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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 […]

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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 […]

Will Never Forget Jett Greyhound

Will Never Forget Jett Greyhound

my beloved greyhound
Jett

Two years ago today the light of my life – Jett greyhound – died.

He left a big hole in my heart.

Jett loved people and kids. Although he didn’t have a therapy dog designation, he went to middle school and kindergarten. He met famous people like then Miss Pima County and the renowned mystery author David Rosenfelt. He went to City Hall and had his photo in the Arizona Daily Star. He exuded confidence and wherever he was, assumed everyone wanted to meet him and be his friend. He penned many of his adventures on his blog, Jett’s Stream.

Jett was the perfect greyhound ambassa-dog. He was adopted from Greyhounds to Go in 2010 at the age of 4 ½ and lived life to its fullest until 10 ½. He suffered from corns but it was osteosarcoma that did him in and quickly too.

Calvin & Jett

He had sleep aggression so could only be on the bed during the day; it was his throne.

Donut & Jett

He loved to dine off the pup menu at Delectables Restaurant (now closed) along with his beloved friend Donut greyhound.

Jett made me laugh every day. I loved him unconditionally with my heart and soul forever and ever. He is greatly missed by all who made his acquaintance.

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats, Tucson

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats, Tucson

May is too soon to be triple digits in Tucson; the weather gods are simply not cooperating. What does that mean for your dogs and cats? As their protectors you must be extra diligent in keeping them cool and safe.  Hot cars: Never, leave your […]

Best Kind of Failure – Greyhound Foster Failure

Best Kind of Failure – Greyhound Foster Failure

Failure is never as pretty except when it’s foster failure.  For the uninitiated, that means just say you are fostering a dog (or cat, bird, rabbit, horse) and that dog never leaves your house. You adopt the dog and love that dog for the rest […]

Adopt your new best friend – April 14, Tucson

Adopt your new best friend – April 14, Tucson

Adopt Love Adopt Local 2018

4th annual mega adoption event at Tucson Expo Center from 9 am to 4 pm. Free admission. Free parking. Please leave your pets at home. Family-friendly, canine entertainment. Meet dozens of cat and dog rescue groups and shelters.

Who’s going to be there besides you?

Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens plus vendors selling dog treats, collars, leashes, pet themed merchandise for humans, wellness, giveaways.

Meet the glue that holds our animal community together – sponsors like Petsmart Charities, Jeffrey Guylas Charitable Fund, VCA Valley Animal Hospital, Tucson Electric Power, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Pima Animal Care Center, OMNI Homes International/The Reliance Group, Petsmart, and A Tucson Tail (hey, that’s me!).                       

Do you want to adopt a feline or a canine? There will be many choices – kittens, puppies, seniors, mutts, breed specific like greyhounds, basset hounds, Labradors, cattle dogs, golden retrievers, border collies, shar pei, pitties and more.

Come browse and/or adopt and thank our rescues and shelters for all they do to save the lives of Tucson’s pets. Entertainment too. A fun time will be had by all. Adopted pets will be blessed by St. Mark’s UMC.

Location: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road between Palo Verde and Alvernon Way.

Thank you to the media sponsors: News 4 Tucson/KVOA, Tucson Dog Magazine, Arizona Daily Star, KXCI, Tucson Lifestyle.com, 26.2designs

Year of the Dog – Bow Wow

Year of the Dog – Bow Wow

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 […]

My Senior Pet Project by A Tucson Tail Blog

My Senior Pet Project by A Tucson Tail Blog

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Everyone has a passion (I hope) or a desire to make their community (or the world) a better place. Lofty? I think not. One of my passions is senior dogs, but I’ll add senior cats so as not […]

Oct 1 – National Adopt a Black Dog Day

Oct 1 – National Adopt a Black Dog Day

Loveable
In the Arms of Angels

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.

Lifeline Oro Valley animal rescue
Chloe at LOVAR

–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!

(Source and eight more seasons to adopt a black dog)

 

Wish List Wednesday: Hoofs n Horns Farm Sanctuary, 85743

Wish List Wednesday: Hoofs n Horns Farm Sanctuary, 85743

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 […]