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Meet Starburst – Adopted!

Today's Featured Pet is Starburst - Adopted! Starburst is colorful and so sweet just like her name! She is very a talented young lady, who excels in treat hunting, snuggling,…
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Meet Alfedo – Adopted!

Today's Featured Pet is Alfredo - Adopted! Meet Alfredo! Alfredo is a friendly, loving and super chill companion. He enjoys playing with toys and the foster's dog but he isn't a…
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Ask Crystal: Puppy Potty Training Troubleshooting

Hi Crystal, We rescued a 7-month-old puppy from a friend who couldn’t keep him and we’re having trouble crate training. The puppy loves the crate, goes in and out and doesn’t make too much noise in the crate. We bring him straight…
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2021 Numbers and Looking Forward to 2022

Hot Off the Press! Find out about the impact we made in 2021, animals helped, and our 2021 numbers!
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Meet Patches!

Today's Featured Pet is Patches! This is Patches! He is an incredible cat. He landed with us after several years in a home when his person had to be placed into an assisted living…
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Ask Crystal: Protective Dog Keeps Owner to Self

Dear Crystal,  I have a miniature poodle that I have trained from 10 weeks. Circumstances meant that he spent a LOT of time with me in the first two years and he's very attached now. Mostly, this is good. Negatively, it means he can…
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Ask Crystal: Helping Tater’s Anxiety

Dear Crystal, Help Tater! About 4 months we adopted an eighteen-month-old pug/chihuahua. Sadly, he came from a horrible hoarding situation. His owners were allowing their personal pet pug and chihuahua to freely breed and then putting…
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You Can’t Buy Love But You Can Adopt It Photo Contest

You Can't Buy Love but You Can Adopt It Photo Contest Returns! Celebrate the love your pet brings to your life in the Blue Ridge Humane Society "You Can't Buy Love But You Can Adopt It" Photo Contest sponsored by Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique! Enter…
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Meet Figaro!

Today's Featured Pet is Figaro! Here is a little bit about Figaro from his foster: “Figaro has a big, fluffy face, and a teeny-tiny kitten meow that he’s not afraid to share…
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Ask Crystal: Looking for Love – Adding a New Pet

Hi! I want to get another dog because one of my dogs I had to put down and my other dog is 11 years old and a female. The only other dogs she knows are neighbor dogs, but I am afraid of what she would do. Help, how can I know?  Sincerely,   Looking…