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Adoption Center Closed April 16

The Adoption Center is closed for some spring cleaning on Tuesday, April 16! Our regular hours will resume on Wednesday, April 17 at 10am!

Ask Crystal: A Tail of Two Cats. One Eats Fast, the Other Eats Slow.

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 two cats. One likes to scarf down his food in a manner of seconds. The other…
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What To Do If You Find Kittens

During high kitten season in the spring and summer, it’s not unusual to discover unattended kittens or a single kitten seemingly abandoned by the mother. You want to help, right? Before jumping to the rescue, WAIT! There's a lot to consider…

Ask Crystal: Cat Enrichment in a Tiny House

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 saw where small spaces can cause behavioral problems, so I am worried. I am worried…

Ask Crystal: New Cat Won't Use Litter Box

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 new cat keeps having accidents outside of her litter box. I am not sure what…

Ask Crystal: My Dog Wants to Hump all the Dogs He Meets but Never Wants to Cuddle with his Humans

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! Two questions, please: My wonderful, rescued black lab, fixed, wants to hump all the canines…

Ask Crystal: My Dog Jumps All Over My Guests!

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 gets so excited when people come over to my house. She jumps all over my…

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…

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…
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Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

It's that ghoulish time of year again... Halloween! Just because we like to scare ourselves on these chilly October nights doesn't mean we should scare our pets, as well!  Let's ensure that our furry friends are having as good a time…