Dog Events

Walk-in Doggie Nail Trim or Bath - West Asheville, Dec. 16

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 11.52.25 AMOn Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM, Pawsitivity Pet Spa, in association with Asheville Humane Society, will offer walk-in nail trims and bubble baths for dogs with no appointment necessary. Nail-trims are $7, nail trim and file is $14. Pricing for baths is based on coat type and size. Also offered will be a "spa on the go" package for $25, which includes:

Nail trim and file
Teeth brushing and breath freshener 
Light brushing
Ear cleaning
Paw pad check
Aromatherapy spritz and
A bandanna or bows.

Nail-trims and baths on Dec. 16 will be available on a walk-in basis. Just stop by and sign up on the list to have your dog pampered for a great cause. All bath dogs must be signed up by 4:00 PM in order to be finished by our closing time of 5:00 PM.

30% of all proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Humane Society! 

Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccines for any service, including walk-in nails, is required.

Pawsitivity Pet Spa is located at 2 Sulphur Springs Road, Suite B in West Asheville (off Lanvale Ave. near Haywood Road).


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Dec. 17

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, Dec. 17. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Sarge's Holiday Pet Photography Contest

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 4.34.06 PMSarge's Animal Rescue in Waynesville, NC is sponsoring a holiday pet photography contest. Contest rules:

  1. You may enter as many photographs as you wish, but a separate registration form and a $15.00 fee per photo must accompany each. Check should be payable to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation or SARF.
  2. Content of the photo should have a fall/winter Holiday theme (background, props, etc.)
  3. Photo prints should be unframed, not matted, and printed on photography paper 4” x 6” to 8” x 10.” Photos must be original work done by an amateur photographer and will not be returned. Electronic submissions (emailed photos) or obvious electronic manipulations to photos cannot be accepted.
  4. Entrant agrees to release the photograph to Sarge’s for promotional or other purposes.
  5. Mail photograph, entry form(s) and check to: SARF, PO Box 854, Waynesville, NC 28786, or deliver to Sarge’s Adoption Center: Tuesday-Friday noon-5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm, 256 Industrial Park Drive in Waynesville. Deadline: January 13, 2018.
  6. Find the entry form here: http://www.sargeanimals.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PhotoContestEntryForm2018.pdf

Prizes will be awarded for the best pix in 6 categories: Dog, Puppy, Cat, Kitten, Sarge Adoption and Super Shooter (someone who has previously won 1st place in a prior Sarge’s contest).

According to Sarge's, "When judging the photos for Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest, we look for how creative the photographer was in capturing the unique and often fun or crazy qualities of the pet. We also look for originality in composition of the image and quality in the final print."


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Dec. 10

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, Dec. 10. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Holiday Party for Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue - Asheville, Dec. 2

ID-100485856On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 PM, the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville will hold a holiday party to benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue. Bring your four-legged friend and get a picture with Santa for a $20 donation. Enjoy refreshments and get to meet dogs available for adoption.

Proceeds benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue (Fletcher, NC).

Image: Pitrasyu, freedigitalphotos.net


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Dec. 3

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, Dec. 3. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Nov. 19

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, Nov. 19. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, Dec. 12

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMThe first "Pilates with Puppies" in October was a sell-out smash hit, so reserve your place early for this next one! On Tuesday, December 12 from 6 to 7 PM, Cisco Pilates will hold "Pilates with Puppies" 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 $10, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required. 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


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Nov. 12

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, Nov. 12. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Nov. 5

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, Nov. 5. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


4th Annual Pet Costume Contest - Asheville, Oct. 29

Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 10.57.13 AMThe Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville, will hold its 4th annual pet costume contest on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 5 PM.

Bring your furry friend in their best costume for a chance to win great prizes from local vendors. $5 admission goes directly to Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue in Fletcher, NC and includes live music by the Stevie Combs Band and all the puppy cuteness you can handle. Selections from Oskar Blues Beer will be featured.

Image: www.wncanimalrescue.org


Doggie Ice Cream Social - West Asheville, Oct. 26

Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 9.33.58 AMGreg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville.

The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like to join in. Happy Tails Doggie Ice Cream as well as ice cream of the human variety will be on the menu. (Note: This location is different from The Hop West ice cream cafe.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit Asheville Humane Society.


