$10 Adoption Fees All Month Long!

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To celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month in October, adoption fees for all dogs age 6 months and up will be just $10 all month long at Asheville Humane Society! The animals are also in need of canned pet food, peanut butter and dog treats. Donate food this month and receive a fee-waived adoption for an adult pet!

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, behavioral training when appropriate, 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 (Tuesdays until 7 PM). The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1 to 2 PM, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!

 

News 13 Pet Project - Arden, Oct. 11

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Join News 13 at Camp Bow Wow, 5 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704 for their 3rd Annual News 13 Pet Project on Friday, October 11 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

News 13 WLOS-TV is partnering with eleven local humane societies/rescue groups, including Asheville Humane Society, to help animals in our area find forever homes! 

You'll see lots of adoptable animals there -- and News 13 will be collecting pet food, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and monetary donations for all of the local rescues that day. For every adoption or donation, you will be entered to win a $150 Ingles gift card!

Stop by and say hi!


No Fee Adoptions - Asheville, Oct. 4 and 5

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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, behavioral training when appropriate, 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 (Tuesdays until 7 PM). The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1 to 2 PM, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!


Bark in the Park - Sylva, Oct. 6

Screen Shot 2019-09-02 at 10.05.16 AMBark in the Park! will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 1 to 5 PM at Mark Watson Park in Sylva, NC. There'll be lots of fun and activities, including:

  • Sheep herding
  • Disc dogs
  • Agility and barn hunt demos
  • AKC "Trick Dog" Testing
  • K9 Officer
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Pet Photographer
  • Local Rescue Organizations
  • Costume Contest
  • Games
  • Vendors
  • Raffles
  • And more!

There will also be a pet food drive, so please bring along kibble and canned food.

Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine, but dogs need to be leashed and current on vaccinations.


Adopt a Shelter Dog in October!

StuartmilesfdpDid you know that October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? This is a great time to add another member to your family... and there are so many fabulous four-legged friends waiting for you at a shelter, humane society or rescue organization in our area. Here are 10 great reasons to adopt a pet right now, courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States:

  1. Because you'll save a life.

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.

  1. Because you'll get a great animal.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.

  1. Because it’ll cost you less.

Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.

  1. Because of the bragging rights.

No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.

  1. Because it's one way to fight puppy mills.

If you buy a dog from a pet store, online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.

Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they're no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.

These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren't giving them a dime.

  1. Because your home will thank you.

Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already house-trained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.

  1. Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.

Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need!

  1. Because adoption helps more than just one animal.

Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!

  1. Because The Shelter Pet Project makes it easy.

You can go to the Shelter Pet Project to find pets near you, of every size, color, temperament and breed. Purebred and mixed breed animals alike are waiting for their forever homes!

  1. Because you'll change a homeless animal's whole world.

And get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net


Walk Your Dog Every Day This Week!

Man-3687274_1920Okay, so as a responsible dog owner, you know you need to walk your dog every day anyway... but please make a special effort to do it this week.

Why? Because this is "National Walk Your Dog Week" (October 1 - 7), celebrated the first week of October since 2010. Here's some information about why it was founded from the week's Facebook page:

"The growing problem of human and canine obesity in America, coupled with the overpopulation of dogs in shelters, has much to do with a lack of exercise. National Walk Your Dog Week is a way to highlight these issues and encourage people to get out with their dog and start getting healthy!

Many dogs in the shelter are there because of destruction issues. Most of these issues relate directly to a lack of exercise. Pent up in a run or crate all day, will only exacerbate your dog's destructive tendencies. Give your dog the exercise that he or she needs - and you'll find that a tired dog...is a good dog!

Autumn is a great time to get out and start walking. You can enjoy the leaves changing color, the crispness in the air and it gives you time to reflect on the year and helps you to make new changes for the coming year...healthy ones!

With the holidays upon you, you can start to create a healthy way to avoid the dreaded weight gain that often comes from too many holiday goodies because you have set a new habit in motion. If you and/or your dog are overweight, walk just 30 minutes a day, three times a week, and you can reduce your weight by 5% and your dog's by 15%. So think about how healthy you and your best friend will be if you walked 5 times a week - or every day! After a solid week of walking, you'll feel so good as you raise the levels of endorphins in your brain, which combats depression and anxiety and you'll notice a change in your dog's behavior as well. If you walk 2-3 times a day for 20-30 minutes each time....you and your dog will feel phenomenal!! If you can run your dog....you'll notice a faster change in his or her behavior."

