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 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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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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Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation [UPDATE VIDEO]

[Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent video update] The Cedar Creek Fire has been devastating Show Low, and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is ready to help. We will be safely transporting the many animals at risk back to our facility. Now, we need YOUR help to assist as many animals as possible. As many as 100 animals are currently in the care of shelters at risk in the fire. […]

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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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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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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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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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