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Meet Apollo!

Today's Featured Pet is Apollo! Our Featured pet this week is Apollo! Apollo is one chill kitty! He has beautiful yellow eyes and the most adorable white patch on his…
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Ask Crystal: To Chew or Not to Chew

Dear Crystal,  We have an almost 5-year-old female German Shepherd who has never been destructive other than with some of her chew toys. Today she destroyed my husband’s workshop. We keep her and her almost 10-year-old brother in…
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Meet Gypsy – Adopted!

Today's Featured Pet is Gypsy! This gentle purr machine just adores attention and will rub her face into your hands to ask politely for more. She has great energy levels…
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Ask Crystal: Grounding a Jumping Dog

Dear Crystal,  I have an Australian Shepherd who is 15 months. My vet wants me to take him to dog parks but he still jumps up and head buts people. We aren’t supposed to have him on leash in the park so I am unsure how to properly…
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Ask Crystal: Puppy Training 101

Dear Crystal, I have a 9-week-old puppy and I've had him for a grand total of three days. Although he sometimes fusses in his crate, I do wait a bit or let him out when he is walking around but not fussing after a nap. My only problem…
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Meet Frankie – ADOPTED!

Today's Featured Pet is Frankie! Frankie has been with us for a while, and his wonderful foster has been giving him a safe space to relax. We'd love to help Frankie find…
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Meet Gemini!

Today's Featured Pet is Gemini! Meet Gemini, our Featured Pet this week! Inquisitive, intelligent, and a great thinker; these are all hallmarks of Gemini's personality!…
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Ask Crystal: Turning Crazy for Treats into Productive Training

Dear Crystal,  My pup is very food motivated. As soon as we start training, she gets so excited for treats that she randomly starts performing commands that I didn't ask for (sits, lays down, runs to her bed and waits, lays in her crate).…
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Rocky’s Happy Tail

Happy Tail Tuesday, friends!   This week we have an wonderful update on Rocky! Rocky came to Blue Ridge Humane along with Precious (now known as Gerty and our Happy Tail two weeks ago!) and Sterling. All three dogs needed…
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Ask Crystal: Investigating Destructive Crate Behavior

Dear Crystal,    What to do if my dog keeps pooping in her kennel? She is chewing the floor underneath her kennel and destroys the house at any chance she gets. She has big behavior issues and we have altered her kennel so she has a…