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Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Oct. 30

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, October 30. 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.

Does Your Dog's Food Contain Dangerous Ingredients?

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You may have noticed the recent movement toward "healthier" dog food. For example, there seem to be many more dog foods available today that are "natural" or highlight "grain-free" ingredients.

In addition, the number of choices can be overwhelming. Dog owners can now choose foods designed for their dogs' size, age, and specific medical condition. There are even companies that will custom design a dog food for you.

As you evaluate different foods for your dog, you should be aware of dog food ingredients that can potentially be dangerous to your dog. A handy infographic, "The 10 Most Dangerous Ingredients in Pet Food," from MySweetPuppy.net offers you some good tips on what to look out for on a dog food label.

You can view and download a copy of the infographic below, or link to it here: http://mysweetpuppy.net/dangerous-ingredients-pet-food/ 


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Low Cost Vaccinations - Asheville, October 22

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 10.58.02 AMAsheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Kmart, 1001 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. 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.

Dog Talk: A Dog's Behavior and Pain - Asheville, Nov. 19

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 4.40.36 PMOn Saturday, November 19 at 7 PM, Julia Robertson will present "A Dog's Behavior and Pain: How the Two are Related." The talk will take place at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville.

Robertson's talk will cover how dogs shows signs of pain, how chronic pain impacts the way a dog feels and responds to the world, behavior signs that can indicate pain, and some simple ways to improve a dog's pain.

Robertson is an award-winning Galen Myotherapist, author, DVD producer, and Galen Canine Therapy Centre founder. She has treated over 7,000 pet, assistance, working and competition dogs since founding the Galen Therapy Centre in the UK in 2002. Her enthusiasm and passion has grown the center into a team of trained Galen Myotherapists based all over the UK and abroad. As a passionate advocate of Galen Canine Myotherapy, Robertson works closely with vets and other professionals. She also regularly holds talks and workshops internationally, helping to educate others and demonstrate how everyone can be part of enhancing their dog’s life through the appreciation of muscular health.

The talk is $20 at the door, or $15 advance registration. For more information or to register, contact: jrechtine@gmail.com, or call (585) 905-8281.

Adopt a Dog for Just $10 Through October 29!

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To celebrate National Adopt-a-Dog Month, Asheville Humane Society is offering reduced adoption fees for all dogs 25 pounds and up! The adoption fee for each 25-pound or over dog will be $10 through Saturday, October 29 at the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

The Adoption Center is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that dog and cat rooms are closed for "Naptime" for the animals from 1 to 2 PM daily.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $10 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see all the adorable adoptables, go to: www.ashevillehumane.org