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May 2015

Low Cost Vaccinations and Microchips, Asheville, May 31

ID-100247127The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, May 31 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 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 

Please note: Cash is the only accepted form of payment.

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Pawsitively Purrfect Evening-Sapphire, NC, June 12

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 2.35.06 PMThe Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society holds its annual gala, "Pawsitively Purrfect Evening," on Friday, June 12 at the luxurious Country Club of Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC.

The event will be an elegant evening featuring cocktails, an exquisite dinner, live and silent auction, and dancing. Auction items include one-of-a-kind works of art, vacation getaways to exotic locales, exclusive private dinner parties, and much more.

Tickets are $195 per person ($390 per couple). 100 percent of the proceeds benefits the shelter pets at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. For more information, call (828) 743-5752 or visit www.chhumanesociety.org .


Agility Trials, Fletcher, May 22-25

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 10.00.02 AMDog agility is a beloved sport by dogs, their handlers, and spectators. Now you have an opportunity to watch American Kennel Club agility trials, free of charge, from 8 AM to 2 PM each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 22, 23, 24, and 25. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Agility Club, the event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher (across from the Asheville Regional Airport).

More than 300 purebred dogs from throughout the southeast will compete at various levels of difficulty against each other and the clock. About 70 AKC registered breeds will compete in the trials.

Watch as dogs and their handlers navigate obstacle courses, everything from platforms to weave poles to tunnels. It's an experience you won't want to miss (but please leave your own dog at home).

For additional information about the trials and agility in general, visit the Blue Ridge Agility Club's website: http://blueridgeagility.com/

Photo: Blue Ridge Agility Club


Spay/Neuter Vouchers in Hendersonville, May 23

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 1.31.08 PMSpaying or neutering your pet is the best way to prevent animal over-population. Community Partnership for Pets will be selling low cost spay/neuter vouchers to Henderson County residents on Saturday, May 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Tractor Supply, 115 Four Seasons Mall, Suite A, Hendersonville.

For more information, call Community Partnership for Pets at (828) 693-5172, or email cpforpetsinc@aol.com.

Image: Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Free Puppies W.I.N. Session-Asheville, May 23

  ID-100226589Puppies 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, May 23 from 9 to 11 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Note: Humans only please!

Visit www.petbehavioraid.org for additional details.

Image: Vudhikrai, freedigitalphotos.net


"Stop the 77" Campaign - Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 17-23

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 4.17.00 PMIn honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23), kid-dog training and relationship experts Leah Hatley and Justine Schuurmans of The Family Dog™ have launched a campaign called "Stop the 77," since 77 percent of dog bites come from a family or friend's dog.

Sponsored by PetSafe® brand, the three-part campaign aims to educate the public about how to really respect dogs and help keep kids safe around the dogs they know. The three parts are:

  • A must-share video that tells the story of a family dog’s experiences from the child’s perspective, followed by the same story told through the dog’s eyes, which clearly shows the tragic effects of misunderstanding our family dogs.
  • An upbeat, informative website featuring cool graphics and music videos that teach kids to respect dogs, understand what your dog is trying to tell you and how to help Stop the 77 by sharing this information.
  • An eye-catching poster designed by Los Angeles-based artist and dog lover Lili Chin, which is free to download by the public and can be hung in school, libraries, vet offices, and more.

To learn more about Stop the 77 and how to keep our kids and dogs safe, please visit www.stopthe77.com.

Image from Stop the 77 video


National Spring Adoptathon-Asheville, May 16-17

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 1.17.15 PMPetSmart Charities is hosting a national Adoptathon event on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 through 17 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event will be held at the PetSmart on Bleachery Boulevard off Swanannoa Road in Asheville.

Rescue organizations and shelters will have lots of animals available for adoption, so be sure to stop by and support your local animal welfare community -- and consider adopting an animal or two!

And just a reminder: Asheville Humane Society is offering dogs over 6 months for adoption for the entire month of may at the special reduced adoption fee of just $9.99.


Low Cost Shot Clinic - Mars Hill, May 16

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.53.45 AMA low-cost shot and microchip clinic will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 2 to 4 PM at the Mars Hill Fire Dept., 56 N. Main Street, Mars Hill. Various vaccines, including rabies vaccines, will be available at low-cost, along with microchips. Current proof of rabies is required for the 3-year rabies shot. Dogs should be leashed and cats should be in crates.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Madison County Animals (www.fomca.org). Call (828) 649-9798 for further details.


Dogs 'N' Suds, Waynesville, May 14

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 5.26.55 PMThe fourth annual Dogs ‘N’ Suds fundraiser for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Frog Level Brewing Company, 56 Commerce Street in Waynesville.

Proceeds from this event will help fund Sarge’s efforts to save as many dogs and cats as possible from the Haywood County shelter and place them in foster homes until they can be adopted. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticket purchase is an automatic entry a in drawing for $100 gift certificate to the Chef's Table.  Frog Level Brewing Company will be providing live music at the event.

A 16 oz. beer, crafted by FLBC brewmaster/owner Clark Williams, a “dog” with a side and a dessert will be served. The food “dogs” will be a selection of locally produced, handcrafted sausages, hot links, bratwursts, a vegetarian option and more, provided by Haywood Smokehouse. Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery will provide “human” cookies.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Sarge’s Adoption Center, 256 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville; Frog Level Brewing Company, and Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in downtown Waynesville, as well as Mountain Dreams Realty of WNC in Maggie Valley.

Sponsors for Dogs ‘N’ Suds are Frog Level Brewing Company, Haywood Smokehouse and Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery.

For information on the event, call Sarge’s at 256-9050 or visit www.sargeandfriends.org. This is a dog-friendly event.


