Freezer Pops Review

Summer is almost here! Imagine sitting on a patio having a refreshing drink or maybe an ice cream to cool yourself off. You look down and your best friend is there with you, chomping away on their own refreshing and cooling treat. You’re both so happy and feeling good! I’m here to tell you that you can make this vision a reality! Grab your pup and their Cool Pup Cooling toy and head to a […]

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Does Your Dog Need Training? [Quiz]

Does your dog need training? Training your dog isn’t easy, that’s for sure. But the truth is, all dogs can benefit from training. Sit! Stay! Speak! Shake! There are many benefits to training your dog. A trained dog is a well-mannered, fully-functioning member of the family! Plus, most important to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is that training is the number one thing that keeps dogs in their forever home! We love that. […]

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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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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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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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