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12 Donation Asks of Christmas

This year, we wanted to ask for your help with our donation needs in a very special way. We want to feature the 12 Donation Asks of Christmas in the 12 days leading up to Christmas!   These are specific items that our staff…
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NEW Holiday Shirt Fundraiser

Blue Ridge Humane Society has created our first-ever holiday fundraiser shirt! Our "There's no place like home for the holidays" shirt has a variety of options in our online store. Please consider making a purchase for yourself and…
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Pre-Black Friday Adoption Bash

It's that time of year again when we want to help encourage people to consider adding a new cat or dog to their home that may be getting overlooked! November 8th until November 26th - all dogs and cats with black markings will have discounted…

Ask Crystal: Food Guarding

Dear Crystal,  We adopted a 3-year-old male hound mix a couple of weeks ago. He is a very sweet dog and we love him very much. We are having a few issues that we would love to get some help with. The shelter told us that he has shown…

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…
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…