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local dog related links


Through our Tucson dog boarding service, we support our local animal rescue organizations, and animal care services; listed below is a partial list of the dedicated groups that do so much to help and save animals and educate our community.  By no means is this a complete list.  Please let us know of other local organizations, and animal care services, and we can add their links. 

Humane Society Of Southern Arizona:  HSSA   635 W Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705  (520) 327-6088.   

The local Humane Society is a wonderful place to find an adoptable dog 

and also offers many low cost services. 

Pima Animal Care Center  4000 N Silverbell Rd Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 724-5900. 

  PACC is also a great place to find many adoptable dogs.

Pima No Kill County Organization    This is a new, grass roots organization consisting of private individuals and a coalition of other animal rescue organizations.  Their focus and goal is to eliminate the needless killing of animals currently housed in Pima County shelter facilities.  Educational efforts and foster networks are several of the methods the organization uses.  If you are interested in helping in any way or looking for an animal to adopt, please contact the organization

 via the email contact option on their website .

The Animal League Of Green Valley    1600 W Duval Mine Rd Green Valley, AZ 85614.  (520) 625-3170.  This rescue service offers many great dogs for adoption. 

Tucson Cold Wet Noses   is a non-profit dog rescue and adoption organization founded by a group of local dog lovers whose goal is to rescue dogs from the local pound (Pima Animal Care Center or PACC) and find them their perfect homes through successful adoptions.    Please contact the organization

 via the email contact option on their website .

HOPE Animal Shelter   Phone: 520.792.9200.  This rescue group provides a no-kill haven for abandoned dogs and cats while they await adoption. It offers a clean, loving environment that allows socialization and a smoother transition into a permanent home. HOPE ensures that they are well cared for both emotionally and physically during this trying time in their lives. 


Veterinary offices / Dog Trainers:

  Rita Ranch Pet Hospital:  Rita Ranch Pet Hospital, a local veterinarians service, is the premier veterinary hospital in the Vail and Rita Ranch area.  Their wonderful staff has been serving their community since opening in January of 2006. Rita Ranch Pet Hospital is a group of veterinary professionals who honor the Human-Animal Bond by offering compassionate, progressive medical care for pets.   For information and appointments, call (520) 624-6100.

Sabino Veterinary Care:   Dr. Susan & Jim Stofft, and their experienced staff, provide comprehensive veterinary care with an emphasis on communication and client education.  Their foothills facility is fully computerized and their equipment is state of the art, providing the best for your animal friends. 

 For additional information call 520-547-9320. 

Several of the well known local dog trainers that we like to recommend  are:

Dr. Vanya Moreno, of Animal Magnetism, has a PHD in animal behavior, and is very experienced in dog training.  She offers group classes and private sessions, as well as behavior consults.  She also offers rattlesnake aversion training.  Vanya often refers clients to us that can benefit from the positive socialization environment of our dog boarding ranch. And we frequently refer clients to her for classes, consults, and rattlesnake aversion training.  Contact number: (520) 440-5040

Building Bonds,  is a local dog training service, established by Kim Silver, a certified dog trainer  (CCPDT).   Kim is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.   Kim will customize a training program specifically designed to help you and your dog communicate and succeed together,  using science and behavior-based methods to make training more efficient and effective.    Several of her clients' dogs have stayed with us; and they highly recommend Kim!  

Contact number:   (520)-775-2663 


Other Resources:

Therapy Dog Blog:

McSquare Doodles, is a wonderful resource for people interested in training their dogs to become therapy dogs.  Irene McHugh is the creator of the blog.  Her inspirations are Bernie & Lizzie, the two Labradoodles, that she shares her life with, along with their "Dog dad", Matthew.  In addition to information regarding dog therapy training, you can find helpful recommendations for various pet products, as well as local Tucson area dog care and training services.  As well as great blog posts on a variety of dog related topics!