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Hungry Paws Initiative Seeks to Fill Empty Bowls

One Bowl at a Time Inspired by his wife and a friend after organizing a regular food drive, Derek Fox, owner of the Refined Pup in Mills River, decided it was time to do something for the animals. The answer? The Hungry Paws Initiative. “The…
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Ask Crystal: Leash Pulling Pup

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 would like to take my dog out more now that the weather is warming up. The…
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Third Free Pet Food Giveaway Scheduled for Henderson County

Blue Ridge Humane Society is partnering with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (ASPCA) Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville to provide the third free pet food giveaway to those in need or affected by COVID-19, on Thursday,…
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Puppy Socialization: Pandemic Version, pt 2

Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic: What You Can Do In our last post we discussed what socialization is, the developmental periods as a puppy grows, and the importance of learning to read a dogs body language. Now on to ways to work…
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Ask Crystal: Selective Hearing

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 seems to have selective hearing. He is always barking at things so…

Lady’s Full Circle Adoption

Lady Goes Full Circle Lady was originally adopted from Blue Ridge Humane in 2011 by Elisabeth. Recently we were contacted by Nikki from the Henderson County Sheriff's Department dispatch office about Lady. Her owner, Elisabeth is on their reassurance…
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Puppy Socialization: Pandemic Version, pt 1

Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic We find ourselves in unprecedented times for the foreseeable future. Unable to socialize in familiar ways, many are choosing canine companionship to find purpose and joy in our day. Adoptions are soaring…
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Ask Crystal: Treat Hog

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 young female dog. So far everything is going really well.…
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Thrift Store Reopening with Changes

Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store Announces Reopening and Safety Procedures The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will reopen to the public on Friday, May 29th at 10:30am. New reduced hours for the Thrift Store are 10:30am-4:30pm,…

May Print Newsletter

Read our spring 2020 print newsletter here!