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Got a Puppy? Get Free Weekly "Pupdates" from PetPlace

ID-100226591Puppies require special love and attention. If you own a puppy, especially for the first time, where can you turn for authoritative help and advice?

PetPlace.com, a website for pet owners, features a helpful Puppy Center where you can learn all sorts of things about your puppy's health, well-being, and behavior. Articles include "How to Teach Your Dog His Name," "How to Choose Safe Puppy Treats," and "Canine Parvovirus: What You Need to Know."

PetPlace also offers a free email Weekly "Pupate" program that follows your puppy through year one with weekly training tips, health insights and more. You can sign up for the Weekly Pupdate here.

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New Ads for "The Shelter Pet Project"

The Shelter Pet Project is a public service initiative -- a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council.

The Project recently launched a new series of ads focusing on shelter pets and their people. Check one of the ads out below.


Hiking Hounds - May 22

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it.

The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, May 22. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com.

Hikers are signed up on a "first come-first served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make sure you can actually make the hike; if we have late cancellations, a dog gets left behind without a hike.

For more information visit the Hiking Hounds Facebook page.

Dog Bite Prevention Week: May 15 - 21

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This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and it's a good time to make sure you and your family are practicing safety when it comes to your dog and others. Believe it or not, more than 4,500,000 people in the United States are bitten by dogs in a year.

We are providing an interesting, informative infographic about dog bites and dog bite prevention, courtesy of UltimateHomeLife.com

You can see it here: http://ultimatehomelife.com/dog-bite-prevention-week-2016-may-15-may-21/