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October 2011

Free Happy Dog Healthy Dog Online Summit, Nov. 8-12

Logo_summitMany dogs spend quite a bit of time alone at home during the week and end up developing behavior issues out of anxiety, boredom and loneliness. A majority of dog owners report feeling guilty about it but don’t know  what to do. Unfortunately, leaving a dog home alone is a fact of modern-day life for dogs and their owners.

If you are one of those owners, you should find the "Happy Dog-Healthy Dog World TeleSummit" to be of great interest. This free online event focuses on dogs alone and their owners and it runs from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. Sponsored by, the summit brings together a panel of expert dog trainers, behaviorists, wellness practitioners and veterinarians who will be participating via audio or video. Each speaker will be recorded and aired for 24 hours. You can listen to any or all of the speakers without charge. The event takes place entirely online. You can also purchase a VIP package that includes the recordings and transcripts for all of the speakers.

For more information or to register for this free event, just click here.

Pet Adoptathon, Asheville, Oct. 29-30

Petadoptathon Animal Compassion Network (ACN) presents the 12th Annual Prestige Subaru Howl'oween Pet Adoptathon on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event will be held at Pet Harmony, 803 Fairview Street, Asheville, and across the street at the Province 620 restaurant on Hendersonville Road.

In addition to cats and dogs available for adoption from area rescue groups, breed rescues, and shelters, there will be costume contests with great prizes, free pet portraits, a low-cost shot clinic, and a Trick-or-Training booth. Mix 96.5 FM will be doing a live remote. Pets, kids, and adults are invited to come in their funniest, cutests, or scariest costumes!

For additional information, visit

Last Yappy Hour-Asheville, Oct. 27

Dog drinking cocktailAsheville Humane Society invites all dogs and their owners to the last Yappy Hour of the season! It will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 4 to 7 PM at Frankie Bones restaurant in Gerber Village. Thanks to Mix 96.5 FM and Paramount Kia Motorcars for sponsoring this Yappy Hour.

There will be treats for canines and humans alike, doggie socializing and some adorable pooches available for adoption. Admission is just $5 per person and all fidos are free!

Furball 2011, Anderson, SC, Oct. 27

Furball The Anderson County Humane Society encourages you to "cough it up for the animals" at Furball 2011 on Thursday, October 27 from 7:30 to 11 PM at The Bleckley Inn, Downtown Anderson, SC.

Furball 2011 is a fundraiser for the Anderson Humane Society -- a night of fun, food and festivities, including the presentation of the Humane-itarian of the Year award. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and include food, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in costume.

All proceeds from Furball 2011 benefit the Anderson County Humane Society and its low cost spay and neuter clinic. For more information, visit the society's website or contact Stephanie at (864) 933-5347.

Pit Bull Awareness Day, Asheville, Oct. 22

National_pitbull_awareness.1National Pit Bull Awareness Day will be celebrated at Carrier Park in Asheville on Saturday, October 22 from 12 to 5 PM.

The keynote speaker at the event will be Kim Brophey, a nationally accredited animal behavior consultant and trainer. The guest MC will be Daron James, former owner of a Michael Vick rescue dog. Dogs will be available for adoption. There will be games, live music, local vendors and more.

Some of the nicest dogs we've ever met were pit bulls! Come on down and help change the perception of these wonderful animals.

Last Yappy Hour, Asheville, Oct. 20

Dog with ears flying Asheville Humane Society invites all dogs and their owners to the last Yappy Hour of the season! It will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 4 to 7 PM in front of Trevinia Restaurant in Biltmore Park. Thanks to Mix 96.5 FM, Trevinia Restaurant and Paramount Kia Motorcars for sponsoring this Yappy Hour.


There will be treats for canines and humans alike, doggie socializing and some adorable pooches available for adoption. Admission is just $5 per person and all fidos are free!


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"Wags to Riches," Hendersonville, Oct. 22

BlueRidgeHumane The Blue Ridge Humane Society will hold a "Wags to Riches" fundraising event on Saturday, October 22 beginning at 6 PM at the Hendersonville Country Club. The stylish evening will include dining and dancing, themed silent auction packages to bid on, and the presentation of the first annual Crystal Paw Award.

Special guests at the event include Diana Walker, award-winning TIME magazine White House photojournalist and Michele Stephenson, former director of photography for TIME. They are the judges for the "Give Us Your Best Shot" pet photo contest and winners will be announced at the event.

Wags to Riches is the society's primary fundraiser for the year. Tickets are $120 per person, part of which is tax deductible, and can be purchased at the Blue Ridge Humane Society thrift shop at 1214 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville, or WAG Pet Boutique on Main Street in Hendersonville.

For more information visit the society's website:

Free Seminar for Dog Adopters-Asheville, Oct. 18

Kim stimpson A free seminar, "Perfect Match: Choosing and Creating a Versatile Dog," will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from 6 to 7 PM in the Education Room at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville. (Off Brevard and Pond Roads, behind Deal Volkswagen).

Topics covered will include:

* Reasons for adopting a dog 
* How a dog will change your life 
* Lifestyle and breeds: choosing a good match 
* True financial costs of adding a dog to the family 
* Basic, positive reinforcement for training good behaviors


The seminar will be conducted by Kim Stimpson, a positive change specialists and director of Building Me Up Communications and Opportunity Strategies. To reserve your spot, please email by the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 15.

New Home for Watauga Humane Society

Watauga Congratulations to the Watauga Humane Society on the opening of their brand new 17,000 square-foot Irma Baker Lyons Adoption and Education Center. The facility is located at 312 Paws Way in Boone, NC.

The Adoption and Education Center is next to the dog park run by the Society, which offers over 3 acres of leash-free fun.

Check out the video below to see the new facility, and keep your eye on the society's website for information about adoption and community events.


Furry Friends Benefit Bash, Waynesville, Oct. 13

Furryfriends Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual "Furry Friends Benefit Bash," a fundraising event for Haywood County's lost and abandoned pets, on Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 9 PM. The event will be at The Gateway Club, 37 Church Street, Waynesville.

The Furry Friends Benefit Bash is an evening of fabulous food, fun, music, and live and silent auctions. It includes a seated meal with 4 dinner choices. Tickets are $50 each and seating is limited, so get your tickets today at Sarge's Adoption Center, 256 Industrial Park Drive, Earthworks, 21 N. Main Street, or through Sarge's website:

Auction for a Cause, Spartanburg, SC, Oct. 7

Spartanburg The Spartanburg Humane Society is participating in the Uptown Sertoma Club's Auction for a Cause on Friday, October 7th at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

All proceeds from the sale of items at the auction will be donated to the Spartanburg Humane Society's Animal Assisted Therapy program. Through the SHS Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program, volunteers team up with their pets to share their time with residents of long term care facilities in our community. During regular visits, often twice a month, AAT teams provide one-on-one attention to residents who enjoy animal companionship.

Soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar for beer and wine will be available at the auction. Tickets cost $10 if purchased before the event. Tickets will be on sale at the doors of the auditorium for $15. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Spartanburg Humane Society website.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Dancingdogs The ASPCA ha designated October "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" and that makes it a great time to consider adopting from your local shelter or rescue organization. If you're not in a position to adopt right now, please be sure to tell your family and friends about the many wonderful dogs (and cats too) available for adoption.

We continue to face severely overcrowded shelters in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. Those who have adopted dogs from shelters know how special they are and that they are friends for life. Visit Carolina Mountain Dog's ADOPTING page for a complete list of shelters and rescue organizations in the Carolina mountains. Adopt a shelter dog today!