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El Tour de Dawg – Ride for the Animals!

We wanted to share this idea with all of you who may be riding – or considering riding – in the 2011 El Tour de Tucson. You can choose to sign up through the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)  and pledge your proceeds to benefit local animals in need!

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is participating as a beneficiary in the University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson Presented by Diamond Ventures.  You can raise funds for our animals through your El Tour de Tucson ride or through the indoor event (which is held on stationary bikes).

El Tour de Tucson (Outdoor Ride):  Saturday, November 19, 2011

El Tour is an amazing bike ride attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States, including novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders. What all riders of El Tour share is a desire to get on their bikes, meet great people and have a fun doing it!

Participants may choose to cycle 109, 79, 66, or 40 miles, plus a 4-mile & 1/4- mile Kids & Family Fun Ride, open to kids, parents and friends.

El Tour cyclists (signing up through HSSA) receive an official event t-shirt, cycling socks from HSSA, goody bag, police, route and SAG support, aid station refreshments, published results and more! And all finishers are awarded a special engraved medallion at the finish line for their accomplishment.

How it would benefit HSSA?  All contributions you raise from family, friends, and business associates for your ride will benefit the animals in our care.  Click here for pledge form and click here for sample thank you notes for your friends who pledge.  BUT you  MUST fill out our registration form! Click here for a registration form.


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2010 Mutt Census


How cool is this!? Take a few minutes to visit the 2010 Mutt Census and register your dawgs!

Mars Veterinary, a global company specializing in pet care and canine genetic breed identification, is conducting an inaugural National Mutt Census. The goal is to provide insights into the background of the nation’s estimated 38 million mixed-breed dogs.

The company hopes that a portrait of the makeup of the nation’s mixed-breed dogs will lead to a better understanding of the prevalence of genetic traits and conditions among this population, says Dr. Angela Hughes, veterinary genetics research manager at Mars Veterinary. “Understanding an individual dog’s breed makeup is like understanding its family history – this information can provide an owner with valuable insights that strengthen the pet-owner relationship,” she says.

Mars Veterinary urges dog owners to participate by visitingwww.muttcensus.com, where they can take a five-minute survey that asks questions about the dog’s size and weight, his feeding and exercise habits, whether he was adopted from a shelter – as well as questions about the dog’s health.

The findings will offer the most comprehensive analysis of the nation’s mixed-breed dog population ever conducted, the company said.

The results may also provide researchers a better understanding of the types and frequency of diseases among this group of dogs that may ultimately help determine health risk factors for certain breed mixes.

Busy Busy Busy!

We’ve been posting about a lot of upcoming events, so here’s a quick recap!

March 20 (Saturday): Yoga /  Haiti Benefit


March 21 (Sunday): Tails and Ales Dog Wash / HSSA Benefit


March 28 (Sunday): Bark for Life / American Cancer Society Benefit


April 3rd (Sunday): Tucson Canine Classic / FAIR Benefit


April 10-11 (Sat/Sun): Pooch Pageant / HSSA Benefit



April 30th (Friday): Puttin’ On the Dog! HSSA Benefit



And a plug for our own ongoing FOOD DONATIONS box here at Dawg House! The Humane Society is grateful for your donations!



BARK for LIFE March 28th

Bring your dawgs and help support the American Cancer Society!

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions.

This event will be held Sunday, March 28th at New District Park (Silverbell and Cortaro) from 9:00am to 1:00pm. If you’re interested, we have extra signup sheets at Dawg House!

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Tails and Ales Dogwash

What: Dog washing by roller derby girls, plus beer!

Who: A benefit for the Tucson Roller Derby and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Where: Barrio Brewing Company

When: Sunday, March 21, 12-4pm