Yuma, Az is a lovely city in the southwest corner of Arizona bordering California and Mexico—but there’s no need to travel far because Yuma has a lot to offer! Yuma is known to be a very beautiful city, and of course, it’s because it shines 310 days out the year, with bright blue skies, making outdoor activities that much more fun. The city is environmentally friendly, family-friendly, and fur-friendly — dog lovers, you are more than welcomed in this city, and will often get bombarded with people wanting to pet your pooch.
The Humane Society of Yuma is an example of an organization devoted dogs, particularly by saving them and providing them with medical care, food, shelter, and love! The Humane Society of Yuma has been around since 1963 and has evolved into a non-profit organization that relies on grants, and the community’s support to keep on helping these babies. Do you have ten dogs already and can’t get another one? That’s fine! HSOY has several different ways you can help, either through volunteering, donating, or shopping -yes, shopping!
The Humane Society of Yuma has a thrift store located in the Big Curve Shopping Center, that is stocked with clothes, glassware, furniture, books, doggie gifts etc. All proceeds go directly to funding low-cost spay/neuter operations at the HSOY clinic! Also, Yuma has many dog-friendly parks where you can volunteer to take these beautiful doggos to, and enjoy some of that sunshine everyone is always raving about.
If you like dogs, trees, and people then this is the event for you! Willow Hosts the Festival of Trees at the HSOY! If you don’t know the story of Willow, we’ll give you a quick synopsis but trust us, you want to hear the longer, tear-worthy story. This doggie, Willow was found roaming the streets and was brought in and examined, only to reveal many tumours—however, she had surgery and ended up becoming a therapy dog! This festival is dedicated to rescue pups who are constantly surprising us, and the event is free to all! So bring your family and enjoy the evening.
Who wouldn’t love a Paint Party right? Well, how about a Paint your Pet party at Artsy Fartsy Studio! A portion of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the HSOY shelter. The best part of this event is that your pet gets traced onto a canvas, and you get to pick the colours you want to create a painting of your pup! Who knows, you may even be the next Animal Painting star, and if not, then you’ll have an awesome souvenir of your dog to cherish!
Get your pumpkin spice lattes ready everyone, because it’s Fall Festival time in Yuma! Enjoy a beautiful festival with music, vendors, and adoption specials for you and your dog to enjoy. The event is held at the Humane Society of Yuma, so remember to give your pooch a name tag so they can be social with all the other animals there, and add to your pack, or wolf-gang—whatever you prefer. The event is free of charge, but there are events for you and the kids to participate in, all proceeds going back to the shelter.
To all of the Fierce Animal Rights Fighters out there, now is your chance to be tough and use up all that energy on something that truly matters—the Walk ‘N Wag 5k! This “FunRun” event is held at the Gateway Park for only $25/person for any who choose to participate. Now, there’s no question that you should bring your dog with you, if anything they’ll push you to run - unless you have a Great Dane, they can walk at your run pace! This evening event is filled with food, music and activities so please join the cause to support our fur babies!
Do you ever tell yourself that you got a dog to make yourself exercise? Well now is the time to stick to your word, because Kofa High School in Yuma is hosting a Jog your Dog fundraiser! This run is a lot like marathons that you’ve done before, but this time, things are more competitive. Well, your dog will be the competition on whether or not you can hang on to the leash tight enough to make it to the finish line! This event is only ten dollars, and will get you and your canine in shape for that summer bod—we all know your dog has been thinking about their figure for those park walks!