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HSSA Feature Pets of the Week

Meet Malakai and Margo

Monday, November 29th, 2021

This week, we want to show you the impact you have made by being a part of our Giving Tuesday event and donating life-saving funds. Whether you donated $5.00 or $500, your support made a huge difference. Meet two special pets who's lives were saved here at HSSA, Malakai and Margo, thanks to contributions like yours.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Barb and Cosette, and learn more about Giving Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

This week, meet two special pets who's lives were saved here at HSSA, Barb and Cosette, and learn more about how you can be a part of the incredible and heart-warming transformations of sick, injured, and homeless pets here at HSSA by giving a charitable donation to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Giving Tuesday, November 30th.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Jarhead and Marvin, and learn what's happening at HSSA.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Jarhead and Marvin, and learn more about how you can help us provide some relief to struggling families by helping them feed their pets this holiday season with our Wish for a Full Dish pet food donation drive.

Puttin' on the Dog 2021

Puttin’ on the Dog Sunset Luau, a raving success!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

On the evening of October 16th, 2021, caring hearts from all over the Southern Arizona region came together in one space to support an organization near and dear to their hearts, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA). Not only was this event one that would give back to HSSA, but it also doubled as an event that allowed HSSA to pay a special recognition and gratitude to all of its incredible donors who have unwaveringly supported it throughout the years.

As the commencement of the event approached, guests began arriving and the anticipation of what fun was to come was palpable, filling every crevice of the space. Donning vibrant, festive, floral outfits representative of tropical wear, you could most definitely say each guest was embracing the theme of the evening in full fashion, literally.

The evening began with mingling, hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails out on the stunning luau-styled patio. The energy was high, the drinks were flowing, and the atmosphere was overflowing with laughter and chatter. There was a recognizable relief among everyone to simply be surrounded by people once again.

The guests were more than happy to continue mingling, but HSSA had a little something up it’s sleeve to bring the event up to a whole different level, Polynesian dancers! The incredible Halau Hula O Ualani’s group of Polynesian dancers transported every single one of our guests to the white sandy beaches of Hawai’i during their performance, emitting the true Aloha Spirit throughout the room and sharing their beautiful culture flawlessly.

Once the performance had ended, concluding with a resounding, “Aloha!” to and from the dancers, our guests were antsy to get the bidding started on the extravagant, grand live auction items ready for them. Auctioneer, Bobby D. of Call to Auction, appeared and the energy in the room tripled as he began. There was laughter, excitement, and fun! With each passing auction item paddles were going up left and right, front and center, bidding wars ensued as guests tried their best to win the item that had caught their attention, all the while recognizing that with every raise of the paddle, more life-saving funds would be headed to the homeless pets at HSSA to aid in their care and comfort.

After all was said and done, the live auction over, the golden ticket drawn, the silent auction complete, and the bar closed, it was clear to all that this event had accomplished precisely what it set out to do. (1) Raise funds to support the homeless pets and unique programs and services at HSSA, (2) bring together and show gratitude to HSSA’s second-to-none supporters, and (3) give people a good time. With each objective completed, HSSA raised around $156,000 through the events of the evening. Incredible!

We here at HSSA want to extend a heart-felt thank you to all who participated in Puttin’ on the Dog Sunset Luau 2021. It is undeniably clear that it would not have been the success it was without the kind and giving hearts of each of you. The funds you made possible will save countless lives and give each homeless pet in our shelter a fighting chance at a truly happy life, the life they undoubtedly deserve. Thank you for coming together and supporting our cause. We are unwaveringly grateful for all you do for us. Until next year!

HSSA Adoptable Pet of the Week

Meet Flipper

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

"Hi there, I'm Flipper! I'm a very handsome 5 year old boy. As soon as you meet me, I'll be rubbing my head against you to solicit some pets! Yup, I'm a snuggle bug through and through. Fluffy blankets and squishy pillows are my favorite places to relax - put one in your lap and I could stay there all bundled up for a loooong time. I can't wait to meet my forever family so I can share all of my love and affection with them! Come meet me at 635 W Roger Road, and call an adoptions counselor at 520-327-6088 ext 173 to learn more about me!"

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Ginger and Hazel!

