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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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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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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Tucson Dog Park Tour

Tucson was voted “Top City for Pets” in 2015 by pets360.com and PetSmart! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) wants to share the best dog parks for you to explore with your favorite fur-ever friends! Check out the Tucson Dog Park Tour map below and don’t forget to share with your dog walking friends and family! You can also download and print the PDF shown above and click here to share with your friends!  […]

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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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Humanely Speaking Summer Digital Issue

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is proud to present our first ever digital version of Humanely Speaking. Humanely Speaking is HSSA’s quarterly magazine. It contains a wealth of information about events, programs, and all the wonderful things happening at HSSA. We decided to use the digital platform for the Humanely Speaking summer 2016 issue because it is such an interactive option! This magazine is FULL of clickable links and videos as well as helpful […]

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National Mutt Day is July 31st!

July 31st is National Mutt Day! In honor of National Mutt Day, we have compiled adorable profiles for some of our cutest adoptable mutts! In addition, scroll to the bottom if you’re curious to find out specifics about your dog’s breed! At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we know that every pet has it’s own personality. Likewise, we believe that each pet should be given every chance to show their personality without being […]

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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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