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Meet Paisley!

Today's Featured Pet is Paisley! Social butterfly does not even begin to describe Paisley! This girl loves meeting people and in a previous home, used to escape her yard to play with a neighbor's dog. Paisley is exceptionally…
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Mauve’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Mauve! It’s always fun to hear about how an animal has settled into to their new family, revealed new personality traits, and all the love they are getting! To start the week we wanted to share this update on Nibbler…
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Ask Crystal: Destructive Behavior and Learning New Manners

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 4-year-old lab mix from a local shelter. I am not sure…

Foster Friday: Spicy Kittens

Foster Friday: Socializing from Spicy to Sweet It's Foster Friday, were we dive into the important role that fosters play and this week we're talking about SPICY KITTENS! 🌶 The socialization period for kittens is between two and seven…
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Meet Fender, Knot, and Buoy!

Today's Featured Pets are Fender, Knot, and Buoy! Meet Fender, Knot, and Buoy, our Featured Pets this week! They are an adorable threesome currently seeking their next adventure! Coming to us they needed a little TLC which our…
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Ask Crystal: Counter Surfing Is Not a Sport

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 got a new puppy. She is now 9 months old and her legs are long enough so…
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Liams’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Liam! The next best thing to helping animals find their new family is getting updates about their new life! Liam was one of the hundreds of kittens to come through our doors in 2020, and along with his littermates,…
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Expanded Pet Food Giveaways Scheduled for 2021

Blue Ridge Humane Begins 2021 Pet Food Giveaways Blue Ridge Humane Society kicks off the new year with an expanded free pet food giveaway schedule. Community Outreach staff will host two giveaways each month as well as provide food and…
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Thrift Store Delayed Opening on January 9

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will open at 10:30am on Saturday, January 9 due to weather conditions. The store will remain open until its usual closing time of 4:30pm. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, with the store open…
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Blue Ridge Humane Closed Friday, January 8

All locations of the Blue Ridge Humane Society be closed Friday, January 8, 2021 due to the anticipated snow storm. Stay tuned for updates regarding weekend hours! Never fear, not even a snow storm impacts the care our animals receive!…