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"Pup Crawl," Hendersonville, Oct. 5

Screen Shot 2019-09-09 at 3.32.24 PMDog owners and pet lovers are invited to bring their pups to tour the Historic 7th Avenue District and participate in the first Historic 7thAvenue District Pup Crawl presented by First Citizens Bank and benefiting Blue Ridge Humane Society on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Hosted by Guidon Brewing, the Brandy Bar, Southern Appalachian Brewing, and Triskelion, each stop will feature a pet giveaway or treat as well as an interactive activity hosted by a local pet-centric business such as paw print painting, paw reading, a cooling station, and more!

$15 advance purchase by September 29th
$20 regular purchase September 30th thru day-of

Purchase your Pupport here!

How it Works:

Purchase your pupport online now, with cash at any participating locations, over the phone at (828) 692-2639, or day of at the Blue Ridge Humane tables at any of the stops. Pupports are one per person and include pet treats (if you bring your pup) and access to a variety of activities just for the canine brewery and bar visitors. You can also participate without a pup so bring your favorite brewery buddy along too!

Check in at the Blue Ridge table at any of the participating locations (Guidon Brewing, the Brandy Bar, Southern Appalachian Brewing, and Triskelion) and receive your Pupport! The pupport gives you access to pet treats and activities at each stop along the way. As you stop for a drink and an activity make sure to get your pupport stamped at each bar. Once you collect all five stamps (Blue Ridge, Guidon Brewing, the Brandy Bar, Southern Appalachian Brewing, and Triskelion) check back in at the Blue Ridge table at the last location you’re at and enter for the Grand Prize drawing with tons of swag and goodies for you and your pup from our hosts!

The Stops: 

Guidon Brewing Co.
415 8th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC
Canine Harvest offering dog treat samples
Barking Dog Fitness onsite offering mini doggie massages and testing dog fitness equipment
The Good Dog Company custom collar station ($10 per collar with $5 back to BRHS!)

The Brandy Bar
504 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC
Pup Pool Party and Cooling Station

*The Brandy Bar + Cocktails is a private club that requires a $1 membership to enter the facility.  Membership applications will be available at the door.

Southern Appalachian Brewing
822 Locust St, Hendersonville, NC
Pawcasso: Pups paint their own masterpiece. Sponsored by: Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique (for donation)

Triskelion Brewing Company
340 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC
Paw Readings & Face Painting (for donation)

To ensure a puptacular day for all…

  1. Check your dog’s health and mood before he/she joins us. If your dog is not feeling 100% or seems irritable, please keep him/her home for the day. You will be showing them just as much love by keeping them resting in non-ideal circumstances.
  2. Enjoy togetherness while you explore by keeping your dog on his/her favorite leash. Do not, however, use a long (6 ft or more) leash. Also- help your dog by staying in control. Public events can be busy places with a lot of stimuli for dogs. Keep them calm so they can have a good time with you on a special day out.
  3. Bring along some means to keep your doggie hydrated. There will be water stations at each location but you may want your own portable dish or squirt bottle for your pup.

Furry Friends Benefit Bash - Waynesville, Oct. 3

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It's the 11th Annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash for the benefits of Haywood County animals!

Join Sarge's Animal Rescue for an evening of fabulous food, fun, music and both live and silent auctions! Bring your friends, have a great time and help save Haywood County Animals! The event will take place at the Laurel Ridge Country Club, 49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville, NC 28786 from 6 to 10 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Tickets are $80 each for a full dinner. Cash bar is available.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.sargeanimals.org/event/11thffbb/


Asheville Humane 35th Anniversary Party - Asheville, Sep. 29

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Asheville Humane Society is celebrating 35 years of saving lives, and the organization wants to thank YOU for making their work possible! Bring the whole family (pets included!) for a fun-filled day at The Meadow at Highland Brewing! This FREE community celebration will take place in the Meadow next to Highland's taproom and will include:

  • Live performances by Ben Phan and the Jim Arrendell Dance Band

  • Local food trucks & The Hop Ice Cream

  • Contests and games for you and your pet

  • Kid-friendly activities

And, of course, craft beer will be available for purchase from Highland Brewing!

The Meadow at Highland Brewing is located at 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803.

Come to the paw-ty of the year on September 29! 


Should You Run with Your Dog?

Leisure-1551705_1920You've seen them -- or maybe you're one of them...those folks who are always running with their dogs. It seems to be the best of both worlds, because both the runner and the dog are outdoors in the fresh air, getting lots of healthy exercise. So, should you run with your dog? The answer very much depends on the dog.

There's a helpful article on this topic by Nicci Micco in the Fall 2019 issue of Subaru's Drive magazine. According to Micco, it isn't a good idea to run with puppies before the age of one since their joints can't handle the impact. Also, certain types of dogs are made for running while others simply are not. For example, short-haired, long-legged dogs such as Weimaraners handle running just fine. However, running isn't typically recommended for breeds with known hip issues, such as German shepherds, and dogs with those cute little pushed in faces, such as bulldogs and pugs.

