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September 2014

Free Puppies W.I.N. Session - Asheville, Sept. 27

Two puppiesPuppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window.

Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home.

Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 9 to 11 AM in the Asheville Humane Society Education Room, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, behind Harmony Audi/Volkswagen, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Note: Humans only please!

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Low Cost Vaccinations, Asheville, Sept. 28

Dog_being_vaccinatedThe Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, September 28 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Services provided:

Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months)  - $11.00

Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00  

Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00                                                   

DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00

FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia - (Cats over 2 months) - $20.00

Microchip - (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  - $10.00 

**Cash is the only accepted form of payment.**

Mix 96.5 Presents Dog Day Afternoon - Asheville, Sept. 28

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 5.03.06 PMMix 96.5 presents the 3rd annual Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5 PM.

This fun event will take place again at Carrier Park. Activities include a dog-friendly fun run around Carrier Park, live music, dog contests including a Weiner Dog race, “Best Lap Dog over 50 lbs”, “Best Heinz 57/Mutt” and the “Fastest Dog in Asheville” competition.

Local food vendors and local beer will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society.

Brides for Barks Silent Auction and Sale - Asheville, Sept. 23

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 3.46.52 PMCalling all former brides! Donate your leftover and reusable wedding products, dresses, decor and more at the annual "Brides for Barks" Silent Auction and Sale on Tues., Sept. 23 from 4 to 9 PM!

Asheville Humane Society will be holding a silent auction and sale during the Wedding Festivals Asheville show at the US Cellular Center.If you are interested in donating items from your wedding, please email You can find out more about what to donate here: .

$5 Doggie Adoptions in Asheville - Sept. 19 and 20!

Come see all the wonderful doggies available for adoption at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20 from 10 AM to 6 PM, all dogs over 25 pounds are just $5 each -- and that includes everything! Check 'em out at: .

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Free Fearful Dog Session-West Asheville, Sept. 20

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Pet Behavior Aid will hold a free information session, "Be Brave!," for owners of fearful dogs on Saturday, September 20, from 1 PM to 3 PM. The session will be held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 1388 Patton Avenue, Asheville. Humans only, please.

Topics include how to help your dog gain confidence, learning how to understand signs of anxiety and when to step in, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and fundamental techniques to help your "wallflower" blossom. 

For more information, visit or call (828) 707-0644. This session is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to to increasing the retention of companion animals in their homes in Western North Carolina.

Photo credit: Image: Stuart Miles /

Free Separation Anxiety Session - No. Asheville, Sept. 16

ID-100120Pet Behavior Aid will hold "Don't Leave Me!" -- a free information session on separation anxiety for owners of dogs with separation anxiety on Tuesday, September 16, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. The session will be held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Beaverdam Road in North Asheville. Humans only, please.

For more information, visit or call (828) 707-0644. This session is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to to increasing the retention of companion animals in their homes in Western North Carolina.

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Kids Craft Day for Animals - Asheville, Sept. 17

ID-10055321Pack Memorial Library will hold a kids craft hour to benefit Asheville Humane Society on Wed., Sept. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Children in the community are invited to come and make dog and cat toys for he animals in our care. The Society will be bringing a pet for show and tell!

No personal pets, please. The library is located at 67 Haywood Street in Asheville.

Image: Stuart Miles,

Free Puppy Social-Asheville, Sept. 13

ID-10036262Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, September 13 from 9 to 10 AM, at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, behind Harmony Motors, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups and meets new and different people and things. Doggie treat bag and human treats provided for all participants.

- Ages 9-20 weeks of age
- Puppies must be healthy
- Must be in home at least 10 days prior to coming to social
- Must have at least 2 sets of vaccinations
(copy of vet records required)
- Rabies vaccine is required (16 weeks and older)

This is a FREE family friendly event, but space is limited! Reserve your puppy’s spot today. Call (828) 707-0644 or email to make a reservation. For more information visit

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17th Annual Fur Ball - Blowing Rock, Oct. 4

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 1.41.59 PMThe Watauga Humane Society invites you to attend the 17th Annual Fur Ball, an extravaganza to benefit the homeless animal of the High Country, on Saturday evening, October 4 at the Blowing Rock Country Club. This is the largest fund raising event of the year to help the homeless animals of Watauga County.

Centerpriece Jazz will perform and both silent and live auctions and other surprises will be held throughout the evening. Reception and Silent Auction begins at 5:30 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM, and entertainment at 8:15 PM. Ticket sales are limited to 220 attendees, so if you are interested in attending, you are urged to reserve your seat early.

For more information contact Vicki Young (email: or Jan Watson (email: Click here for a reservation form.

Pitty Party - $5 Adoptions Through Sept. 6

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 9.57.10 AMPitties and Pitty mixes are available at Asheville Humane Society's Adopotion & Education Center Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, for just $5 each. These are some of the nicest doggies around! Come see them from 10 AM to 6 PM at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads).

And don't forget the special $5 Feline promotion as well -- $5 for every cat and kitten!

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Adoptions at Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC - Sept. 6

ScreenHunter_04 Jun. 20 13.25On one special Saturday every month through October artists and vendors gather in downtown Blowing Rock offering their latest creations for sale. The next Art in the Park will be Saturday, September 6.

Watauga Humane Society has been invited to showcase our adoptable pets at these highly anticipated events to help them find homes. Volunteers load up with adoptable dogs, puppies, kittens and a cat or two from our Adoption Center  and bring them to visit with you at this event from 10 am to 3 pm.

Come for the fun and spend time chatting with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Visit with our animals and perhaps you will find a new best friend!

For more information about Art in the Park visit:

$5 Feline Adoptions Through October 4 - Spread the Word!

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 9.07.26 AMDid you know that September is historically the slowest month for adoptions and one of the busiest months in terms of animals being cared for by Asheville Humane Society? In order to find homes for all the cats and kittens who need a second chance, Asheville Humane Society is dropping adoption fees to just $5 for every cat and kitten for five weeks!

Even if you and your doggie are not ready to adopt a kitty right now, you can help with Asheville Humane Society's "$5 Felines for 5 Weeks Adoption Challenge":

2. Print 5 flyers and hang them up in 5 places around town. Your workplace, your school, your church, your gym, your neighborhood hangouts... anywhere you can think of to help get the word out about our life-saving challenge! You can also drop by our Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane to pick up flyers if you prefer. With your help, we can continue breaking records for local animals until we achieve a no-kill Buncombe County together. 
3. Spread the word ONLINE. One click to share can save a life.