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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…
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Adoption Center Closure

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center will be closed Thursday, September 29th for a staff hiking day with our dogs and will reopen for normal hours Friday, September 30th. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
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New Adoption Center Hours

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center will have new hours of operation starting September 27th. The Adoption Center will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. Please check our website and Facebook page…
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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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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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New Adoption Center Hours

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center will be changing their operation hours as of next week, beginning on Tuesday, August 23rd. The Adoption Center will be open from 10 am until 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday until further notice. Please…
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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…