Tails & Trails 5K Run - Swannanoa, Oct. 14

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Get some exercise at Buncombe County’s “Tails and Trails Adventure Run” on Saturday, October 14 from 9 to 11:30 AM. The 5k adventure run is a timed, but non-competitive opportunity to get outside and get active! It’s unique because dogs are more than welcome to bring their humans (provided they keep them on their leashes).

This year’s run takes place at Buncombe County’s Charles D. Owen Park, a puppy’s paradise with plenty of unmarked territory and a wide variety of wildlife to bark hello to. Aside from being a great opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors, the Tails and Trails Adventure Run will also raise funding and awareness of the work of the Asheville Humane Society.

Charles D. Owen Park is located at 875 Warren Wilson Road in Swannanoa. The fee for adults is $20 and for children, it is $10. Information and tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tails-trails-5k-adventure-run-tickets-37844579155

Image: Buncombe County Recreation Services


Bark in the Park - Sylva, NC, Oct. 8

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 1.27.43 PMOn Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 5 PM, the town of Sylva will hold "Bark in the Park" at Mark Watson Park in Sylva, NC. Activities will include agility and tracking demonstrations, dancing dogs, K-9 bingo, dog adoptions, a doggie costume contest, vendors, food, and more.

The event is sponsored by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association. Admission is free and dogs on leash with current vaccinations are welcome.


Pet Fest - Asheville, Oct. 8

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 9.46.27 AMThe 3rd annual Pet Fest will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 12 to 3 PM at Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville. The event will feature activities for pets and their families, including educational advice, obedience tips, informational booths and displays, pet adoptions and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local spay/neuter organizations and rescue transport programs.

Asheville Outlets will be teaming up with Critter Magazine to present Pet Fest. The Critter Magazine Cover Dog Competition will be held at 1 PM. Cost to participate is a $25 donation. Your dog could be chosen to be featured on the cover of Critter Magazine.

Throughout the weekend from Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, Ingles and iHeart Radio Asheville will sponsor Ultimate Air Dogs at Asheville Outlets.

Image: Asheville Outlets 


Dog Agility Trials - Waynesville, Sept. 22 - 24

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 11.40.26 AMThe Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association will be holding dog agility trials at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Trial hours each day will be from 7 AM to 7 PM.

All breeds licensed by the American Kennel Club can participate. The event will be held outdoors in a covered arena. Vendors and food will be available. Admission is free and parking is available. Spectators are welcome, but no non-participating dogs are allowed.

For additional information, visit http://www.wcdfa.org/agility_trial_sept_2017.html


Doggie Ice Cream Social - West Asheville, Sept. 22

Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 9.33.58 AMGreg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville.

The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 22 from 3 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like to join in. Happy Tails Doggie Ice Cream as well as ice cream of the human variety will be on the menu. (Note: This location is different from The Hop West ice cream cafe.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit Asheville Humane Society.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Sept. 24

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, Sept. 24. 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 12:30 to 1 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.


Mills River Valley Doggy Dash Race - Mills River, Sept. 17

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 11.27.10 AMOn Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9 AM to 12 PM, Trace & Company will sponsor the Mills River Valley 5K, 10K and 1 mile Doggy Dash. The event will be held at Mills River Park, 124 Town Center Drive in Mills River. Participants can bring their dogs along for the 1 mile fun run/walk race, which is suitable for all ages, levels, and types of dogs.

A portion of the proceeds from the $15 entry fee benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Schedule

Packet Pick-Up:

Early race packet pick-up: Sept 15th from 5-7 pm at Mills River Park: Come to front of library for packet pick up

Day of race packet pick-up and race day registration: Mills River Park from 6:30 - 8:15 AM at the Mills River Park registration booth

SUNDAY, Sept 17th – RACE DAY!

6:30 a.m – 8:15 a.m – Packet Pickup at Registration Tent

8:30 a.m – 5k and 10K begins at start line in front of library at Mills River park.

8: 35 a.m – 1-mile Fun Run/Walk and Doggy Dash starts in front of library at Mills River park

9: 45 .a.m – Approximate beginning of the awards ceremonies with awards for all age group winners starting with 5k. 10k will follow depending on runners return rate

Parking:

As you approach the Park, you will be directed to one of two parking lots designated for the race.

 


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Sept. 17

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, Sept. 17. 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 12:30 to 1 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.