Events and News

 

Yappy Hour at Zia Taqueria

Thursday, August 21, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Want to dine and drink to help local animals while mingling with other dog lovers in the area? 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.

 

Pooch Essentials Class 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

9 - 10 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

 

Feline Fundamentals Class

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10 - 11 AM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Orientation Center or e-mail us with any questions at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org. 

 

Canine Caretaker Class

Saturday, August 23, 2014

10 - 11 AM

Join the team responsible for the basic care of our Adoption Center dogs and puppies!  Participants in this class will learn how to feed the dogs, clean all the canine areas, perform outdoor rotations, deliver Kongs, and more.  Once this class is completed, volunteers can take over the daily responsibilities of dog care in the Adoption Center, enabling staff to spend even more time with potential adopters and making the matches that save lives!  Prerequisites: Pooch Essentials Class.  Sign up using the Volunteer Information Center online or e-mail volunteer@ashevillehumane.org with any questions.

 

"Learning Through Play" at the Toy Box

Saturday, August 23, 2014

11 AM - 2 PM

Join Asheville Humane Society at the "Learning through Play: Kids Back to School Day" at the Toy Box located at 793 Merrimon Avenue. We will be speaking to kids and their parents about junior volunteer opportunities and pet care.

Petco Adoption Event

Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014

12 - 3 PM

Come meet adoptable animals from Asheville Humane Society who are looking for their forever homes! Event is located at Petco on Brevard Road in Asheville.

 

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2 - 5 PM

Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County will be hosting their monthly vaccination clinic for both dogs and cats at Spring Mountain Community Center, 807 Old Fort Road, Fairview 28730. No appointment needed. Cash only. For a complete list of services provided and pricing click here. 

 

Driver's Ed Group Training Class

Monday, August, 15, 2014

5:30 - 6:30 PM

If you enjoy structured dog training work with a group of people and an instructor, this is the class for you!  Topics for the Driver?s Ed classes will rotate each week and will include the all-important basic tasks our Adoption Center dogs need to learn and perfect, such as ?Sit,? ?Down,? ?Off,? and ?Touch.? We will also have classes for tricks and fun challenges!  You are welcome to sign up for just one session or for a series of classes, since we always have new dogs that need to learn.  Time will be given each week to work on the training topics and also to address specific behaviors with the individual dogs in the class.  Class size is very limited, so be sure to sign up early!  Prerequisites include: Pooch Essentials Class and Basic Skills Canine Class.  If you have questions or want more information about this exciting new opportunity, e-mail us at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

 

Pooch Essentials Class

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

6 - 7 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

 

Feline Fundamentals Class

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

7 - 8 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Orientation Center or e-mail us with any questions at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Sunday, August 31, 2014

1 - 3 PM

Come meet some of the adoptable pets from Asheville Humane Society. These pets are looking for thier forever homes and are waiting to meet you! Event is located at Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville.

 

DRIVE Dog Behavior Seminar Series - Off Leash Behavior

Friday, September 5, 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 about "Off Leash" behavior 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.

 

Doggie Dip Dog Swim

Saturday, September 6, 2014

12 - 5 PM

Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Doggie Dip at Recreation Park Pool! Asheville Humane Society and Asheville Parks & Recreation invite the dogs and their people in our community to enjoy some time swimming at the Recreation Park Pool located at 65 Gashes Creek, Asheville, NC.

 

Volunteer Orientation & Tour

Saturday, September 6, 2014

11:30 AM - 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 volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.  Reservations required.

 

Pooch Essentials Class

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6 - 7 PM

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is for volunteers who want to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center and at off-site events.  Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail us with any questions at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

PetSmart Fall Adopt-a-thon

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014

11 AM - 4 PM

Join Asheville Humane Society and other area rescue groups for this weekend long adopt-a-thon at The Asheville PetSmart on Bleachery Boulevard. 

Hard 2 Recycle Collection Event - East

Saturday, September 13, 2014

11 AM - 3 PM

Asheville Humane Society will join Asheville Greenworks and other green groups to help divert recycleable and reusable items from our landfills. The East Buncombe location will be at the Madden Ace Hardware Parking Lot – 2319 U.S. 70, Swannanoa, NC. We will be collecting Animal Sanctuary items for reuse. For more information and a full list of items being collected  click here.

Pack Memorial Library - Kids Craft Day for Animals

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Pack Memorial Library will hold a kids craft hour to benefit Asheville Humane Society. Children in the community are invited to come and make dog and cat toys for he animals in our care. We will be bringing a pet for show and tell! For directions and more information click here

 

Southern Wrestling Association - Donation Drive

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7:00 PM

Attendees of the SWA match  at the Fairview Community Center will be bringing food and supply donations for the animals at Asheville Humane Society. Check it out!

 

Brides for Barks Silent Auction & Sale

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4 - 9 PM

Former Brides: Donate your leftover and reusable wedding products, dresses, decor and more! Asheville Humane Society will be holding a silent auction and sale during the Wedding Festivals Asheville show at the US Cellular Center.If you are interested in donating items from your wedding email events@ashevillehumane.org. For more information please click here.

 

Dog Day Afternoon

Sunday, September 28, 2014

1 - 5 PM

Mix 96.5 presents the 3rd annual Dog Day Afternoon will take place again at Carrier Park. Activities include a dog-friendly fun run around Carrier Park, live music, dog contests including a Weiner Dog race, “Best Lap Dog over 50 lbs”, “Best Heinz 57/Mutt” and the “Fastest Dog in Asheville” competition. Local food vendors and local beer will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society.

 

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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 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. 

 

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