Micco discusses some key tips in her article:

  • Start slow
  • Consider the conditions
  • Get the right gear
  • Protect their paws
  • Be the (reasonable) leader
  • Pay attention to your partner.

The article, sponsored by the dog-loving car company Subaru, is well worth reading. It can be found here: https://subarudrive.com/articles/get-fit-with-fido-fa19

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Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Sep. 22 and 29

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 hikes are: Sep. 22 and 29.

Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikes are typically 3-5 miles at a brisk pace with elevation changes and provide vigorous exercise for our volunteer hikers as well. They do not cancel hikes because of rain, as our pups don’t mind getting wet. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 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 serve basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. If you don’t get an email from Hiking Hounds, assume they didn’t get yours! Please be 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.


Rockin' for Rescue - Mills River, Sep. 21

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Join BMW of Asheville at Bold Rock Mills River on Saturday, September 21st from 2 PM to 10 PM for Rockin' for Rescue, a charity benefit for Asheville Humane Society and starring Grand Theft Audio, The Analog Playback, The Remainders, & 2 Broke Kings!

This dog- and kid-friendly event is free and open to the public (donations to AHS are welcome)! There will be plenty of food and drink options to enjoy throughout the day, raffle items from BMW of Asheville and other area businesses, local pet businesses, and of course, Roscoe the rescue pittie will be the star of the show! This year's event t-shirt will be for sale for $15. We hope to see you there!

Location: Bold Rock Cider, 72 School House Road, Mills River, NC 


Low Cost Rabies and Vaccination Clinic - Spruce Pine, Sep. 21

Praisaeng-freedigA rabies and vaccination clinic for dogs and cats will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 9 AM to 12 PM at Parkway Fire and Rescue, 12966 266S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

 

$10 each:
Rabies (1 year only)
Distemper/parvo
Kennel cough

Dewormer: $5

Microchip ID: $25

Metal ID tags available, as well as sign-ups for low cost spay/neuter. Cash and checks are accepted. For more information, call (828) 765-6952.

Image: Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Sep. 15, 22, 29

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 hikes are: Sep. 15, 22 and 29.

Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikes are typically 3-5 miles at a brisk pace with elevation changes and provide vigorous exercise for our volunteer hikers as well. They do not cancel hikes because of rain, as our pups don’t mind getting wet. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 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 serve basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. If you don’t get an email from Hiking Hounds, assume they didn’t get yours! Please be 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.


How to Save Money on Dog Ownership

Purse-3548021_1920Owning a dog can be an expensive investment. Although the payoff is priceless, you always want to be mindful of your pet costs. With vet bills, toys, food, treats, and grooming, pet care costs can add up quickly. Most of those expenses are just annually, which does not cover unexpected expenses that can come with a hefty price tag.

According to the ASPCA, owning a dog can cost anywhere from $700 to $1000 on average per year. If you want to reduce your pet care expenses while not sacrificing the quality of your care, consider these thrifty ideas for saving on pet care.

1. Start Grooming at Home

Grooming your pet at home can save you serious coin. Pet grooming can cost a couple of hundreds of dollars a year. Starting to care for your pet’s fur at home will eliminate most of the costs incurred at the groomers. Not to mention that when grooming your pet, you can get a close look for any fleas, flea dirt, or even ticks.

Invest in a Pet Brush

Brushing your pet’s fur can help keep it in good condition and avoid too much shedding. Giving your pet a good brushing will help remove dirt and spread your pet’s natural oils throughout their coat.

Having well-conditioned hair can help prevent future tangles and can actually help keep your pet’s skin clean.

Bathe at Home

If you have a bathtub, then you can reduce pet costs by bathing your pet at home. Bathing your pet at home can help mitigate any skin problems your pet may have. Some pets require baths more regularly than others, so always check to make sure what is best for your furry friend.

Be sure to use a pet-friendly shampoo that is species or breed specific. This will better cater to the needs of your pet.

2. Pet Food Savings

Annually, pet food can cost anywhere between $50 and $400 depending on the kind of pet you have. That makes food one of the most expensive annual expenses when it comes to pet care costs. Cutting down on food costs can save you a sizable chunk.

Watch for Sales

Keeping an eye out for sales and scanning flyers can alert you to many saving opportunities. You can sign up for food manufacturers’ newsletters, which can often give you special offers and coupons. Buying on sale food can help to significantly reduce pet costs.

Buy In Bulk

Buying in bulk usually pays off, regardless of what you are buying. Usually, retailers and manufacturers offer discount or sales to those who buy in bulk. You can also buy in bulk from warehouses as a significantly reduced price. Some experts suggest that buying at larger warehouse retailers can save you as much as 50% on pet food costs. 

