Our New Forever Home, A Big Night Out, and A Look To The Future!

We’ve had a big month! There’s a lot happening at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and we want to share in our excitement with everyone. The month of April has seen some significant changes for the HSSA. We’re making history as we strive to make the lives of shelter animals better. Our ten-year trek to our new location is now complete, and we’ve been busy with our annual fundraiser. Now we’re ready to get […]

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7 Commitments You Make When You Own a Dog

Owning a dog is a big deal, that’s no secret. Pet ownership is (and should be) a big decision with many factors. It goes far beyond just wanting a cute puppy to play with. Making the commitment to take care of another living being besides yourself can teach you a lot about yourself, about unconditional love, about responsibility, and even about making mistakes. All things considered, owning a dog is one of the most rewarding […]

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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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Are You A Responsible Dog Owner? [Quiz]

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Here at Letters from the Kennel, we will be celebrating by featuring a series of four blog posts containing tips, tricks, and trivia about dog ownership. No one loves us like our dogs, and no one loves our dogs quite like we do. But just like with our human children, dog parenting is hard! It’s easy to make mistakes, and oh-so-important to be educated. Owning a dog is a […]

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Back to School

Kids are already heading Back to School and your schedule is filling up quickly. This time of year is stressful, not only for us, but for our pets, too. It can be difficult for your dog to adjust after becoming accustomed to spending all day with their favorite kid during the summer. To help them transition try to establish a new routine. Before you leave for the day, plan on taking them for a walk. […]

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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 Resumes That Will Impress Your New Landlord

We’ve all been there. The moment when you find the perfect apartment that checks all of your boxes – and then you find out they don’t accept certain breeds of dogs, cats or any pets at all! It instantly crushes your dreams. But there may be another way…pet resumes that will impress your new landlord. If you’ve found a home that is a great match for your lifestyle, but the landlord needs a little convincing, […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens! Over 1,300 cats were brought into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) during kitten season in 2016. Thanks to the warm Arizona climate, cats in our community breed more often than their colder climate counterparts. As kittens inundate shelters all over the nation, we really count on our communities to help us through this busy time. Read on to learn tips and tricks for adopting kittens and […]

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7 Ways to Show Your Pet That You Love Them

Everywhere you turn there are roses, chocolate and fuzzy-feeling social media posts. It must be Valentine’s Day! But what if your one true love is your beloved pet? Celebrate your special bond with these 7 easy ways to show your pet that you love them! Let’s get to it… 1. Treats Cats. Dogs. Kids. Boyfriends. Everyone loves a Valentine’s Day treat! If your heart belongs to your kitty cat, try this Tuna Heart Cat Treat […]

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How Do I Know if My Dog is in Pain?

They can sense illness and anxiety in us, but it’s hard to know for sure with a pet if they are in tip-top shape! People get seriously connected to their pets. When your pet gives you extra snuggles and kisses because you’re feeling down, it’s easy to think that you would be able to sense the same things in them and be able to provide the proper care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and […]

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