Entries by Laura Rice

Ask Crystal: Scardy Cat 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 just adopted a new kitten who is quite fearful. I already have an adult dog who I have been trying to introduce her to, but she becomes […]

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Blue Ridge Humane Closed for July 4

Blue Ridge Humane Adoption Center and Thrift Store will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Friday, July 5. We hope you and your pets have a safe and fun day. For resources and ideas for pet safety, lost and found procedures, and more, visit our […]

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Kelby and Odeletta’s Happy Tails

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday are Kelby and Odeletta! These beautiful cow-kittens were the last two of their litter, and we were holding out hope that an adopter would want to keep them together. After Heidi recently lost her 16 year old cat, she was hoping a pair of kittens would help her heartbroken family heal. […]

Ask Crystal: Dog Reacts on Walks with Barking

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,  My dog goes crazy barking when we take him for walks in the neighborhood and he sees other dogs. I tried to make him sit off to the […]

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July Fourth Pet Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner! Did you know that more pets are lost on the Fourth than any other day? Here are some ways to keep your pet safe this Independence Day. Be sure your pet’s tags are visible and up to date, and that most of all, are worn all […]

Ask Crystal: Puppy vs Grown Dog

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,  We are considering adding a new dog to our household. We aren’t sure if we should adopt a puppy or an adult. On one hand an adult dog […]

Ask Crystal: Basic Cues to Help Excited Dog Behavior

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 recently got a new puppy and overall things are going really great with him. Our main issue right now is how happy and excited he is to […]

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Mazey’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is Mazey! “It’s been just over a year since we adopted Mazey.  I wanted to give you an update. This is a very happy dog.  Her training is ongoing with lots of success.  Excitability issues center around a response to vehicles, especially pickups, new people, and dogs.  At home she is […]