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In Memory: Alisha Escoto, Web Designer, Dog Rescuer

In Memory: Alisha Escoto, Web Designer, Dog Rescuer

The sky is a little bit brighter tonight as Tucson lost one of its shining stars yesterday. On Sunday February 17, 2019, Alisha May Escoto (McGhee) lost her long and hard-fought battle against depression. A memorial service will be held for her Feb. 21 at […]

A Tucson Tail Looks Back at 2018

A Tucson Tail Looks Back at 2018

2018 was a good year at A Tucson Tail. Many greyhounds stayed here at the bed & biscuit home away from home. Let’s see there was Furlough, Flash, Lily, Ernie, Zig Zag, Jarvis, Felix, Mochi, Coffee, Kingston, Mandy and Harley. Non-greyhounds were Sam, Bella, Rio, […]

12+ year old littermates return to A Tucson Tail dog boarding

12+ year old littermates return to A Tucson Tail dog boarding

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Kingston relaxes on the patio

I am Kingston. I am a male of few words. I usually let Mandy do the talking but she talked last time so I guess it’s my turn.

I’m old, 12 years 7 months, by greyhound standards. I mostly eat and sleep and go for short walks and mark new spaces. I think I have marked Karyn’s patio pretty thoroughly.

My people went away but I know they are returning. Karyn follows their directions well but I bark at her to deviate and give me more cookies but she sticks to the plan.

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Daisy + Kingston on the patio

I like Daisy. She’s a wild girl. She zips around the patio like she’s in charge. I try to hang out with her as much as I can.

Two of My Favorite Things: Libraries and Dogs (Cats Included)

Two of My Favorite Things: Libraries and Dogs (Cats Included)

As if I didn’t already love the Pima County Library, here’s one librarian (Vicki Ann Duraine) who started a campaign to help the homeless pets during the holidays at Pima Animal Care Center. Last year her campaign collected 1,600 pounds of contributions. Let’s raise that […]

Fun Events: Ugly Sweater, Flea-less Market, Santa Photos, Run/Walk

Fun Events: Ugly Sweater, Flea-less Market, Santa Photos, Run/Walk

Here are a few events happening this weekend and in the near future that not only fund-raise but provide some fun for you and/or with your dog/s. Friday, 12/14 – 5 to 9 pm – Ugly Sweater Fundraiser Wear one or without for the Cherished […]

Sips for SavetheSaveable.com Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sips for SavetheSaveable.com Wine Tasting Fundraiser

2 Nights at Tucson Adventure Dog Ranch (part of Diggity Dog Prize)

SavetheSaveable.com, an initiative under the grassroots No Kill Pima County, is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser at the sparkling Arizona Wine Collective in St. Philips Plaza* on Sunday from 4 to 6 pm.

Price of admission ($25) includes sampling five Arizona wines paired with complimentary food. Buy three bottles of wine to go and 10% of your purchase will be donated to SavetheSaveable and you will be in wine nirvana. Drink local.

Donated by The Lost Highway Sign Co. ( part of Cat’s Meow Prize)

There may be an adoptable dog or two on the patio.  Mingle with other animal lovers and wine drinkers while supporting a campaign that puts emphasis on harder to adopt senior and special needs pets.

Take your chance on winning three raffle baskets geared to dogs only/Diggity Dog, cats only/Cat’s Meow or us humans. You can put your tickets in the baskets of what you want to win. It’s best to reserve in advance but walk-ins are welcome if space permits. If you can’t be there but still want to enter the raffle, buy tickets online and then let me know what baskets you want to win. Tickets and prizes here.

See you there! *Location – 4280 N Campbell Rd., #155. Tucson, AZ 85718

My 20th Anniversary of Greyhound Adoption, Tucson

My 20th Anniversary of Greyhound Adoption, Tucson

Twenty years ago today, I adopted my first greyhound. Little did I know how greyhound adoption would alter my life and define it as well. At the time I was struggling to be self-employed in Southern California and decided I wanted a dog because with […]

12 Year Old Greyhound Littermates at A Tucson Tail Boarding

12 Year Old Greyhound Littermates at A Tucson Tail Boarding

Mandy greyhound here: Me and my littermate Kingston are here at A Tucson Tail bed and biscuit greyhound and senior dog boarding for a week. We recently moved to Tucson from Texas.  Karyn was amazed that both me and Kingston have gorgeous teeth. We could […]

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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At A Tucson Tail, we adore the seniors. Unfortunately, senior pets don’t fly off the shelves like kittens and puppies. Most dogs are considered seniors at six or seven depending on their size but for small dogs, a 10-year-old, is middle-age. Senior pets also make great companions for senior citizens.

Here are 5 benefits of adopting a senior:

Older dogs usually have manners. They have spent most of their lives living with people and are socialized. They may have received training and are probably potty trained.

Monty @ Tucson Cold Wet Noses

What you see is what you get. You won’t be surprised how big your dog might get or what color her adult coat might be. Your senior pet might be missing an eye or a toe or a few teeth but that doesn’t get in the way of their enjoyment of life.

You can teach an old dog new tricks (cats, don’t even think about it). Find a trainer who is adept with seniors and senior enrichment and go have fun together.

Adopted senior pets are grateful. Yes, they know you saved them from a terrible fate and you will quickly form a bond with your senior pet.

Jade from SOS Cat Rescue

Take pride in senior pet adoption. Spread the senior pet adoption gospel. People will think you’re special because you made a commitment to an older pet…and you are.

These Tucson rescue groups have many senior dogs looking for forever homes: Tucson Cold Wet Noses, Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, Mature Mutts at PACC and SOS Cat Rescue to name a few.

Life at A Tucson Tail is sweet for Mochi greyhound

Life at A Tucson Tail is sweet for Mochi greyhound

Me is Mochi which means sweet in Japanese. Karyn calls me Mochi Pochi. What does Pochi mean? I like staying here because I am best friends with Girlfriend and Daisy. I go for a walk with Karyn and Daisy then I go for a walk […]