Grey cat with white stripe on nose looks up at camera as she lays down
,

Meet Josephine!

Today's Featured Friday Pet is Josephine! After being in a shelter for months, we think it's high time Ms. Josephine gets her due! Originally a stray, we don't know much about Josephine's back story, but her rescuer did note that she seemed…
brown dog with black nose laying on wooded deck with eyes closed and a peaceful expression
,

Koby's Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail Tuesday is Koby! Koby was voted "best smile" during his brief time at our adoption center, and it didn't take long for him to win someone over with his happy grin and warm personality. "As soon as I saw them bring Koby…

Ask Crystal: Housetraining Troubleshooting

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 5-year-old dog a couple of weeks ago from a shelter. Poor guy…
black dog and stripped kitten stand next to each other

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…
,

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…
, ,

Spay, neuter program turns 2; thousands served in Henderson County

By Rebecca Walter Times-News Staff Writer    Thousands of animals have received services and benefited from the creation of the Spay Neuter Incentive Program two years ago. The Blue Ridge Humane Society created SNIP…
,

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,…
Brown dog on leash walking on a stone path

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…
Tabby cat dressed in a stars and stripes hat and red bow tie
,

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…

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…