A Day in the Life of a Shelter Dog

a day in the life of a shelter dog row of kennels

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a shelter dog is like? The following fictional story is based on the real day-to-day operations that take place every single day at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA). We love and care for the pets in our shelter, and do everything we can to give them the best life here while they wait for their forever family. Andie’s “Tail” 6:30am: *Yawn!* Today […]

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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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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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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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Mother’s Day for Dogs

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s also Mother’s Day for dogs, and we decided to honor all of our beautiful mama dogs! Many of them have been living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) shelter for far too long. We knew we had to do something special for our sweet girls, and when we came across Sophie Gamand’s Flower Power project we were immediately inspired! We crafted our own flower crowns to show a sweet, […]

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Which Super Pet Are You? [Quiz]

Superman’s got nothin’ on SuperDog! We know you’re a superhero when it comes to helping animals in need. You might even be saving the world. But when it comes to being cute, we’ve got you beat. We’ve got a series of super pets for you that are certainly the cutest superheros you’ve ever seen. Curious to find out which one you match with? We want to know, which super pet are you? Take the quiz […]

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Adoptable Cats Nez and Tandem

Have you met adoptable cats Nez and Tandem? These adorable brothers are currently living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Main Campus. They are as sweet as they come. Nez and Tandem are 6-month-old Siamese Chocolate Point cats. Check out the video below to see more. These cats tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV. That might sound scary or daunting, but it’s really not. FIV is a retrovirus, similar to Human […]

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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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