Tucson adoption special for mixed breed dogsby Karyn Zoldan on Nov. 04, 2011, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Animal Events, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona offers an adoption special from November 3 thru 6 for the first 20 people per day who adopt a mixed dog. The deal is it only costs you $10. There is an overwhelming number of unwanted pets that need homes.
from the press release
Come early to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Nov. 3-6 for a great adoption deal on mixed-breed dogs.
Each day from Thursday through Sunday, the fee will be just $10 for the first 20 mixed-breed adult dogs adopted at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. The HSSA has received an extraordinary large number of dogs in the past few days, and is overcrowded with nearly 400 animals.
These dogs need homes!
Nearly 70 percent of animals received by the HSSA are relinquished to our care by the owner. The following are the most common reasons pet owners relinquish their pets. There are options to consider before making a decision.
• Moving? Look for pet-friendly housing, don’t just assume you won’t be able to take your pet with you. There is a list on the HSSA website.
• Medical issue? Ask your veterinarian to set up a payment plan to cover routine or unexpected costs.
• Behavior issues? Behavior issues can usually be remedied with just a few changes. The two most common reasons that dogs become destructive are boredom or stress. Get your dog exercise, play fetch or other games. Check the training tips section on our website.
• Not enough time to care for? Carefully consider the type and breed of dog before adopting to adapt to your lifestyle, and never adopt a dog in the spur-of-the-moment.
• Conduct a search yourself. Consider asking a friend or family member to open their heart and home to your pet or use a third party such as petfinder.com to list your pet.
• If it is a purebred, contact a rescue group.
• Puppies and kittens? If you are surrendering puppies or kittens, please hold onto them until they are 8 weeks old. They will be healthier and have a better chance of surviving. During that time, you may also find someone who would like to adopt them! Make sure to get your pet(s) at home spayed or neutered.
• Never let your pet loose on the street thinking it will have a better chance of survival. Animals are like humans and need food, shelter, water and care.
• If you find a stray, contact the HSSA Lost and Found number immediately so we can help search for its owner. Also, post notices in the neighbor hood and on petfinder.com.
• Relinquishment, the HSSA provides a relinquishment service for pet owners. Please make an appointment with an intake counselor to release your pet into our care.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is located at 3450 N. Kelvin Boulevard (just north of Fort Lowell between Dodge and Country Club). The HSSA is open 11 am -6 pm Monday- Saturday and noon-5 pm Sunday. For more information call 327-6088