Events and News

Urban Tails Guided Outing

Saturday, April 19, 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 on Saturday morning, as we take our furry friends to a local park for some exercise and fresh air!  Volunteers can sign-up using the Volunteer Information Center online; requirements include Pooch Essentials Class.

Animal Body Language Class

Saturday, April 19, 2014

12-1:30 PM

Learn all about what dogs and cats are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our canine and feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.  This class is open to all volunteers.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online or e-mail us at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org with any questions.

Save the Date!

Trivia Night 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

6:30 - 10 PM

One of our most popular events, Trivia Night is a fun-filled evening of exciting team competition and battling wits to benefit our Foster Care Program. Teams of eight put their heads together to vie for the position of leader of the pack during eight rounds of tantalizing trivia! Bid on the Sweet & Savory Silent Auction and play other fun games throughout the night. Tickets Now On Sale! Purchase tickets here.

Driver's Ed Group Dog Class

Monday, April 21, 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.  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, April 23, 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, April 23, 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. 

 

 

Hard 2 Recycle - City Market

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8 AM - 1 PM

Asheville Humane Society is proud to partner with Asheville Greenworks for the April Hard 2 Recycle collection day. We will be collecting  animal sanctuary items for re-use as well as some new supplies for our adoption center. Asheville Humane Society will also have some adorable adoptables to meet and greet with market goers! The City Market is located at the City Public Works Parking Lot - 161 S Charlotte Street in downtown Asheville. For a full list of items being collected please click here.

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, April 26, 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, April 26, 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, April 26, 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.

 

 

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2 - 5 PM

Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County are holding their monthly shot clinic at our Hall Fletcher Elementary School located at 60 Ridgelawn Avenue Asheville, NC 28806 . For more details about services available and pricing please click here.

Hiking Hounds

Sunday, April 27, 2014

9 AM - 12 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of our enrichment programming.  If you love the great outdoors and dogs, this is the volunteer activity for you!  For more information about Hiking Hounds and for applications, please e-mail ahshikinghounds@yahoo.com. Reservations are required for each hike.

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Sunday, April 27, 2014

1 - 4 PM

Join us at Pet Supplies Plus located at 1856 Hendersonville Rd in South Asheville to meet and greet with some of the adoptable animals from Asheville Humane Society.

Driver's Ed Group Dog Class

Monday, April 28, 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.  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. 

Volunteer Orientation 

Saturday, May 3, 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.  

PetSmart National Adoption Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 2014

11 AM - 5 PM

Asheville Humane Society will be showcasing local adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens looking for their forever homes all weekend long!  This event will be located at PetSmart, 150 Bleachery Blvd in Asheville.

 

Yappy Hour at Wicked Weed Brewing

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join Asheville Humane Society and Mix 96.5 for Yappy Hour at Wicked Weed Brewing! Pet lovers gather with their favorite canines to dine and drink for a great cause! A $5 donation per person will be matched by our partner restaurant to benefit Asheville Humane Society!  Wicked Weed is located at 91 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville.

Tractor Supply Weaverville Adoption Event

Friday, May 9, 2014

12 - 3 PM

Meet and greet with adoptable dogs and puppies from Asheville Humane Society this Friday at Tractor Supply located at 14 Monticello Road in Weaverville, NC. 

Pet Supermarket Adoption Event

Saturday, May 10, 2014

12 - 3 PM

Join Asheville Humane Society for an adoption event featuring some of our local dogs and puppies for adoption. Pet Supermarket is located at 244 Tunnel Road in Asheville.

Urban Tails

Saturday, May 17, 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 on Saturday morning, as we take our furry friends to a local park for some exercise and fresh air!  Volunteers can sign-up using the Volunteer Information Center online; requirements include Pooch Essentials Class.

Petco Adoption Weekend Event

Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014

12 - 3 PM

Meet and greet with adoptable dogs and puppies from Asheville Humane Society all weekend long at Petco on Brevard Road in Asheville!

Volunteer Orientation 

Wednesday, May 20, 2014

6:30 - 8 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.  

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Saturday, May 24, 2014

1 - 4 PM

Join Asheville Humane Society for an adoption event featuring some of our local dogs and puppies for adoption. Pet Supplies Plus is located on Hendersonville Road next to Earth Fare in South Asheville.

 

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic

Sunday, May 25, 2014

1 - 5 PM

Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County are holding their monthly shot clinic at our adoption and education center located at 14 Forever Friend Lane in Asheville. For more details about services available and pricing please click here.

Urban Tails

Saturday, May 31, 2014

10AM - 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 on Saturday morning, as we take our furry friends to a local park for some exercise and fresh air!  Volunteers can sign-up using the Volunteer Information Center online; requirements include Pooch Essentials Class.

 

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