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Have a pet related question?

We're here to help! #ASKHSSA was created to help pets and the people who love them with questions about pet ownership and more. Have a question for us? Send an email to and stay tuned for our answer. For blog updates follow HSSA on Facebook by clicking here. 


Can my pet be a therapy pet? #ASKHSSA

Can my pet be a therapy pet? #ASKHSSA Good question. Before we can answer this question, it is important to know that not every pet is suited to being a therapy pet. Therapy pets are introduced to new people and new environments constantly. They must possess a high degree of socialization towards strangers – especially […]

Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Puppy Snacks

Super Bowl Puppy Snacks Celebrate the big game day with your favorite canines Whether you’re a Patriots fan or you back the Rams all the way, you are sure to be watching on Sunday, February 3rd. Check out these pet friendly treats you can serve up on game day. –Football cookies for dogs –Game Day […]


Rats enter retirement

Rats enter retirement Humane education ambassadors retire to forever homes Bubbles, Blossom, Buttercup, and Lucy have served the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Education department for the past two years. They have joined our Education staff in school visits, Summer Camps and Birthday Pawties. These rats helped children learn about gentle animal handling, pet overpopulation […]