Events and News


Cat Behavior Seminar Series

Friday, July 25

6:30 - 7:30 PM

This free seminar will be taught by Dr. Anne Symonds, DVM and is the third in a series on cat behavior.  Join us for this informative seminar located in the Education Room at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center located at 14 Forever Friend Lane. No registration is required. For humans only please.

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Sunday, July 27

1 - 4 PM

Come meet adoptable cuties from Asheville Humane Society at Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Road!


Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

Sunday, July 27

1 - 5 PM  

Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County will be hosting their monthly vaccination clinic for both dogs and cats at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville NC 28806. No appointment needed. Cash only. For a complete list of services provided and pricing click here.

Pet Supermarket Adoption Event

Friday, August 1, 2014

12 - 3 PM

Come out to Pet Supermarket on Tunnel Road to meet your new best friend. Asheville Humane Society will have dogs available for adoption ready to meet you!


DRIVE Program Volunteer Information Session

Friday, August 1, 2014 

5:30 - 6:30 PM 

Join us for this first of many information session for volunteers as we launch the DRIVE Shelter Program exclusively at Asheville Humane Society. The DRIVE initiative is designed to help current dog owners and potential adopters to better understand the modern dog. The DRIVE Shelter Program will help us provide specialized care for the dogs in our adoption center and help us facilitate good matches and lasting adoptions. As we roll out DRIVE at Asheville Humane Society we will be shifting to some new language, utilizing new crate cards and adapting our adoption process to better serve dogs in our care and our community. This information session is especially recommended for Front Desk Attendants, Canine Caretakers, Canine Ambassadors, On-site Adoption Promotion Assistants, Off-site Adoption Event Assistants and volunteers currently working with TARGET dogs and those taking DRIVE training classes. Please email to reserve your seat.


Urban Tails

Saturday, August 2, 2014

10 AM - 12 PM

Take an adoptable dog out on the town!  Urban Tails is our newest volunteer program that pairs up active people and dogs for outdoor adventures.  Join in the fun, as we take our furry friends to a local park for some exercise and fresh air!  If you are interested in joining this program, please e-mail for an explanation of requirements and for more information. 

Volunteer Orientation and Tour

Saturday, August 2, 2014

11:30 - 1 PM

Take the first step towards becoming a volunteer for the largest lifesaving animal welfare agency in Western North Carolina!  Fill out an application online and plan to attend this session to get started.  The orientation will explain types of volunteer work, requirements, and the rewards of joining the team at Asheville Humane Society!  Following the orientation, attendees will be given a tour of our beautiful and functional Adoption Center.  We welcome junior volunteers ages 10 and up!  For more information, contact us at  Reservations required.


DRIVE Dog Behavior Seminar Series - Visitors to the Home

Friday, August 8, 2014

7 - 8 PM

This free monthly seminar series is taught by Kim Brophey (CDBC, CPDT-KA, BA) of the Dog Door Canine Services. Please come join us for an informative session on "Visitors to the Home" and learn about the DRIVE initiative. The seminar is located in the Education Room at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center located at 14 Forever Friend Lane. No registration is required. For humans only please.


Paws for a Cause

Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 AM - 6 PM

On August 10th the West Asheville tattoo parlor, Freaks & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow will once again be donating 100% of the day’s proceeds to Asheville Humane Society during Paws for the Cause. This marks the 6th year the crew from Freaks & Geeks has dedicated a day of inking to raise money and awareness for Asheville Humane Society. For eight hours, four artists will be tattooing from a selection of four pet-related designs priced at $40 each (cash only.)


Yappy Hour at Zia Taqueria

Thursday, August 21, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Want to dine and drink to help local animals? Join us and Mix 96.5 for the last Yappy Hour of the season! A $5 donation per person will be matched by our partner restaurant to benefit Asheville Humane Society!  Zia Taqueria is located in West Asheville at 521 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806. Event generously sponsored by Prestige Subaru.


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