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Yappy Hour - Asheville, July 24

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Bring your doggie to an Asheville Humane Society Yappy Hour on Wednesday, July 24!

Come eat + drink with your best 4-legged buddy on Daphne at Twisted Laurel Downtown's patio to raise funds for the animals at Asheville Humane Society!

WHEN - Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm
WHERE - Daphne at Twisted Laurel Downtown, 130 College Street, Asheville NC 28801
WHAT - 100% of your $10 donation goes to the Asheville Humane Society and as a thank you, they will brew a free TeaPet Herbal Tea for your dog!
Hooman food + drink specials available too.
And they have a Dogs of Daphne Menu!


NO Adoption Fees - Asheville, July 18 - 20

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NO ADOPTION FEES!!!! On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 18 through 20, Asheville Humane Society is offering dogs over 6 months old with no adoption fees. Cats over 6 months old are available with no adoption fees through July 31.

There are MANY wonderful animals available right now! Even if you can't adopt, please spread the word.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, behavioral training when appropriate, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesdays until 7 PM). The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1 to 2 PM, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!


Is CBD Good for Dogs?

Screen Shot 2019-06-15 at 2.03.37 PMAs a dog owner, you likely have your ears to the ground for the latest and greatest ways to treat your dog, from actual treats and food to enrichment toys and doggie daycare. If your dog’s health suffers at all, however, you may be looking for more serious options to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

One such option is CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a cannabis compound that provides health benefits without the high of marijuana. Many dog owners are increasingly turning to CBD to treat a variety of canine conditions, from anxiety to arthritis.

CBD is legal in all 50 states and it is becoming widely available in Western North Carolina, but the research around its effects on dogs is still developing. However, a growing number of veterinarians are recommending it to their clients. While the research is not yet definitive, many believe CBD offers several therapeutic benefits to dogs.

The CBD Awareness Project has created a comprehensive guide that will help you evaluate CBD for dogs. You'll find it here: https://www.cbdoil.org/cbd-oil-for-dogs/


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, July 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, July 21.  Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikes are typically 3-5 miles at a brisk pace with elevation changes and provide vigorous exercise for our volunteer hikers as well. They do not cancel hikes because of rain, as our pups don’t mind getting wet. 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 serve basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. If you don’t get an email from Hiking Hounds, assume they didn’t get yours! Please be 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.


Pick Me! SC Adoption Weekend - July 12-14

Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 4.23.04 PMAnimal shelters and rescues across South Carolina are coming together to hold an awe-inspiring statewide adoption event July 12-14, 2019. This massive lifesaving mission is sponsored by Petco Foundation and is being organized by No Kill South Carolina. Wonderful animals will be available for adoptions and incredible deals are being offered. 

You will find shelters and rescues across the Upstate participating in Pick Me! SC July 12-14. From the Greenville-Spartanburg metro area and beyond, you will have the chance to save a life on this special weekend. Everyone in the Upstate is so excited to showcase their adoptable animals for you! Almost a dozen rescues and shelters are opening their doors and offering great deals on adoptions to find as many new homes for animals as possible. Some shelters, like Anderson PAWS is opening its doors to offer space for two other shelters (Union County and Pickens County). It’s this spirit of teamwork that is going to make the Pick Me! SC weekend so incredible. The goal is to save 1,500 lives — will you help us make that goal by adopting? Remember that some area Petco stores are also offering adoptable animals as part of Pick Me! SC.The following Upstate shelters and rescues are participating:

  • Anderson County Paws
  • Greenville County Animal Care
  • Greenville Petco Pleasantburg Road
  • Greenville Petco Woodruff Road
  • Humane Society of Greenwood
  • Oconee County Humane Society
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter
  • Seneca Petco
  • Spartanburg Petco

For more information about each of these adoption sites, visit: http://pickmesc.com/upstate