A dog sits in the middle of a group of children as they reach to pet her.
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Foster Failure Leads to Unlimited Love

Staff Stories: Angela Prodrick, Executive Director Sometimes Blue Ridge Humane is the only chance an animal has at a new life. While we never can know for sure, we do know that we will always be there for those that need us, and those are…

Ask Crystal: Conditioning for Clothing

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 four-month-old Chihuahua who has started biting and snapping when I try…
a grey kitten lays in a basket with a blue blanket
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Foster Friday: Fosters Help Pets Express Themselves

Foster Friday: Free to Be This week we’re discussing the role that fostering plays in allowing animals to engage in species specific behaviors. But what are species specific behaviors? Simply put, they are behaviors that animals exhibit…
a medium sized white dog with large floppy brown ears and a brown spot on his right eye sits with a happy expression on a grassy background
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Meet Pine!

Today's Featured Pet is Pine! Pine is the goodest boy! He may be a BIG boy but with that, comes a lot of love! Pine pretty much loves everyone and everything he meets. Despite his size, Pine likes to take treats very gently…
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Thrift Store Temporarily Closed

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store is temporarily closed. In the spirit of full disclosure, we were notified of a positive COVID-19 test result for an individual who was on the property on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. In response, all…
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Ask Crystal: Stop Do(ing) the Humpty Hump

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 5-year-old Karelian Bear dog who constantly tries to dominate other…
Black medium sized dog with white markings on her chest and chin sits on the ground looking up at a person behind the camera with her ears perked up
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Meet Margo!

Today's Featured Pet is Margo! Margo's #1 love in life, PEOPLE! Although sometimes meeting new faces can be a tad bit scary, Margo opens up quickly and loves greeting you belly up. She thinks she is a total lap dog even though she…
A small brown dog with white nozzle and markings looks over the end of rolloed down car door window
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Two Free Pet Food Giveaways Scheduled for December

Blue Ridge Humane Hosts Two Holiday Pet Food Giveaways Blue Ridge Humane Society will host two free pet food giveaways leading into the Christmas holiday to wrap up the 2020 distribution schedule. Pet owners who need pet food are invited…
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Finn’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Finn! Finn and his siblings came to Blue Ridge Humane this past May from Henderson County Animal Services Center. Just like hundreds of other kittens, they required a special foster to feed and care for them in place…

Ask Crystal: Staying Sane While Recuperating

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've got a 10-month-old Cocker spaniel who unfortunately is going through knee…