Entries by Laura Rice

Ask Crystal: How to Use a Kong for Food Enrichment

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, When I adopted my dog they recommended that I buy a toy called a Kong for her. I bought one and put some peanut butter in it as […]

Ask Crystal: Our New Behavior Q&A!

Blue Ridge Humane is excited to start a new feature, Ask Crystal, where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Hi Crystal, My dog just loves her chew toys. The problem is that none of them seem to last longer than an […]


Meet Molly

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Molly! We posted about 3 year old Molly last week, and unfortunately for her (but luckily for you!) this beautiful one eyed wonder is still looking for her new family. Molly has been enjoying a stint in a foster home, who has provided a much needed break for Molly, and […]


You Can’t Buy Love But You Can Rescue It Photo Contest

You Can’t Buy Love But You Can Rescue It Photography Contest Submission Thank you to all the entrants this year! Winners and runners up will be notified by March 4. The public is invited to attend our awards and show of top 15 photos on Thursday, MArch 7 at Dry Falls Brewing Co at 5:30pm!  ELIGIBILITY: […]


Tinsel’s Happy Tail

  Oscar Boone Papaw (FKA Tinsel) ended up at the county shelter during the holiday season in 2017. He was 16 years old, a heartbreaking age for a kitty to end up at an animal shelter. Luckily, we knew that there are some truly amazing people in this world and that it was worth a […]


Meet Filius

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Filius! We are very confused as to why Filius did not find his new family during our Hairy Pawter and the Forever Home adoption promo. How is it possible that such sociable and snuggly cat not have been chosen? Our sadness was assuaged when Filius let us in on a […]

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Federal Employee Assistance

Are you a furloughed Federal employee and need pet food? Contact our Pet Food Assistance program at community@blueridgehumane.org with proof of federal employment ID to qualify for assistance! BRHS will also accept pets of furloughed federal employees in need of vaccination at our Low Cost Vaccine Clinic on Monday, January 21, 2019.  


Meet Professor Dolores “Patches” Umbridge

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Patches! Like many great beauties, Professor Dolores “Patches” Umbridge can be a little bit fickle when it comes to attention. Even though a bit of hot and cold is permissible when you’re this pretty, we think 1 year old Patches is bound to warm up permanently to the right person. […]


Hairy Pawter Adopton Special

From the shadows creeps a mysterious darkness…from this darkness, who will shine the light? Hairy Pawter and Dumbledog’s Army are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime – the search for the Final Forever Home! To aid Hairy and friends in this most noble of pursuits, all adoption fees for ALL animals will […]


Meet Ebi!

Today’s Featured Friday Pet is Ebi! Oh hi there, I’m Ebi! I’m a big 9 month old pup that’s full of energy and silliness. My friends at the shelter tell me that there are many expressions in the English language that were coined just for me. Among them “barrel of monkeys,” “life of the party,” […]