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October 2016

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade - Black Mountain, NC - Oct. 29

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The annual "Howl-O-Ween" Pet Parade and Costume Contest will be held in Black Mountain, NC on Saturday, October 29. There is no cost to participate in the parade. Registration for the costume contest begin at 1 PM. Prizes will be awarded and proceeds from the event will go to local animal rescue organizations.

The parade begins at 3 PM in the town square. For additional information, call Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, 828-669-0706.


ReTail Scene: How to "Shop Green" for Your Dog

ID-100229372Not surprisingly, the same people who own dogs often care about the environment. Loving and caring for an animal demonstrates a certain respect for living things and a sensitivity to our earth and its precious resources. Dog owners who share nature with their pets are especially aware of their environment.

So how can you, as a dog owner, "shop green" and do your part to protect the environment? The website RetailMeNot has a helpful, detailed article called "The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Green for Your Pet" that shows you how to do just that. The article discusses the things that make a pet product green, how to find "green" pet food (with some great advice about food ingredients and additives), shopping for green playthings, choosing the right kind of pet beds, and more. It even has a handy green checklist for buying pet products.

Read this great article here.

Image: Aopsan, freedigitalphotos.net


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Oct. 30

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings 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, October 30. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. 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 served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make 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.


Does Your Dog's Food Contain Dangerous Ingredients?

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You may have noticed the recent movement toward "healthier" dog food. For example, there seem to be many more dog foods available today that are "natural" or highlight "grain-free" ingredients.

In addition, the number of choices can be overwhelming. Dog owners can now choose foods designed for their dogs' size, age, and specific medical condition. There are even companies that will custom design a dog food for you.

As you evaluate different foods for your dog, you should be aware of dog food ingredients that can potentially be dangerous to your dog. A handy infographic, "The 10 Most Dangerous Ingredients in Pet Food," from MySweetPuppy.net offers you some good tips on what to look out for on a dog food label.

You can view and download a copy of the infographic below, or link to it here: http://mysweetpuppy.net/dangerous-ingredients-pet-food/ 

 

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Low Cost Vaccinations - Asheville, October 22

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 10.58.02 AMAsheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Kmart, 1001 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. No appointment is necessary.

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.


Dog Talk: A Dog's Behavior and Pain - Asheville, Nov. 19

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 4.40.36 PMOn Saturday, November 19 at 7 PM, Julia Robertson will present "A Dog's Behavior and Pain: How the Two are Related." The talk will take place at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville.

Robertson's talk will cover how dogs shows signs of pain, how chronic pain impacts the way a dog feels and responds to the world, behavior signs that can indicate pain, and some simple ways to improve a dog's pain.

Robertson is an award-winning Galen Myotherapist, author, DVD producer, and Galen Canine Therapy Centre founder. She has treated over 7,000 pet, assistance, working and competition dogs since founding the Galen Therapy Centre in the UK in 2002. Her enthusiasm and passion has grown the center into a team of trained Galen Myotherapists based all over the UK and abroad. As a passionate advocate of Galen Canine Myotherapy, Robertson works closely with vets and other professionals. She also regularly holds talks and workshops internationally, helping to educate others and demonstrate how everyone can be part of enhancing their dog’s life through the appreciation of muscular health.

The talk is $20 at the door, or $15 advance registration. For more information or to register, contact: jrechtine@gmail.com, or call (585) 905-8281.


Adopt a Dog for Just $10 Through October 29!

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To celebrate National Adopt-a-Dog Month, Asheville Humane Society is offering reduced adoption fees for all dogs 25 pounds and up! The adoption fee for each 25-pound or over dog will be $10 through Saturday, October 29 at the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

The Adoption Center is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that dog and cat rooms are closed for "Naptime" for the animals from 1 to 2 PM daily.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $10 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see all the adorable adoptables, go to: www.ashevillehumane.org


Howl-O-Ween Walkathon - Asheville, Oct. 29

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The annual Howl-O-Ween Walkathon, sponsored by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 4 PM at the Eliada Corn Maze, 2 Compton Drive in Asheville.

Event Schedule:

12 pm-4 pm: Fall festival with food, music, kid and dog activities, pet-friendly photo booth, and more!

