What makes dogs so special? Here are a few ways: Unconditional love – Dogs greet us at the door like they are happy to see you whether you’re gone all day at work or a short jaunt to the grocery store. Wealthy or poor; neat […]
In Chinese astrology each zodiac year (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth…the year of 2018 meets element […]
That’s me (Karyn Zoldan) and that’s my greyhound Girlfriend. We’re both old. Girlfriend is 12 ½ which is a near miracle for a greyhound and I’m approaching one of those birthdays ending with a zero and wondering how I ever got this old.
When we sit on the couch jockeying for space, I am content that we could grow old together but then wonder about dogs and cats that have lived in loving homes and find themselves in the shelter. What a scary proposition. How did they get there? Did their people die and then a relative turned them in? Did they go into a nursing home or assisted living where pets were not allowed? Did someone move or lose the ability to pay for a place to live and just dump them? Did some uncaring person trade them in for a younger model? Did they get loose and no one ever found them?
Who knows? But plenty of senior dogs and cats find their way to PACC. And they are not being adopted as quickly as their younger counterparts.
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. You can adopt a senior pet anytime but November brings attention to their plight.
Please consider sponsoring a senior pet during November. While the funds are available, SavetheSaveable.com is donating $100 to the veterinarian of an adopter who adopts a senior dog or cat from Pima Animal Care Center during November and possibly beyond. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate; all donations large and small are gratefully received.
My blog and small dog boarding business kicked off the campaign with $500 and Baja Cafe (who has a soft spot for seniors) made a generous donation as well as some caring folks, so far. Can you help too? Let’s make it a rocking group effort!
Pictured: 7 year old Aiden just had eye surgery and maybe some dental work. He’s in the small dog room at PACC waiting for his new family. Sweet boy! A615368
Tucson CARES (Companion Animal Rescue Education and Support) is a unique, ‘small but mighty’ all volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to ‘saving the savable’ through direct action and advocacy. Tucson CARES goes beyond rescue and adoption into other elements of the No Kill Model […]
Mostly Cockers and Poms is a Tucson-based 501c3 specializing in Cocker Spaniels and Pomeranians. A small rescue, all their donations come from people like you. They will go the distance like they did with Jenny, a Pom, who was a throwaway. Jenny had a huge mass on her stomach. Fortunately, the mass was not cancerous but instead a complex hernia and its removal cost $1,200. That is a great deal of money for any rescue organization, especially a small rescue. Jenny was adopted and now lives like the cherished pet she is, all because of Mostly Cockers and Poms.
Can you donate some of these items on their wish list?
- Food donations – Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Formula or other good quality Grain Free dry dog food
- Collars & harnesses – Sizes: XS, S, Med
- Good quality transportable 10 x 10 tent for events – their tent is broken!
- Portable rolling wagon or cart with sides to carry tables, chairs, and supplies to our events
- From car to event table.
- Loving foster homes – short and long term
- Dedicated volunteers – for regular events, special events, social media postings, transportation and an assistant to the director to help with public contacts/inquiries, foster support, venue scheduling
- Tax deductible donations
For the month of October, Beading Divas to the Rescue chose Mostly Cockers & Poms to be their bracelet fundraising recipient. Please consider buying a bracelet or three (shop early for the holidays). Bracelets are one-of-a-kind and come with a dangling paw charm. Bracelets cost $20 (no tax) and $18 is donated to MC&P during October. Your wrist deserves some bling!
To: Tucson Wildlife Advocates Arizonans for Wildlife launched a statewide campaign to ban the trophy hunting of Arizona’s wild cats. Trophy hunting is where the primary motivation is to kill an animal in order to display its body, whole or in part, or for bragging […]
Tucson Pet Events – Oct 7 and 8 Pet Blessings Galore, Wish List Wednesday, Etc. Blessing of the Animals Fair – Oct. 7 Fun event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Pima Paws for Life. Rummage sale, food donations, pet supplies, horse/sheep/goat petting, police […]
Black is beautiful. Doesn’t everyone get that message? Still black dogs are the last ones to be adopted after white, fawn, honey, brown, blue, red, mixes.
There are many theories as to why black dogs don’t get adopted but I’m not going to target the negative. Black dogs play the same games, wag their tails the same, and give you as much love as their colored cousins.
Here are some reasons to adopt a black dog:
–A Tucson Tail guarantees that you will look at least five pounds thinner when you walk a black dog.
–Black is chic and always in style. Every color accessorizes with black.
–If you wear a lot of black clothing the worst dog for you is a white one! Adopt a black dog and you will never have to worry about pesky dog hair showing up on your clothes.
–One of the best parts of owning a black dog is that they almost never look dirty so you can bathe them less often.
–Are you prepared for the Zombie apocalypse? With build in camouflage and glow in the dark eyes, Zombies won’t be able to recognize your pup. Phew!
A Tucson Tail blog is excited to be letting the community know about this sweet sanctuary in Avra Valley. Hoofs n Horns Sanctuary is committed to helping those animals who arrive in need, who are abandoned, neglected, or just worn out. Many arrive near the […]