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Apartment Living with Your Dog

Dog-house-3183373_1920The lack of affordable housing in some areas can be a problem for pet owners, whose only alternative is renting an apartment. Apartment living with a cat is one thing, but it can be challenging with a dog.

ApartmentList.com has put together a handy resource called "The Ultimate Guide to Apartment Living with a Pet." It includes:

  • a comprehensive list that covers everything from policies to common pet fees to the difference between service and emotional support animals.
  • a checklist of 9 tips for moving with your pet that will guide you through everything you need to know to keep your travel smooth, your pet happy, and yourself sane.
  • good suggestions for ways to convince a landlord that having your pet live with you won’t be a problem.
  • a list of the top 10 apartment-friendly dog breeds.
  • and more.

Check out this helpful resource here: https://www.apartmentlist.com/rentonomics/the-ultimate-guide-to-apartment-living-with-a-pet/

WLOS Pet Project - Arden, Oct. 19

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Come to Camp Bow Wow for the News 13 Pet Project on Friday, October 19 from 9 AM to 6 PM! 

Asheville channel WLOS News 13 is partnering with seven local humane societies/rescue groups, including Asheville Humane Society, to help animals in our area find forever homes. There will be animals available for adoption and a drive to collect pet food/supplies, cleaning supplies and monetary donations for all of the local rescues that day.

This is a great opportunity to help local humane societies and rescue groups -- and maybe adopt the love of your life!

Camp Bow Wow is located at 5 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704.

Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Oct. 21

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, Oct. 21. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 PM. 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.

How to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly

Dog-2871914_1920About 20 percent of U.S. companies are pet-friendly, not including co-working spaces that may allow pets. Before dogs are welcome into an office environment, though, a pet-friendly office policy has to be in place. Squarefoot.com has put together a very informative guide to creating a pet-friendly office policy that covers:

  • the difference between "pet-friendly" and support/therapy animals
  • six advantages of a pet-friendly office, including happiness, creativity and productivity and employee retention
  • five key considerations before establishing pet-friendly office policies
  • finding pet-friendly office space
  • how to implement a pet-friendly policy.

This is great information for business owners, as well as for employees who would like to convince their employers to make their offices pet-friendly.

Check it out here: https://www.squarefoot.com/blog/office-pets/ 

Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, Nov. 3

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMOn Saturday, November 3, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 4:30 to 5:30 PM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required and these classes are very popular. Early registration is suggested as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Visit https://www.ciscopilates.com/pricing/ to sign up. Questions? Email alexis@ciscopilates.com

Image: Cisco Pilates