Entries by Laura Rice

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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 […]

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Meet Poppy!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Poppy! Let us introduce Poppy! The lovely Poppy was adopted as a wee kitten, and unfortunately was recently returned due to her human parental unit splitting up. Her former dad said she was perfect and hated to bring her back, so don’t get any ideas that Poppy is damaged goods. […]

Ask Crystal: Pet-Safe Halloween Tips

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 am planning on celebrating Halloween at my house this year.  I have never had a dog before, so I am not sure how you are supposed to […]

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Dug’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is Dug! Now for the “It Takes a Village” edition of Happy Tail Tuesday! We love being able to help out neighboring counties when they are in need of assistance, and we recently rescued several dogs, including 7 year old Dug, from our friends at Asheville Humane Society. Sweet and chunky […]

Ask Crystal: Healthy Cat Scratching Outlets

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 adopted a kitten and she is ripping my house to shreds. My couch, my curtains, my carpet are all getting scratched up. I don’t want to […]

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Meet Valor!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Valor! Meet Valor, aka Mr. Potato Head! This tan and tuberous canine is looking for an adopter ASAP! As luxurious as we try to make a dogs’ stay with us, it’s no forever home, and this sweet goofball is becoming increasingly worried his new family may never come along. Though […]

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WyNONA’s Happy Tail

Today’s Happy Tail Tuesday is WyNONA! This week’s Happy Tail Tuesday is WyNONA! WyNONA was a shy stray dog that we pulled over a year ago from Cleveland County Animal Shelter. George and his wife Patti fell in love with her instantly and adopted her 3 days after she arrived at our adoption center. They […]

Ask Crystal: Snappy Pup

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 seven month old puppy that I have had since she was a tiny baby. We noticed that she has started barking at new people, so we […]