Tuesday, October  26th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Ginger and Hazel, and learn more about HSSA's pet supply boutique, PAWSH, where you can find everything you need for your family pets, while also supporting homeless pets.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Jordan and Blue, and learn more about HSSA happenings.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Jordan and Blue, and learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets by becoming a HSSA Volunteer.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Curie and Olive, and discover more!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Curie and Olive, and learn more about HSSA's annual Puttin' on the Dog Online Auction and how you can bid on incredible items, and help save shelter pet lives.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Adoptables Flipper and Canelo, and more!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Flipper and Canelo, and learn more about HSSA's various low-cost clinic services and how we can help you give your pet the best care at affordable costs.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Lila and Myla and learn more about HSSA happenings

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Lila and Myla, and learn more about the HSSA Thrift Store's new senior dog adoption program, Senior Dogs of Tucson, and how you can adopt your new best friend and shop all at the same time!

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week and More!

Meet Goliath and Luciano

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

This week, meet long-stay adoptables, Goliath and Luciano, and learn more about the mythical magic that awaits at this year's youth humane education Fall Break Camp!

HSSA Long-stay Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Frida and Simba!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

This week, meet long-stay adoptables, Frida and Simba, who have been waiting in the shelter for their forever families to find them for over 100 days. Help them find their happily ever after!

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week

Meet Tank and Dora, and learn more about the happenings at HSSA

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Dora and Tank, and learn more about how HSSA's Paws & Pages Literacy Program can help build confidence and literacy skills in your child, and how you can get them involved!.

Freeman Education and Behavior Center Groundbreaking!

Monday, August 9th, HSSA commenced construction on its revolutionary new center, the Freeman Education and Behavior Center

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

The Freeman Education and Behavior Center will alter the animal welfare industry forever, and aims to become a blueprint for animal shelters across the nation to emulate and help build a brighter future in our country for pets and the people who love them.

This center takes major leaps in allowing us to support pet owners in Tucson and the surrounding area long after they leave the adoption clinic with their forever family.

From behavioral training events and youth camps to our Community Cat Program and research partnership with the UAZ College of Veterinary Medicine and their Canine Cognition Institute, you will find it all at the Freeman Education and Behavioral Center.

Please enjoy this video highlighting the vision of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and all the generous donors who made this incredible advancement possible.

HSSA Adoptable Pets of the Week and More!

Meet Moochie and Tazzy

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

This week, meet adoptables, Moochie and Tazzy, and learn more about the ground breaking ceremony that commenced the construction of HSSA's revolutionary new addition, the Freeman Education and Behavior Center.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is set to break ground on its revolutionary Education & Behavior Center on Monday, August 9th with Mayor Regina Romero and other local officials.

Friday, August 6th, 2021

A monumental moment in the animal welfare industry has come to light as the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) breaks ground on its newest revolutionary endeavor, an Education and Behavior Center, with appearances and comments by Mayor Regina Romero, Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Judge Maria Felix, and UA Canine Cognition Institute Director, Evan MacLean on Monday, August 9th at 8:45 am.

This new center is the final of a three phase plan the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has taken on in order to see through its mission of ending pet homelessness in Southern Arizona. Beginning with a crucial move to its new, larger, more modern campus at 635 W. Roger Rd, this final phase will become the heart of that home in further strengthening the relationship HSSA has with its community as an accessible and reliable resource for them and their pets.

As the animal welfare industry embarks into a new era that extends far beyond an adoption-centric model, HSSA is at the forefront. Its new Education and Behavioral Center will provide pet-families in our community with the tools they need to solve behavioral problems and deepen the bond they have with their pets.

At the heart of the new center will be a 2,000 square foot, climate-controlled, training room, with capabilities of extending into an outdoor space as weather permits, that is designed to house community events and discussion, multi-faceted pet behavioral training, and youth humane education classes and camps. Additionally, HSSA’s Community Cat Program will be headquartered in another wing of this center, providing the opportunity for new programs to be birthed that will allow for more community cats to become eligible for adoption and find loving homes.

The space will likewise house two state-of-the-art behavior research rooms that will act as research hubs for the innovative and essential research being conducted with the University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine and their Canine Cognition Institute. A partnership that HSSA is passionately committed to upholding and supporting. To learn more about the type of research to be performed at the center, click here.

The Education and Behavior Center stands as a pillar on which animal welfare in Southern Arizona can grow, evolve, and improve. A symbol of the ground-breaking moves HSSA is making to fulfil the promises it has made to homeless, at-risk, and adopted pets here in our community, and the people who love them.