12 pm: T-shirt pick up and day of registration begins. T-shirts are first-come, first-served.

1 pm: Red carpet costume contest! Walk the red carpet with your four-legged friend and show off your creative costumes. Judges choice awards will be handed out.

1:30 pm: The walk begins! Weave through the Eliada Corn Maze on a two mile path with tricks and treats (did someone say candy?!) along the way.

This is a pet-friendly event that raises money for Brother Wolf. Additional details: http://howloween.bwar.org/


Pawfest 2016 Adoption Event - Burnsville, NC, October 15

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A tri-county adoption event and festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Barkin' Basement in the Burnsville Plaza Shopping Center, Burnsville, NC.

The event will feature animals from Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties at a $25 adoption fee. Also available will be a pet ID tag machine, as well as the opportunity to sign up for low-cost spay/neuter.

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net


Low Cost Vaccination Clinic - Marshall, Oct. 15

VaccineA low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic will be held by Friends of Madison County Animals on Saturday, October 15 from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Marshall Fire Department, 53 North Main Street, Marshall, NC.

Pricing - Subject to change.

Rabies Vaccine: 1 year  $10.00,  3 year $13.00  (bring current rabies certificate to get 3-year booster) 

DHPP $15.00 Dogs only

DHLPP, $20.00 Dogs only, this is 5-way vaccine.

Bordetella, $16.00 Dogs only.

FVRCP-Felv, $25.00 Cats only. This is a feline leukemia combo.

Microchipping, $20.00 Both dogs and cats.

There is no need to pre-register. Dogs should be brought on leash and cats should be brought in a carrier.


"A Life Worth Living" - Talk by Amy Mills - South Asheville, Oct. 11

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On Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there will be a special free presentation by Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet. Amy is a nationally-recognized expert on the human-animal bond who will speak about the transformative impact animals can have on the lives of people and families facing challenges and crises. She will discuss new strategies that animal welfare organizations are utilizing to keep people and their animals safe, healthy, and thriving.

You will be moved by touching stories of the love between people and animals and how they can make one another’s life worth living.

You will also hear about Asheville Humane Society’s remarkable new programs that are saving the lives of animals in the most under-served neighborhoods in Asheville.

The event will be held at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, 43 Town Square, South Asheville.


Pet Fest, Asheville, Oct. 9

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 2.38.39 PM Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 2.38.26 PMOn Sunday, October 9, Asheville Outlets and Critter Magazine will host the 2nd Annual Pet Fest from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event will feature activities for pets and their families, including educational advice and seminars, obedience tips, training demonstrations, pet service provider booths, and more. In addition, there will be a "Cover Dog Photo Competition" at 1 PM with the winner featured on the cover of Critter Magazine.

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition will also be taking place at Asheville Outlets from October 7 through 9, sponsored by Ingles and iHeart Media. Some of the country's top high-flying dogs will compete in this final regional qualifier for Ultimate Air Dog Games 2016.

Asheville Outlets is at 800 Brevard Road, exit 33 off of Route I-26.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Oct. 9

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings 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, October 9. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. 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 served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make 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.


Sarge's Furry Friends Benefit Bash - Waynesville, Oct. 6

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Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 8th Annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. It promises to be an evening of fun, food, music and lively live and silent auctions. 

The event is returning to the elegant main dining room of the Laurel Ridge Country Club, which was a big hit with guests and supporters last year.

Before the dinner, guests may visit the silent auction area containing many dining, golf and spa packages, as well as unique items for people and their pets. The live auction will include vacation packages, special dinners and other special items.

The event will be a sit-down dinner with two entrées from which to choose—Sirloin & Chicken Marsala combo or a Vegetarian option. There will be a cash bar.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.sargeanimals.org/furry-friends/


October Special: $10 Dog Adoption Fees in Asheville!

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Kick off Fall with a new furry friend! 
To celebrate National Adopt-a-Dog Month, Asheville Humane Society is offering reduced adoption fees for all dogs 25 pounds and up! The adoption fee for each 25-pound or over dog will be $10 through Saturday, October 29 at the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

The Adoption Center is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that dog and cat rooms are closed for "Naptime" for the animals from 1 to 2 PM daily.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $10 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see all the adorable adoptables, go to: www.ashevillehumane.org