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Talk: "The Collarless Dog" - Sept. 11, Asheville

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 10.37.49 AMOn Friday, September 11 at 7 PM, Turid Rugaas will present a talk about proper leash walking. The latest studies reveal that collars and other walking equipment can actually cause serious injuries to dogs. Yet walks do much more than provide your dog with exercise -- they can help dogs experience the world, provide them an opportunity to use their senses, and build the most optimal body. Turid will discuss how walking can be safe and comfortable while providing physical and mental stimulation.

Turid Rugaas got her first dog 64 years ago and has been training dogs for 50 years. This world renowned dog trainer has owned and operated her own dog training school in Norway and has published several books and DVDs, including the popular best seller, On Talking Terms with Dogs. Turid is now retired and conducts seminars and workshops internationally.

Don't miss this informative talk, presented at Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Seating  is limited. Tickets are just $20 and available by phone: 828-545-2948.

Talk: Muscle Problems in Dogs - Sept. 10, Asheville

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 10.38.24 AMOn Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM, Julia Robertson will give a talk about muscle problems in dogs. She will discuss how actions and behaviors of dogs will allow you to "see" the muscle pain your dog may be having.

Julia is leading the field of myotherapy for dogs globally. She established the Galen Therapy Centre in the UK when she identifies and treats muscular dysfunction, postural and loading disorders. She has developed several courses for people to learn about the care and health of dogs and works closely with vets and other professionals. Julia regularly gives seminars, is a book author, and is a columnist for Dog World magazine. 

Don't miss this informative talk, given at the Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Tickets are just $20, available by calling: (828) 545-2948.

$10 Adoptions - Asheville, Aug. 28 - 29

ID-100137Asheville Humane Society is holding a "back to school special" on dog and cat adoptions on Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29.

Adoption fees have been lowered to just $10 each for dogs over 25 pounds and all cats and kittens. Every adoption includes a medical screening, vaccinations, 30 days of pet insurance, a free well check with participating Buncombe County vets, and starter food.

The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Stop by from 10 AM to 6 PM and see all the cuties just waiting for you to take them home. Photos and details online at www.ashevillehumane.org.

Image: James Barker, freedigitalphotos.net

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic-Asheville, Aug. 29

VaccinationThe Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 29 from 2 to 5 PM at Biltmore Church of Christ, 823 Fairview Street, Asheville. No appointment is necessary.

Services provided:

Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months)  - $11.00
Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00  
Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia - (Cats over 2 months) - $20.00
Microchip - (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  - $10.00 

Please note: Cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Image: Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net