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Summertime Safety!

Summertime Safety!

Story & Photo Provided by Jeremy Brown, The Complete Canine Summertime is a difficult time as a pet owner in the Sonoran Desert, and there are many things we should consider as responsible pack leaders. HEAT PRECAUTIONS: It is obvious that we have extreme heat in...

The Daily Dilemma of the Homeless & Their Pets

The Daily Dilemma of the Homeless & Their Pets

Story by Rebecca West Ask any number of people their views on the homeless population with pets, and you’re likely to get a mix of responses. A lot feel bad for the animal and feel it’s unfair of the owner or irresponsible to keep them under the circumstances. But...

Precious Time Dogs Steps Up For Pups in Need

Precious Time Dogs Steps Up For Pups in Need

HOPE Animal Shelter launches an initiative to provide a bridge for at-risk dogs to their forever homes. Story by Emily Dieckman, Photos courtesy of HOPE Animal Shelter Stacy Van Dyke is a board member at HOPE Animal Shelter who has also been volunteering with the...

From the Director’s Desk: Pima Animal Care Center

From the Director’s Desk: Pima Animal Care Center

Story and photos by Monica Dangler, Interim Director It’s been quite a year and it seems like we may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for COVID-19! Fingers crossed. However, at PACC and shelters across the country we are just beginning to see the long-term...

Pet Partners, Improving Human Health

Pet Partners, Improving Human Health

Story by Rebecca West and Photos courtesy of Pet Partners of Southern Arizona Gentle eyes, a loving gaze, and a soft nudge. Antics that bring laughter and uplift spirits. Companionship and loyalty like no other. Animals bring joy and comfort to hundreds of millions of...

The Leader of the Pack Speaks

The Leader of the Pack Speaks

Dearest readers, As we head into summer, I am so happy to see things opening up in our world with most of us finding a new normal in our daily lives. It has been a very rough year and a half for everyone, and it feels good to see things moving in a forward motion...

Flying High!

Flying High!

Story and photos by Nancy Schuessler Several times a year, Al Johnson boards his blue and white Cessna airplane and flies from Marana Regional Airport to Deming, New Mexico and back. His cargo? A homeless dog. His mission? To help it find a family. “It starts with a...

WOOFstock Cover Dog Contest Winners 2021

WOOFstock Cover Dog Contest Winners 2021

Story by Rebecca West     Photos courtesy of dog parents Another year has passed and another WOOFstock cover dog photo contest has taken place. This year, our three winners couldn’t look any less alike, but together they share some amazingly...

The Benefits of Dogs for kids

The Benefits of Dogs for kids

The bond between canines and humans is well established. Dogs are our best buds, faithful companions, and loyal protectors. They bring us joy, make us laugh, and ease our sorrows. They’re even responsible for the increased longevity of us upright bipeds and recognized...

Welcome, Zelda!

Welcome, Zelda!

Story and photos by Emily Dieckman After years of writing for the Tucson Dog, staff writer gets dog of her own, and finds joy and connection during the pandemic. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting a dog since before we moved in together 3.5 years ago....

Holiday Cover Dog Contest Winners

Holiday Cover Dog Contest Winners

Story by Rebeca West Here they are, the fabulous winners of our 2nd Annual Holiday Cover Dog Contest! This year’s participation level was phenomenal, with 50 contestants entered, and we couldn’t have been more excited with the amazing turnout and fantastic images...

Online Learning’s Newest Additions

Online Learning’s Newest Additions

Story by Bella Wexler Any student or teacher who started classes again this Fall would agree, school looks quite different than it has in the past. With so many districts using some form of online learning, we’ve gotten used to our bedrooms becoming our classrooms....

Cody’s Friends In Need of Holiday Donations

Cody’s Friends In Need of Holiday Donations

Story by Rebecca West Photos by Amber Allen A constant convoy of food banks, rescue groups, and people in need — not to mention burning through as many as 8,000 1-gallon baggies for packaging pet food each month — is pretty much the norm for Cody’s Friends these days....