Yappy Hour-Greenville, SC, May 14

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.24.16 AMEvery second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 PM.

For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools."

Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

For additional information, visit http://www.greenvillehumane.com/events


Free Puppy Social-Asheville, May 16

ID-100237348Come to a free New Year's Puppy Social on Saturday, May 16 from 9 to 10 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville.

Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups. Doggie treat bags and human treats provided for all participants. This is a FREE family friendly event, but space is limited!

Reserve your puppy’s spot today. Sign up at (828) 707-0644 or via email: info@petbehavioraid.org For more information visit www.petbehavioraid.org
Requirements:
-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 event is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to increasing the retention of companion animals in their homes in Western North Carolina.

Image: Khunaspix, freedigitalphotos.net


Barq in the Park-Flat Rock, May 16

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.31.35 AMEveryone’s howling about the Second Annual Barq in the Parq event for Dog Lovers! Support local animal non-profits on Saturday, May 16th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the green at Mountain Lodge and Conference Center in Flat Rock.

Barq in the Parq is a wag filled community event for dog lovers and dog adopters to benefit Charlie’s Angels, Brother Wolf and Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Entry fee is only $5 and with over 40 vendors from Asheville to Greenville participating with you and your dogs health in mind… the day will be filled with dogs, music, food, art and more.

Organizers at WTZQ AM-1600 and Mountain Lodge and Conference Center are proud to have as presenting sponsors: BMW of Asheville and Morris Broadband. Supporting sponsors are Cason Companies, Diamond Brand Pet Food, and Animals R Us.

The event will be held rain or shine. Bring your dogs! Mountain Lodge and Conference Center is located just off 1-26 at exit 53, Upward Road, Flat Rock, NC.

For more information call WTZQ at 828-692-1600.


Pet Honoring Ceremony-May 10

ID-100105392The second Sunday of every month, a United Pet Honoring Ceremony is held for pet owners to come together and unite in expressing their love and appreciation for their pets. It is a way to have sacred time to honor our pets and loved ones, our relationship with them, and all they give us.  
 
People from all over send in names of Pets to be Honored: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Ponies, Rabbits, Birds, Frogs and more. This is a simple ceremony (much like a memorial service). It includes an Opening, Blessing of each pet, Prayer, Silent reflection and Closing. Each pet name is said out loud and sent love and blessings for the highest good.
 
On Sunday, May 10 at 10 AM, call in and listen: 1-857-232-0159  x329054.
(Please note this is not a toll free number, although there are no charges to call in and listen!)
 
It is free to add a pet, and free to call in and listen. You can send in a pet's name (picture optional) to be included in the honoring. Send to: info@pethonoring.com.
 
Visit www.pethonoring.com/ for more information.
 
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Bark in the (Ball)Park-Fluor Field, Greenville, SC, May 10

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On Sunday, May 10 at 4:05 PM, families are welcome to bring their dogs to "Bark in the Park" at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC, the home of the Greenville Drive minor league baseball team.

Any fan who buys a ticket for the game in sections 116-119 will be given a ticket for their dog as well if they wish to bring one. The Drive are making you and your dogs feel right at home all day long, with water stations placed around the concourse and an area outside Fluor Field for dogs to walk around. There will also be some fun in-game entertainment for you and your pooches to enjoy.

Mothers, be sure to get to Fluor Field early to receive a carnation from a Drive player as you walk in!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to spend Mother's Day at Fluor Field with your loyal dog by your side. To purchase tickets for Bark in the Park, stop by the Main Street Box Office, call (864) 240-4528 or log on to GreenvilleDrive.com.


Free Puppies W.I.N. Session-Asheville, May 9

ID-100226589Puppies 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, May 9 from 9 to 11 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Note: Humans only please!

Visit www.petbehavioraid.org for additional details.

Image: Vudhikrai, freedigitalphotos.net


Full Moon Farm Howl In-Black Mountain, May 9

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.20.34 AMFull Moon Farm is a sanctuary for wolfdogs located in Black Mountain, NC. Come and join the fun at their Howl In on Saturday, May 9.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Farm tour begins 3:15 p.m. Meet the wolfdogs, hear there tales and howls! Learn about the breed and their obstacles.

Join the staff for an optional potluck dinner for $5 per plate (bring a side dish, we will provide the meat and drinks). Visit the Gift Den for local handcrafted jewelry and artwork. For more information, visit http://fullmoonfarm.org/events/howl-ins


Yappy Hour-Asheville, May 7

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 3.21.31 PMBring your doggy to Asheville Humane Society's Yappy Hour on Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8 PM. It will be held at Creekside Taphouse, 8 Beverly Road in the Haw Creek section of Asheville.

Yappy Hours are the place for cool canines to congregate. They'll enjoy special treats and drinks made especially for them while you and your four-legged friend get to mingle with other dog lovers!

Admission of just $5 per person includes light bites and dogs are free. The Yappy Hour is being sponsored by Mix 96.5 and Prestige Subaru. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Buncombe County. More information is available at www.mix965asheville.com.


Mayfel's Dog Days of Summer, Asheville, May 7

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.46.38 AMKudos to Mayfel's restaurant, 22 College Street in Asheville, for supporting local animal welfare groups. On Thursday, May 7, Mayfel's presents the start of their 5th annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. Eat and drink at Mayfels (New Orleans style cuisine) on May 7 and the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales all day to help the animals at Animal Haven of Asheville.

That's not all -- Mayfel's hosts a different animal welfare organization every Thursday from May through August, again donating 10% of its sales that day. Dog-friendly Mayfel's, across the street from Pritchard Park, has a front patio and back courtyard patio. More about Mayfel's and their Dog Days of Summer schedule at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mayfels