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Free Pet Food - Hendersonville, Nov. 27

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Blue Ridge Humane Society is offering free pet food on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, 1304 Ashe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first serve, as supplies last to those in need or affected by COVID-19. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Masks are required to be worn during pick-up. Food will be distributed car-side, so all you need to do is pull up and the Humane Society will direct you from there! Staff will get your info (zipcode, number and type of pet), and place the food in your car trunk.
If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at 828-393-5832.

"Your Dog Here" - Nov. 19, 26, 28

Three nights of drinks, dogs, and fundraising for Asheville Humane!

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Asheville Humane Society invites dog owners and their pups to help support our community of amazing animals. Each night there will be a fantastic raffle for prizes from Down Dog, Wagbar, Ruff Life Training and many more worth over $1000, a doggy photo booth, and the chance to get your dog on DSSOLVR's "Your Dog Here" beer label. Join the fun!

Dates & Locations

Friday, November 19th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville

Friday, November 26th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville

Sunday, November 28th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at DSSOLVR, 63 N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville

Thanksgiving Tip: A Special Meal for Your Dog

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Thanksgiving meals for dogs and cats are available now at Patton Avenue Pet, while supplies last! These adorable meal kits are a great way to include the family pet in holiday celebrations, and they also make wonderful host gifts! Be sure to stop by soon to pick yours up, as they sell out every year!

This year, our Dog Meals contain The Honest Kitchen Turkey Stew with Quinoa, Carrots & Broccoli, Veggie Chips of Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrot, Squash, and Taro, and a Pumpkin Pie cookie for dessert for $9.99!

Check them out at Patton Avenue Pet Company's three locations in Asheville:

109 Patton Avenue (Downtown), 1388 Patton Avenue (West), 582 Hendersonville Road (South)

Adopt an Older Dog

Alicia-gauthier-KJDhTtPCveI-unsplashYou may think puppies take first place for cuteness, but if you're planning to adopt, a puppy isn't always the best choice. They take a lot of work, need guidance and can develop some bad habits if you're not diligent about training. Often times, adopting an older dog is a better option. Here are five reasons why, courtesy of the ASPCA:

  • Older animals with a history of living within a family may settle in more quickly than a puppy.
  • Adult animals won’t have teething issues and will come into your life less likely to cause destruction. Many are already house-trained and have already mastered basic commands.
  • It may be easier to bond with older animals due to their typically calmer dispositions, their familiarity with home environments, and their experience living with other animals.
  • Adult dogs require less supervision than puppies, who sometimes can’t distinguish between safe situations and dangerous ones and may not know—or care—what “no” means.
  • Whereas the personalities of puppies change as they grow up, the personalities of adult animals are fully-formed, which makes them more predictable. That doesn’t mean adult animals can’t learn—in fact, they can be amazingly adaptive.

Consider adopting a "senior" dog from your local animal shelter or rescue organization. You won't be sorry!

Photo by Alicia Gauthier on Unsplash