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Ask Crystal: Dog Socialization in a Socially Distant World

Dear Crystal,  We got our puppy (lab x standard poodle) during lockdown (in planning for 2yrs!) We did manage a short puppy obedience course and a couple of socialization sessions (without us – puppy dropped off) which he was good at. He can follow basic commands if no distractions. However, we’ve had hardly anyone at […]


Finn’s Happy Tail

Finn’s Happy Tail We loved getting this Happy Tail update from Finn’s new family! Finn has adjusted quickly to having a real home, loving the new backyard, all the chew toys, and daytime naps in the office. He even has his own platform built-in to the office so he can keep an eye on what’s […]

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New Pet Loss Peer Support Group

Blue Ridge Humane Offers Pet Loss Peer Support Group Blue Ridge Humane Society knows how difficult the loss of a loved pet can be, and to support grieving pet owners, is offering a new peer support group with a professional group moderator. The free program will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for members of […]


Meet Jake!

Today’s Featured Pet is Jake! Meet Jake! Jake is a goofy guy that LOVES to play tug! Right now his favorite toy is a rope toy but we are sure that he will be impressed with anything you give him. He loves being outside and romping around in our play yards so he can’t wait […]

Ask Crystal: Old Dog, New Tricks?

Dear Crystal,  My cockapoo Abby is 9 yrs old and was raised with our other cockapoo who passed a few years ago. She was the friendliest dog and loved other dogs and people. Abby on the other hand doesn’t like kids and other dogs (I think she is afraid of them). Is there a way to train […]


Meet Luna!

Today’s Featured Pet is Luna! Chonky gorls need luvin’ tooooooo! Luna is all that and probably 5 bags of chips based on her lovely lady lumps. This sweet girl is happy for any attention that she can get from people. She is currently livin’ it up in foster care but hopes to land in a […]

Ask Crystal: Noisy Pup

Dear Crystal,  My dog Charlie barks at dogs and people especially if he is looking out the patio door. As he has gotten older he tends to handle people better when they come to the house. I don’t walk him a lot because of this. Any ideas? Charlie is Jack Russell mix and 16 lbs.  […]


Meet Trixie!

Today’s Featured Pet is Trixie! Trixie is a really curious girl who loves getting her ears rubbed! She seems to be very playful with other dogs and really has taken to Morticia and Jake. She loves to sing the songs of her people so apartment life might not be great for her. Trixie is a […]


Volunteers Step Up In New Ways

Volunteers Fill New Roles and Help Out with Huge Impact When you think of volunteering at Blue Ridge Humane Society, what usually comes to mind are visions of the happy hustle and bustle at the Adoption Center as volunteers come and go after completing tasks like walking dogs, cuddling cats, making toys, passing out treats, […]


Ella’s Rehoming Happy Tail

Rehoming Leads to More than Second Chances Cynthia adopted Remington from us last year, but it was her rehoming experience that led her to not just one amazing dog, but two. About 4 years ago, Cynthia had adopted Ella from the rehoming section on our website. Ella had been transported from the Louisiana after a […]