What It Really Means to Advocate for Your Dog

Dogs can’t speak for themselves. So we have to speak for them. What does it mean to be an advocate for my dog? An advocate is a person who speaks or acts in support of or on behalf of someone or something else. Advocating for your dog means always doing what is best for them. As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to protect your dog from physical and emotional harm, and to ensure […]

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What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we regularly take in cats with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and care for them until they find their forever homes. The truth is, most people don’t know very much (or anything at all) about FIV, so potential adopters often pass over cats with this virus. We definitely understand that adopting a pet with unique needs can be daunting if you’re not familiar with the facts. That’s why […]

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Your Dog

silver bowl with dog food and 6 do's and don'ts of feeding your dog around the rim

In this day and age, most of us are pretty conscious about the food we put into our bodies. With the plethora of information out there about the different foods we eat, it’s hard not to be hyper-aware. But can we say the same thing about our dogs’ diets? We all love our dogs and want to select the best food for them to eat, but that is easier said than done. It’s important to […]

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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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Ticks? Yuck!

With the humid weather in Tucson acting up, you might have seen some creepy crawly critters on your four-legged friends after a hike or jog, but don’t worry! Our friends at Carrington College have put together an easy to read infographic to teach you what to do when you encounter a tick on your pet! How To Fight a Tick Infestation We spend a lot of time and effort to make our dogs healthy and […]

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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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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 […]

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Camping With Your Dogs

Camping is a common activity in Arizona, and when you hit the trails, there is no one better to bring along than your best furry friend! Do you know everything you need to know? Read through this post to make sure you are ready to go camping with your dogs. There are some things you need to consider when you are deciding if your dog would enjoy a camping trip! You want to make sure that […]

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Insect Shield Product Review

With weather warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to take your dogs for a hike, a swim, or pack up your car and head to a campsite. This is also the time of year that insects start to become a problem. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s PAWSH La Encantada supervisor and fellow pet lover, Allana Erickson, knows all about the struggle with outside pests. She wants to help you keep your […]

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