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Climbing gym donates old ropes to Humane Society

Climbing gym donates old ropes to Humane Society

Rocks and Ropes donated retired climbing gear to the Humane Society.

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Adoption Spotlight: Benny

Adoption Spotlight: Benny

Benny—Shitzu

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Don't overlook a disabled dog - they make great pets.

Don't overlook a disabled dog - they make great pets.

Lilly the miniature Australian Shepherd was given up to a rescue group because she's deaf. The year-old pooch has learned a dozen commands — through hand signals — and is a great family pet. 

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Overcrowding prompts free adoptions at PACC this weekend

Overcrowding prompts free adoptions at PACC this weekend

 PACC offering free adoptions of adult dogs and cats May 8-10

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Adopt Love. Adopt Local mega-adoption event a 'mega-hit', organizers say

This just in from the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare:

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Protect your pooch with free vaccines Saturday

Protect your pooch with free vaccines Saturday

Rabies, parvovirus and distemper vaccines are available.

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Cost spat could leave more animals on Tucson streets

Cost spat could leave more animals on Tucson streets

Animal shelter services in limbo over city/county cost sharing battle.

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Tucsonans give furry friends a helping hand

Tucsonans give furry friends a helping hand

Adopt Love, Adopt Local is an initiative that Tucsonans are going to start noticing.

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Local animal advocate receives Humane Society award

Local animal advocate receives Humane Society award

Nancy Young Wright was inspired to give back after adopting a rescue animal. 

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Two pups need a place to stay - for a little while or forever

Two pups need a place to stay - for a little while or forever

Only Hope Animal Rescue is looking for a foster family or a forever home for these two pups ASAP.

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$125K donation to add jobs at Pima shelter

$125K donation to add jobs at Pima shelter

Money will fund four part-time positions for a year. 

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Mark your calendars — Adopt Love. Adopt Local.

Mark your calendars — Adopt Love. Adopt Local.

Meet your new best friend at Adopt Love. Adopt Local.

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Adopt A Friend?

Adopt A Friend?

For the last several years Caliente's Adopt A Friend has featured animals available for adoption from some of Tucson's shelters and rescue groups.

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UA students, Tucson cat shelter partner on project

UA students, Tucson cat shelter partner on project

Creative partnership announced.

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Nandi notebook: Celebrating 6 months

Nandi notebook: Celebrating 6 months

The Reid Park Zoo's baby elephant celebrates her 6-month birthday. 

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Sierra Vista pooch, Lenny, wins award at Westminster

Sierra Vista pooch, Lenny, wins award at Westminster

Lenny — whose dog show name is Dry River’z Shattered Dreams — did not advance to the group round.

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Tucson dog found safe in Wisconsin

Tucson dog found safe in Wisconsin

Nicholas went missing from his owner's yard two months ago.

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Group collects beads for pet fundraising campaign

Group collects beads for pet fundraising campaign

Beading Divas to the Rescue creates bracelets that benefit animal charities.

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Can you help Codie? Elderly dog needs a new home by Thursday

Can you help Codie? Elderly dog needs a new home by Thursday

Well, it's Monday. And that means it's time to compile all of the submissions for this week's Adopt A Friend — the Star's adoption feature that runs Thursdays in Caliente and online at tucson.com

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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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