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Autumn in Tucson: A fright for Fido

Autumn in Tucson: A fright for Fido

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

October 20, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Meet Boston: Tucson shelter dog looks for forever home

Meet Boston: Tucson shelter dog looks for forever home

Boston was one of four dogs starting a training class at PetSmart in central Tucson last Saturday. His tail never stopped wagging. 

October 03, 2014 5:45 am Photos

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Getting a good start: Foster parent raises kittens

Getting a good start: Foster parent raises kittens

Patti Beck was volunteering at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona's thrift store, sorting clothes, when another volunteer told her that she fostered animals.

October 03, 2014 5:45 am Photos

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Reptile Man prepares for big show

Reptile Man prepares for big show

Reptile show continues to grow and widen its appeal.

October 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Adopt Love. Adopt Local. Adopt Your New Best Friend

Adopt Love. Adopt Local. Adopt Your New Best Friend

That's the message from the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare.

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Maddie has a home!

Maddie has a home!

Maddie — a mini Aussie mix being fostered through Amazing Aussies — has been adopted. She joins a home of two black Lab mixes, also rescues, that aren't quite sure what to make of her lack of pigmentation, and three kids who think it's pretty cool to have a dog who can sit on, but not break,…

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Mosey for Mutts Saturday morning

Mosey for Mutts Saturday morning

About 300 people took part last year, raising more than $15,000.

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Can you spare some time to save a life?

Can you spare some time to save a life?

No Kill Pima County is hosting a community meeting Sept. 24.

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Free spay and neuter in 85705, free vaccinations

Free spay and neuter in 85705, free vaccinations

HSSA hold its fourth mobile vaccination clinic; also offers free neuter and spay for pets in Zipcode 85705. 

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Dogs serve as nonjudgmental therapists for kids

Dogs serve as nonjudgmental therapists for kids

Program uses canines to help kids with emotional needs.

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De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

De-Stress — let someone else wash your dog at Oct. 12 greyhound benefit

This just in from Karyn Zoldan —

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Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

It’s important to protect your pets from severe weather, especially with  potential for quickly rising waters.

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Get involved! Greyhounds 101

Get involved! Greyhounds 101

This just in from Karyn Zoldan - thank you, Karyn, for sharing this news!

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Labor Day pet adoption and food truck roundup

Labor Day pet adoption and food truck roundup

There's a lot going on this weekend at the Pima Animal Care Center, which is closing out the ASPCA $100K Challenge with a weekend of free adoptions.

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Drink Wine - No Kill Pima County Fundraiser on Sept. 7

Drink Wine - No Kill Pima County Fundraiser on Sept. 7

No Kill Pima County and CataVinos Wine Shoppe team up for this fabulous fundraiser designed for wine lovers next Sunday, Sept. 7.

August 28, 2014 7:29 pm Photos

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Can you give this sweet, happy guy a home?

Can you give this sweet, happy guy a home?

Timmy is an adorable tri-colored 10-year-old beagle with many years of love and joy to give. He loves to snuggle and gets along with other dogs and cats.

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Eat at Feast today and Wednesday to help animals

Eat at Feast today and Wednesday to help animals

Feast restaurant on Speedway will be holding benefits for local cats and dogs.

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Photos: Dogtoberfest

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"Best Friends" is a blog about Tucson’s animals and the people who love them.

Welcome! We want this to be your go-to place for news about animals in Tucson — from fun events to information about rescue groups and animals available for adoption. There’s a lot going on in Southern Arizona and we want to keep you informed.

We’re just getting started. If you have suggestions, questions or story ideas we’d like to hear from you. Send your emails to Inger Sandal at isandal@tucson.com

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