Sol Dog Lodge and Training Center News + Events

Giving Tuesday 2023

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we surpassed our $5,000 goal and raised $6,628.

We are honored that our donors chose to support us. Our donors help us make a difference in the lives of dogs and the families who love them!

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Foster Fair - January 7, 2024

Families facing a crisis sometimes need a safe place to keep their pets until they are able to take them back home again. Consider joining the temporary care foster program with Lost Our Home.

We will be hosting a Foster Fair on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Sol Dog Lodge Training and Grooming spot at 9665 N. Thornydale #140B, Tucson, AZ 85742.

Come and talk to the Lost Our Home team and learn how you can be a part of this valued program.

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On All Souls Day, we remembered all of our four-legged-family members who have crossed over the rainbow bridge. Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures and stories of your dogs. We are so grateful to hear each one of their stories.
Please enjoy these short videos in their memory:
Reel of some of the Ofrenda Photos
Ofrenda – Presentation by Francesca
Ofrenda – Prize Drawing by Francesca
OfrendaSDL 2023

Sol Dog Lodge opening new location in Marana

NOVEMBER 13, 2023

Sol Dog Lodge is an organization based on helping dogs. Its goal is to help expand the mission through building this new location, with members expecting to help hundreds of people and their pets in Marana.

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Inspiring Conversations with Shelley Harris of Sol Dog Lodge, Grooming and Training Center

AUGUST 8, 2023

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shelley Harris.

Hi Shelley, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, you could tell our readers some of your backstory.
We have a group that loves dogs.  And loves helping people keep their dogs when the going gets tough. 

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Spots filling fast for Ed Stolmaker tourney... Sol Dog Lodge is Chosen to be the Non-Profit Sponsor

By Veronica Kuffel, Tucson Local Media
Aug 2, 2023

For this year’s tournament, the chamber chose Sol Dog Lodge as the local nonprofit sponsor. Along with training, boarding and grooming the canines of greater Tucson, the lodge is dedicated to keeping dogs with their owners.

Sol dog in the news

By Syeda Abbas, TUCSON (KVOA)
Aug 1, 2023

News 4 Tucson was told that Sol Dog has been at capacity with space for 4 years.

They’ve helped 567 families with their dogs behavior in just the past year.

Helping so many people with their dogs, we’re going to need a larger facility soon.  Good thing we are building a new one up in Marana off Tangerine Rd.

The new Sol Dog Lodge campus is calling and we must go!

By Caitlyn Tobias and Shelley Harris
For the August 2023 edition
of Marana Style Magazine (p. 12).

Get ready, dog lovers, because a newly expanded dog center is about to take Marana by storm! The highly anticipated Sol Dog Lodge and Training Center is preparing to break ground and is determined to redefine the standards of canine care in our community…


The Tucson Dog gives lots of space to the rescue community, appealing in every issue for fosters and adopters. The rescue slogan is ‘find them a forever home’ but the story doesn’t end when an animal walks in the door of that new home — the forever part doesn’t magically happen. The animal rescue/adoption process is complex and multi-layered, with multiple moving, interdependent parts. Sol Dog Lodge emerged because of an unintentional gap in that process…


Making magic in marana

Metropolitan Pima Alliance works to create a prosperous community by promoting collaborative real estate development policies, building partnerships, and finding common ground.  Sol Dog Lodge was honored to be included as a part of their annual Wild Ride event.

Check us out in the attached!

Fred's Story

A semi-feral dog living at a Tucson Airport parking lot learns new experiences of joy, play, and fun …

Staying together

Maintaining pet-owner unity through respite, training …

The Future of Sol Dog Lodge Discussed with Chris DeSimone and Wake Up! Tucson

Chris talks with Valerie Pullara, executive director, and Shelley Harris, outreach director, about the exciting plans for Sol Dog Lodge & Training Center.

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We opened our second location on Thornydale in NW Tucson. Read our story on page 16.

Sol Dog Lodge is bringing programs to Marana

Sol Dog Lodge, a local nonprofit offering boarding, training, and day camp for dogs, plans to open a new location in Marana, that will allow the organization to better fulfill is secondary mission of strengthening the bond between humans and pets.

We Want To Do More. . .

“As an employee, at Sol Dog Lodge, if anyone was to ask me what I would change about my job, if I could change anything, I think it would be just to be able to give the dogs more. I’m proud of what we offer already. ..” 

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