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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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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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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Grooming 101

We spend a lot of time grooming and tending to our own physical health and appearance. But do we spend a proportionate amount of time on our dogs’ health and appearance? It’s our responsibility as dog owners to keep their fur, nails, and mouths as clean and hygienic as possible. Read the Grooming 101 pin below for tips on brushing and bathing your pooch. Click here for a full list of tips and tricks for […]

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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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Automatic Cat Feeder Review (and how it saved my relationship with my kitten!)

My kitten, Holley, is now 8 months old. If there is one thing we know about her, it is that she LOVES food – she is 100% food motivated! And truthfully, not very motivated by anything else. In the past, we have had issues with her waking us up at all hours of the night because she wanted to eat. Sometimes we would lock her out of the bedroom, but then she would sit at […]

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Curbing Your Cat’s Unwanted Behavior

It’s difficult to know what the best tactics are for training your cat! Therefore, curbing your cat’s unwanted behavior can be hard. Here at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), we’ve compiled a list of three tactics that we believe help cats understand boundaries without instilling fear or aggression. Check out our tips below. Positive reinforcement has been shown to be beneficial for cats and dogs alike. Of course, that may not be the […]

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5 Tips for Apartment Living with Dogs

Balancing the perks of living in an apartment with the responsibilities of dog ownership can be tricky. There are many factors to consider when choosing to have a dog in an apartment or even a small house. Keep reading to see our tips for apartment living with dogs. 1. Check with your landlord. Some landlords are carefree and don’t mind if you have dogs of any breed or size, but some are more picky. Find […]

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Is Your Cat Obsessed with Food?

Is your cat obsessed with food? My cat Holley is. We feed her ¼ cup of food twice a day, as our vet instructed, but she acts like it’s nowhere near enough. She sprints around, meowing and yowling, asking for second and third dinner. The worst part is that she demands food in the very early morning, when we would normally have another 2 hours of sleep before our day begins. I was excited to […]

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