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Getting Catty and More with A Tucson Tail

Getting Catty and More with A Tucson Tail

Is your neighborhood plagued by feral cats? First you see a stray cat and then another and then another. Did you know that here in Tucson, feral cats are called community cats and there are resources available to curb their numbers and provide them with […]

6 Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog

6 Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” ~Sydney Jeanne Seward Six Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog –Be thankful your dog is healthy enough to live to an old age. –Be proactive. More frequent visits to […]

Fall in love with Zen Donkey Sanctuary in Marana

Fall in love with Zen Donkey Sanctuary in Marana

zen donkey rescue
Feed me more chips!

Last week I had the pleasure of returning to Zen Donkey Sanctuary – what a special place – a labor of love (and 501c3 non-profit organization) tended by Sandy and her husband and a few volunteers including Liz who arranged for our visit and her chariot drove us there…somewhere in the back roads between North Marana and Oracle Junction.

more chips please

The donkeys find their way to Zen after being abandoned and/or neglected or the owners have come on bad times. The same can be said for the goats, pigs, one horse. Two senior donkeys were nearing 40 years old!

2 little piggies
Sandee feeding chips to miniature donkeys
Ate too many chips

As for the dogs, some are strays wandering the road while others are Pima Animal Care Center medical fosters or dogs that have been at the shelter the longest and probably won’t be adopted. Fourteen canine rescues who are tripods, seniors, deaf and blind…unwanted but are cherished here for their individuality.

Please follow Zen Donkey on Facebook. They have my heart.

Click here read about my previous Zen Donkey visit with the Beading Divas.

Grants for Supporting Tucson Rescues’ Adoptions

Grants for Supporting Tucson Rescues’ Adoptions

Hats off to the many of Tucson’s local animal rescue organizations – you do so much with so little. You are conversant in stretching your hard-earned fundraising dollars to cover routine veterinary expenses and other expenses. But what happens when a dog or cat needs […]

Embracing adoption of senior pets

Embracing adoption of senior pets

I don’t know who said it but agree – there is nothing like the soul of an old dog. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. I think every day should be adopt a senior pet but I’ll celebrate this special month drawing attention to […]

A Few of My Favs: Author David Rosenfelt, Goldens and Wine in Tucson

A Few of My Favs: Author David Rosenfelt, Goldens and Wine in Tucson

David Rosenfelt=Dog Lover

Fabulous Fun Event: Join Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue at their Golden Tales fundraiser featuring the award-winning mystery author and senior dog rescuer – David Rosenfelt – at the Arizona Wine Collective in St. Philips Plaza on Tuesday, October 1, from 5 to 7 pm.

This special book-signing event with books made available by Tucson’s mystery bookstore – Clues Unlimited. Other Rosenfelt books will also be available for sale and signing.

Launches Oct. 1

Rosenfelt’s newest book, “Dachshund  Through the Snow” launches October 1, and we are honored that he chose Tucson and the Goldens for this important event.

Highlights Include:
• Remarks by David Rosenfelt, conversations about his newest novel “Dachshund Through the Snow”
• Selection of Arizona wine and beer
• Heavy hors d’oeuvres
• Silent and live auctions
• Free copy of The Guisachan Gathering (limited supply)
• Free SAGRR Golden Days 2020 calendar

Please order your tickets here.

Special Opportunity!
Get your dog’s photo with David! Available to the first eight socialized dogs to apply. (additional cost)

Hilarious true story

One of my favorite Rosenfelt books is Dogtripping (available for sale & signing) which is the true story of how he and his wife and 11 willing and resourceful strangers moved 25 mostly old and special needs dogs from Southern California to Maine, a canine cross-country adventure!

The Arizona Wine Collective is located in St. Philips Plaza next to Ren Coffeehouse. See you there!

Senior dog Mattie likes A Tucson Tail, bed & biscuit dog boarding

Senior dog Mattie likes A Tucson Tail, bed & biscuit dog boarding

Hello.  I am Mattie. I’m an almost 12-year-old Catahoula mix. My people went on a very long vacation and they didn’t take me so I am here at A Tucson Tail bed & biscuit dog boarding with Karyn and the greyhounds Girlfriend and Daisy. I […]

Newly adopted greyhound likes A Tucson Tail

Newly adopted greyhound likes A Tucson Tail

Bonjour. My name is Lisee (lee-say) and I’m at my first sleep-away from my new person. You see I have only been in a forever home for a month. While I miss my sweet person, I like hanging out here with Girlfriend, Daisy and Karyn. […]

Happy 75th Anniversary – Humane Society So. AZ

Happy 75th Anniversary – Humane Society So. AZ

On Saturday July 13, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) will celebrate their 75th Anniversary with a banquet dinner at the Hilton El Conquistador that will commemorate three quarters of a century of service and honor those who have worked to maximize the organization’s success in serving more than 1,000,000 pets since opening its doors in 1944.

 Woof! That is quite an accomplishment.

Celebrity dog trainer and television personality Brandon McMillan, host of the CBS series “Lucky Dog,” will keynote the event, which will also features exciting live and silent auction items ranging from original artwork by local artist Diana Madaras to an autographed Rolling Stones guitar.

Meet Rico

One of the HSSA programs to receive special recognition is their innovative New Beginnings Canine Program. The program pairs dogs that have arrived at the shelter after facing adverse living conditions, neglect, abuse, or other trauma with select Department of Corrections crew members who work with the dogs through an eight-week course to improve their adoptability and socialization skills. Singer songwriter Amber Norgaard will also debut a song she wrote to celebrate the New Beginnings Canine program.

Hello Mister

From humble beginnings as the Tucson Humane Society on Kelvin Boulevard to the sparkling new facility on Roger Road, the HSSA has been at the forefront of adoptions, low-cost veterinary services, education, microchipping, therapy, and animal welfare.

The 75th Anniversary Banquet starts at 5 pm on July 13, at the Hilton El Conquistador at 10000 N. Oracle Road.  Tickets cost $75/pp and include dinner, entertainment and one drink ticket or go V.I.P. style for $125/pp which includes the above + please a meet-and-greet with guest speaker Brandon McMillan prior to the start of the banquet. Buy tickets or inquire about sponsorships here

A Tucson Tail sponsors A Decade of Divas Celebration

A Tucson Tail sponsors A Decade of Divas Celebration

A Tucson Tail Bed & Biscuit is a proud sponsor of A Decade of Divas Celebration on May 26 from 4 to 6 pm at Corbett Brewing Co., 309 E. 7th Street, 85705. Through its ten years the Beading Divas have demonstrated their creativity and […]