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Strut Your Mutt 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Scurry - Hendersonville, Oct. 31

Screen Shot 2020-10-21 at 11.32.28 AMThe 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutt: A Casual 5K hosted by Blue Ridge Humane Society, and WTZQ Radio  is a human and pet friendly 5K and 1 Mile walk benefiting Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Presented by: Hunter Subaru

Strut Your Mutt goes virtual! 

The entire course for the 5K and 1 Mile will be marked for you to run or walk starting on Saturday, October 31 and will remain marked until November 8, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and routes. You’ll also have the option of completing your 5K or 1 mile on any route you choose and submitting your time. At the end of the submission period our overall winners will be announced and receive their prizes, as well as some extra fun things that will be announced closer to the event! Parking will be available at the courthouse overflow lots located at the corner of North Pine Street and 4th Avenue.Complete information is at the link below. All participants receive a pet-friendly swag bag.

Online registration will close Friday, October 30. Sign up here:


A Guide to Road Trips with Your Dog

Our friends at Subaru have published a useful, informative guide to dog-focused road trips. It includes:

  • Listings of helpful websites, dog-friendly hotel chains and rules of doggie etiquette
  • Recommendations for all the best gear for your dog's road trip
  • A helpful article about backcountry hiking and camping with your dog
  • A vet's advice for driving with your dog.

Whether or not you're driving a Subaru, you'll find this guide to be a goldmine of tips! Check it out here: https://subarudrive.com/articles/dog-road-trips

Photo by Michael Bartlett on Unsplash

Asheville Humane Society Adoptions - Fee Waived Oct. 24 Through Oct. 30

Screen Shot 2020-10-23 at 4.02.09 PMJoin Asheville Humane Society for a special Subaru Loves Pets fee-waived adoption event starting Saturday, October 24 through Friday, October 30! Our friends at Prestige Subaru love pets so much that they are also donating $100 each day this month toward shelter pet adoptions!

All dogs and cats age 6 months and up are available with no adoption fee through October 30! 

Stop by Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane to find priceless love! Please note that the Adoption Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; however, there is limited admittance. Please review restrictions before arriving, detailed here: https://ashevillehumane.org/covid-19-updates

This event is made possible by the ASPCA and Subaru of America Grant Program.

Sarge's Furry Friends Online FunRaiser Through Oct. 25

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In this upside-down year, Sarge’s reimagined the annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash, a fall tradition. Since a large gathering for a sit-down dinner with auctions is not safe right now, the event will be held as an online auction through October 25 on Facebook.

“When we realized we couldn’t have Sarge’s Furry Friends Benefit Bash, we still wanted to have some fun,” said Paula Gatens, Sarge’s board member and auction committee leader. “Many small businesses in Haywood County stepped up to help us with this effort. We are thankful for their continuing support. We have more than 150 items for the auction.”

Returning to the auction will be the ever-popular rights to have your pet pictured on the 2021 Sarge’s Dog Walk T-shirt. New this year will be the rights to have your pet featured as Pet of the Month on Sarge’s website.

Auction items include dog and cat items, collectibles, golf certificates, plus area store, restaurant, and brewery gift cards. New items include a stay in a Waynesville Main Street apartment, five days of dog camp, pet laser therapy sessions, a salt room experience, personal training sessions, and handmade beaded ornaments.

“As the holidays approach, the gift cards in Sarge’s auction will make great gifts, and are easy to mail for those who are gifting this holiday season,” said Fred Strohm, Sarge’s administrator.

Sarge’s will use the services of Helping PAWS, Inc. to administer the auction. Helping PAWS is a group of dedicated animal lovers who run online auctions, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to rescue groups and animals in need.

Visit the Sarge’s FunRaiser event at: www.facebook.com/events/246139396749503; the auction will be active Oct. 21 – 25.

Sarge’s is grateful to Haywood County businesses, local artists and Sarge’s volunteers for donating items for the auction.