Coloring For Pets: Enter Our Monthly Contest Featuring Adoptable Pets

Do your kids love to color? Print out this coloring page and complete for The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s coloring for pets contest! Kids ages 6-11 can enter. The grand prize is a membership to HSSA’s Hand in Paw Kids Club. We’ve included some information on Hand in Paw, so you can learn more about the wonderful things kids get to experience when they are part of the club! This month’s coloring page […]

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Which HSSA Shelter Pet Are You? [Quiz]

At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we know that every dog out there has a perfect match. We think you might have a perfect match in our shelter, too. Which HSSA shelter pet are you? There are so many benefits of adopting a shelter dog. Not only are you saving a life, but you’re also bringing great joy to your own life. Adopting a shelter dog can enrich your child’s life, and in more […]

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How Did You Name Your Dog? [Poll]

Fido! Spot! Buddy! Lassie! Patches! Sparky! There are so many classic dog names. These are names that people have been giving to their dogs for years, or maybe even centuries! And then there are names like…Waffles? Steve? Harry Potter? Benedict Cumberbatch? Snuggles McSnorflebug? It’s a big decision. So how did you name your dog? The name you choose for your dog can say a lot about you. People might be able to tell that you […]

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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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Why Are Some Dogs Deaf? Featuring Adoptable Dog Penelope

We don’t have many deaf dogs come through The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), but it isn’t unheard of. These dogs usually have a harder time finding a home. Some deaf dogs can be reactionary and defensive, in part because they don’t have as much awareness of their surroundings. But why are some dogs deaf? Keep reading to find out. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas) […]

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3 Reasons You Should Adopt a Bonded Pair

Twice the fun, twice the comfort, twice the rescue. A bonded pair of animals has generally grown up together, and they have formed such a close bond that one or both animals respond poorly when not with the other. Why should you adopt a bonded pair? We’re giving you three great reasons. Plus, a video of a sweet bonded pair. At The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we often see animals come in together […]

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10 Quotes for Cat Lovers

If you’ve ever had a cat, you know that it is a special relationship that is unlike any other. Cats can be very independent and strong willed, which is why their love is so appreciated when they decide to grace us with it. Cats are elegant and peaceful creatures and the ideal pet for so many lifestyles. “74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have […]

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Tips for Taking Photos of Your Pets

We all want gorgeous pictures of our fur babies to keep and share, but taking photos of your pets it isn’t always easy. They tend to move around a lot and aren’t always cooperative. At the shelter we understand the value of a good looking photo. In the past couple months, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) has invested in high quality photo equipment and cameras to help showcase our animals. The Shelter Art […]

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Pucks for Paws Event 2016

Pucks for Paws HSSA

On Saturday, January 9th, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) and the University of Arizona hockey team hosted an event called Pucks for Paws. The event was a huge hit, and we had an outstanding turnout! Not only were dogs welcome at the event (the “paws” part of Pucks for Paws!), but all proceeds from the “doggy tickets” sold were donated to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Furthermore, the game itself was great! […]

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DIY Cat Toys in 6 Easy Steps

Making do-it-yourself cat toys at work?! I couldn’t be happier! The Pinterest-ready pin below breaks down how to make these nifty DIY cat toys in 6 easy steps. This is a very simple and fun craft, and your cat will love the results! Check out sweet bonded pair Silverbell and Jackie at the bottom of the pin. Here are 3 reasons you should adopt a bonded pair. Don’t have a cat but still want to […]

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