Entries by angelap


Meet Horsey…

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Horsey! We know, we know, don’t ask us how such a cute pup ended up with a name like Horsey. Alas, we are accustomed to it, so Horsey he shall remain for now. At 26 pounds, this 6 year old pup is, what we call in the trade, a Smedium […]


Meet Cheddar…

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Cheddar! Friends, your job today is to find sweet Cheddar a home. Cheddar is a “rare” ginger female; you may have heard this before, but if we’re honest we admit it’s not that rare – about 1 in 5 orange kitties are female. That doesn’t make sweet Cheddar any less […]

Best of Blue Ridge, Best Non-Profit Winner

We are ecstatic to share that you–our volunteers, donors, adopters, sponsors, and supporters have voted us as the Best Non-Profit in the inaugural Best of Blue Ridge by Blueridgenow! We are truly honored, grateful, and excited! Thank you for supporting BRHS and our mission!


Meet Rusty…

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Rusty! Do you like big mutts and you cannot lie? If so, you must know about Rusty. At about 100 pounds, Rusty is big enough to double as a body pillow and holds a deep desire to do just that. A mellow dude whose speed setting usually defaults to “lumber,” […]


Meet Fiona…

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Fiona! Black cats are beautiful, but have a lot to overcome – cultural superstition, competition with their fancier colored brethren, embarrassing milk stains. But did you know that black cats are actually considered lucky in many cultures? And luck is exactly what we believe Fiona (or Miss Princess Fiona Fancypants, […]


Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

It’s that ghoulish time of year again… Halloween! Just because we like to scare ourselves on these chilly October nights doesn’t mean we should scare our pets, as well!  Let’s ensure that our furry friends are having as good a time as we are on Halloween by following some pet safety tips: No Sweet Treats: Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Chocolate and sugar-free candies containing the […]


Meet Emerald…

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Emerald! Emerald is a real gem of a kitty (see what we did there?) and she needs your help to find her new family. It’s hard being a plain brown tabby in a sea of kittens, and despite her lovliness, sweet Emerald has so far been overlooked. Though she’s not […]