Entries by Laura Rice

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Rocky & Oregon’s Happy Tail

Rocky & Oregon’s Happy Tail For a double feature of absolute adorable-ness, here is a Happy Tail Pup-date that is almost too cute to handle. Rocky was adopted almost a year ago after being in our care for a short amount of time but with a face like his, we really understand why! Then two […]

Ask Crystal: What do to for that humpty hump

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, Skittles is approximately 5-year-old neutered male, Rottweiler/Hound mix rescue doggie from Humane Society. He is an inside pet. It has only happened twice, but he starts humping while […]

Fees Waived for Senior Pets!

Fees are waived all month for animals 7 years and older! Why should you consider adoption a senior pet? Read on and then come visit us to meet a few of our sweet seniors! 😻 Seniors have fewer surprises and are typically already trained. 🐶 Senior pets are less destructive. Most older adoptive pets are well past […]

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Maggie & Gypsy’s Happy Tail

Now for the Smack our Heads Happy Tail Tuesday, Kitty Edition! When the Scheel’s adopted bonded 7 year old sisters Maggie and Gypsy a couple weeks ago, it seemed like the pair of lovely black cats had found their perfect fit. Our feeling was confirmed with this recent update that Maggie discovered an opening in […]

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Blue Ridge Humane Wins Best Of Non-Profit and Consignment

Blue Ridge Humane Society takes the overall in the 2019 Best of Blue Ridge presented by BlueRidgeNow for the second year of the local awards program. For 2019 Blue Ridge Humane Society received two nominations during the first round of voting, one for Best Non-Profit, which was previously received in 2018, and one for the […]

Ask Crystal: Destructive Behavior Training

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, I have a 6-month old puppy that is extremely destructive. He literally chews on everything. He has destroyed furniture, flower beds, trees, and every toy we have ever […]

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Meet Mr. RooRoo!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Mr. RooRoo! Goofy, handsome, affectionate and fun, what more could you ask for in a guy? Mr. RooRoo is the perfect medium sized pup ready to be the ultimate sidekick for all of life’s adventures. Around a year old, this fawny faced boy has plenty of goofy energy, but nothing […]

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Bullwinkle’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is Bullwinkle! We like to check in with recent adopters to see how their new pet is settling in, and this response and photo from the adopters of Bullwinkle, with all its loving brutal honesty, gave us all a laugh. Bringing a new dog home isn’t usually all sunshine and roses, […]

Ask Crystal: Dog Communication 101

Welcome to “Ask Crystal,” where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal,  I need help with training my dog to listen to me. She listens sometimes but other times she just does whatever she wants to do. How can I […]

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The New Hope Program is a Match with Double Your Donation!

Double Your Donation! We think things come better in two’s… kittens, dog and their person, treats, donations! Today through Thanksgiving, every dollar donated to Blue Ridge Humane Society will be matched with a donation to our New Hope Program! The New Hope Program was started in honor of Hope, a blind dog who needed medical […]