If you choose to buy your dog food online, buying the largest bag and multiple bags of quality pet food can come with a discount and free shipping. If you choose to buy in bulk, just make sure that your pet can eat it all before the expiration date!

Make Your Own Food

Making your own food for your pet can pay off in reducing pet costs. You can start by using ingredients you already have in your kitchen to start to make food or treats for your pet. You can find a number of easy pet food recipes online to get you started as a pet chef. Be sure to research any ingredients to make sure that they are safe for your furry friend.

Making your own pet food can be easy and cost-effective. Simple ingredients like vegetables, rice, and tuna can make up a large part of your pet’s diet at little cost to you. Talk about an easy cost-reducing measure.

Take Part In Rewards Programs

Retailers tend to reward loyal customers. Loyalty or rewards programs can give you a sizable discount on food. Just for signing up for a rewards program, you are often given an initial coupon. Each time you buy, you can receive more rewards. When it comes to reducing pet costs, it pays to be loyal!

3. Avoid Vet Expensive Bills

You should take your pet to the vet at least once a year for an annual check-up. But when it comes to unexpected visits, you want to try your best to prevent those pricey vet visits. A large number of expensive vet bills could be avoided by proactive and preventative care of your pet. Here are some tips on how to potentially avoid costly vet bills.

Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Brushing your pet’s teeth can be a pain, but it is a necessary pain. If you skip brushing your pet’s teeth, they can develop periodontal disease. This disease can cause a number of complications for your pet’s heart, kidneys, and liver. By brushing your pet’s teeth, you can help to prevent future complications.

Use a toothbrush specifically designed for your pet and do not use human toothpaste as it can be toxic to animals. Give your pet a taste of the toothpaste before you start brushing to ease them into teeth brushing. A healthy and clean bite can help save you money in the long run.

Regularly Exercise Your Pet

Your pet needs regular exercise in order to live a healthy and happy life. By providing your pet with sufficient exercise, you can not only help their energy levels, but you can also help prevent future illnesses. Often, pets that are not regularly exercised struggle with being overweight or obese.

Carrying that extra weight will not only be harder on your pet’s joints, but it can also put them at risk for obesity-related complications. Take care of your pet’s body to help prevent heart and lung issues that can come with being overweight. Exercise your pet regularly as a preventative cost-saving measure.

Other Cost-Saving Measures

Consider giving your pet some treats or food that cover as many bases as you can. You can save a pretty penny by covering all of your bases. You can try giving your dog CBD treats like those from FOMO Bones. These tasty treats come packed with high-quality ingredients and CBD, which has been shown to help treat aching joints and anxiety

This article is originally published on FOMO Bones.

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Low Cost Vaccines - Sylva, Sep. 7

Praisaeng-freedigThere will be a community vaccine and microchip clinic on Saturday, September 7 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Bridge Park in Sylva, NC. Rabies and other vaccinations will be available for a suggested donation of $10 each. Microchips will be available for a $20 donation. Free dog tags will be made on site by Fish & More Pet Store (donations appreciated).

Image: Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Sep. 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

For September, there will be a hike every Sunday: Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikes are typically 3-5 miles at a brisk pace with elevation changes and provide vigorous exercise for our volunteer hikers as well. They do not cancel hikes because of rain, as our pups don’t mind getting wet. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 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 serve basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. If you don’t get an email from Hiking Hounds, assume they didn’t get yours! Please be 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.


All Animals, All Month - $35 Adoptions!

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In celebration of their 35th anniversary, Asheville Humane Society is offering ALL animals ALL month, during the entire month of September, at a special adoption fee of just $35 each.

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, behavioral training when appropriate, 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 (Tuesdays until 7 PM). The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1 to 2 PM, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!


6th Annual Doggie Dip - Asheville, Sep. 8

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On Sunday, September 8, join Asheville Humane Society and Asheville Parks & Recreation for the 6th Annual Doggie Dip at the Recreation Park Pool located at 65 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville 28805. 

Dogs 35 pounds and under swim from 12-2pm. Dogs 36 pounds or more swim from 2:30-5pm. The event is rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of lightning. You’ll need your vet records to show that your pooch is current on vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered-NO EXCEPTIONS! Cost is $5 per dog including one handler through September 7 and $10 per dog and handler the day of the event. Admission for spectators is only $1. A portion of the proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society.

Location: Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek 

For more information visit http://b.link/DoggieDip19. If you have trouble registering call 828-259-5800.
Questions contact: Candy Hensley Shaw at 828-259-5826, chensleyshaw@ashevillenc.gov.