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Adoption Center Closure

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center will be closed Tuesday, September 20th for a staff training day and will reopen for normal hours Wednesday, September 21st. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Ask Crystal: Runaway Pup Problems

Dear Crystal,  I adopted my dog when she was seven weeks old. She used to listen to us so well when she was little. Now she is 10 months old and she is so stubborn! She never wants to listen when we tell her to do something. She keeps getting…
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Ask Crystal: Destructive Adolescent Dog

Dear Crystal,  My dog is 8 months old. He will walk in and out of his crate all day long. I’ll leave the doors open he will lay down for a while, but he likes mainly sleeping on the floor during the day. At night he will fall asleep on…
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Meet Our Guinea Pigs

    Today's Featured Pet(s) are our Vinny, Ivy, Donny and Jynx! Guinea Pigs, anyone? Donny, Vinny, Jynx and Ivy still need to find homes! These sweet guinea pigs are all around 3 years old and currently in foster care. Ivy and…
a black cat with white paws and stunning blue/green eyes

Ask Crystal: Hidden Cat

I have taken 2 of my mom’s cats into my home when she went to assisted living. One is settling in.... it’s been 3 months. The other hides and is using our pantry area as a litter box. How can I get this to stop? I can’t find him....…
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Ask Crystal: Potty Problems

Dear Crystal,  We have a 11-week Golden Retriever. She has not been potty trained and has never been crate trained. We’ve been trying to start crate training with her. Every time we have placed her in the crate, even for an hour, she defecates…
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Ask Crystal: Bite-y Dog Problems

Dear Crystal,  I have a dog that just turned one, but he’s way too hyper and he will bite my smaller and older dogs' neck when he gets excited. He doesn’t know how to back off of him when he is obviously not wanting to deal with him…

Ask Crystal: Barky Dog Problems

Dear Crystal,  I adopted a little Golden Retriever mix puppy when he was 7 weeks old. To say that this puppy has been challenging is an understatement. He is the noise-st puppy I have ever had and he was like that from the beginning. He…

Ask Crystal: Mounting Issues

Dear Crystal,  My dog is a little over 1 year old and fixed. He has done the typical mounting when he was younger but I feel it is getting worse. He goes to a dog daycare occasionally (less often now) but was sent home today because…
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Ask Crystal: Litter Box Issues

Dear Crystal, I’ve had my cat for a year and three months now. He had no problem using the litter boxes. Then when we got our three foster boys, he stopped using the litter boxes and started peeing and pooping around the house. At first,…