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April 2017

GoPetFriendly.com Day - Asheville, April 29

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On Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM, GoPetFriendly.com, the nation's leading pet trip planning website, is visiting Asheville Humane Society.  Founders of GoPetFriendly.com and full-time travelers, Amy and Rod Burkert, will be talking pet travel and sharing tips about traveling with your pets, doing live product demos, answering your most vexing pet travel questions, holding a raffle for some fantastic pet travel gear, and providing goodie bags to the pet lovers who stop by.

In addition, Asheville Humane Society will be running a special adoption promotion from 10 AM to 6 PM, so come find your perfect travel buddy!

Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org

The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1-2pm, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!


Free "Pet Friendly" Presentation, Hendersonville, April 29

ID-100280356On Saturday, April 29 from 4 to 6 PM, certified dog behaviorist Kim Brophey will give a free talk entitled "Pet Friendly: We All Deserve to Have a Ball!" at Sanctuary Brewing, 147 1st Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC. It is sponsored by Asheville Humane Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and GoPetFriendly.com.

Kim is the owner of Dog Door Behavior Center in downtown Asheville and will be discussing what “pet friendly” means for the Asheville area. GoPetFriendly.com is a leading pet travel resource that has partnered with HSUS and Shelter Pet Project for a 10-month, pet-friendly tour across the country to raise awareness about adoption and other animal related issues. Asheville has been chosen as one of the stops!

Asheville Humane Society and Blue Ridge Humane Society will be there with dogs available for adoption!

Image: Holohololand, Freedigitalphotos.net


Low Cost Vaccinations - Asheville, April 29

Praisaeng-freedigAsheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Emma Elementary School, 37 Brickyard Road, Asheville, NC. No appointment is necessary.

Services provided:

Rabies 1 year  |  (Dogs or cats over 3 months)  |  $10.00
Rabies 3 year  |  (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate)  |  $10.00  
-Rabies tags are not accepted as proof of rabies vaccination-
Bordetella - Kennel cough  |  (Dogs over 2 months)  |  $15.00
DA2PPV - |  (Dogs 6 to 12 weeks or under 25 lbs)  |  $15.00
DA2PPV + Lepto - |  (Dogs 12 weeks or older and over 25 lbs)  |  $15.00
FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia  |  (Cats over 2 months)  | $20.00
FVRCP  (Cats over 2 months)  |   $15.00
FELV |  (Cats over 2 months)  |   $15.00
Microchip  |  (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  |  $15.00

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

Image: Praisaeng, Freedigitalphotos.net


Hiking Hounds, Asheville, April 30

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, April 30. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. 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.


Tour the Asheville Animal Care Campus - April 22

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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living.

Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane) and the Buncombe County Animal Shelter (16 Forever Friend Lane) on Saturday, April 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. The tour is free and open to the public.

The Animal Care Campus is located on Forever Friend Lane, off Pond Road and Brevard Road, near the WNC Farmers Market. For more information, call (828) 761-2001.

Image: Asheville Humane Society


2017 Mutt Strut, Greenville, SC, April 29

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Don't miss South Carolina's largest dog-friendly race and "Mutt Market"! This year the race is through beautiful DOWNTOWN Greenville! 

Join upstate dog lovers on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30 a.m. for the 6th Annual Mutt Strut, benefiting the Greenville Humane Society. This two-mile race begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market at Falls Park, featuring free food, live music and plenty of doggie entertainment! You won't want to miss this family-friendly event, which benefits the Greenville Humane Society!

To sign up or for more information, visit http://ghsmuttstrut.com/


Run for the Paws, Asheville, April 22

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is sponsoring Run for the Paws on Saturday, April 22 at New Belgium Brewing Company's Asheville location, 21 Craven Street, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM. It is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to run and walk and raise money for Brother Wolf.

Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the New Belgium lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities.

For further information or to sign up, visit http://runforthepaws.bwar.org/


"The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Pets"

ID-10032214When you’re planning a trip, you have dozens of details to worry about. If you add a pet to the mix, those details may begin to feel overwhelming. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or moving to a new place, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your dog behind.

A new free online guide published by UpgradedPoints.com can help. "The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Pets" offers some tips to show you how to keep yourself and your pet calm and comfortable, no matter what distance or mode you travel. The guide includes helpful information about the following:

  • Prepare for your journey
  • Research the pet rules of your destination
  • Contact a specialist pet relocation company
  • Learn about your airlines' pet policy
  • Prepare for other modes of travel with your pet
  • Find pet-friendly accommodations
  • Schedule a pre-trip checkup with your veterinarian
  • Prepare your pet and pack the essentials
  • Watch your pet's diet
  • Plan for emergencies and the unexpected
  • Keep your pet calm and comfortable during the journey
  • Enlist in the latest pet resources

You can find the complete guide here: https://upgradedpoints.com/traveling-with-pets/

Another helpful guide that concentrates on train travel with pets can be found here: https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/traveling-with-pets-on-trains/

Image: Dan, Freedigitalphotos.net


$9.99 Canine Adoptions, Asheville, Now Through April 15

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Dog adoptions (25 pounds and up) are just $9.99 through April 15 at Asheville Humane Society.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1-2pm, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!


What to Do When Pets are Left Behind

ID-100271616One sad and often unmentioned aspect of financial difficulties is the impact it has on a family pet. A large percentage of animals that wind up in animal shelters across the country are either strays or owner surrenders. Those animals are often the victims of financial hardship.

If you are faced with foreclosure or know someone else who is dealing with foreclosure, what do you do about the furry family member affected by this harsh reality? The website StopForeclosureHelp.com has published an objective, informative online guide to help answer that question. The guide covers:

  • Why homeowners abandon pets
  • Legal implications of foreclosed upon pets
  • Preventing abandonment of pets
  • Tips for homeowners facing foreclosure with pets
  • How to save abandoned pets
  • Adopt vs. buying a puppy
  • What is the best pet to adopt for my family?
  • Animal shelters and rescue groups

You can find this free guide here: http://www.stopforeclosureshelp.com/how-to-help-abandoned-pets/

Image: Patrisyu, freedigitalphotos.net


Posana in Asheville Creates Menu for Dogs

ID-10055327Hooray for Posana, a restaurant at 1 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Recognizing that plenty of dog lovers dot the Asheville streets, Posana has not only welcomed dogs to their outdoor patio, the restaurant has also created a menu especially for culinary canines, according to a recent report in Mountain Xpress.

The menu was kicked off on March 7 in a nod to "Dine to be Kind," a fundraising event in which Posana, along with over sixty other local restaurants, contributed a portion of sales to Asheville Humane Society. Martha Pollay, co-owner of Posana, "worked really hard to find things that were pretty lean and good for dogs to eat," says Peter Pollay, co-owner and executive chef.

"Homemade biscuits, grilled Carolina Bison burgers, grilled Ashely Farms chicken breast, Brasstown Beef doggie meatloaf and a dessert dish of bacon soy doggie ice cream make up the canine menu," reports Mountain Xpress. "Prices range from $3-$8. All orders are served in dog dishes."

So next time you're in downtown Asheville with your doggie, remember that you'll find both a warm welcome and a special menu at Posana.

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net

 


Hiking Hounds, Asheville, April 9

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, April 9. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. 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.