Events and News

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month from all of us at AHS!

 

Urban Tails Outing

Saturday, April 4, 2015

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 volunteer@ashevillehumane.org for an explanation of requirements and for more information. 

Volunteer Orientation & Tour

Saturday, April 4, 2015

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. 

 

Adopt-a-Bull at Darlings Asheville

Saturday, April 4, 2015

2 - 4 PM

Meet 'n greet with one of Asheville Humane's most eligible and adopt-a-bull Pitties at Pinups for Pitbulls local shop Darlings, located at 69-A Biltmore Ave in downtown Asheville.

Animal Body Language Class

Monday, April 6, 2015

5:30 - 7 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.  The material is great for your volunteer work and for your interactions with your own animals or others every day!  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online or e-mail us at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org with any questions.

Pooch Essentials Class

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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 8, 2015

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

 

Yappy Hour at Twisted Laurel

Thursday, April 9, 2015

6 - 8 PM

Join us for our first Yappy Hour of the season on Thursday, April 9th, from 6-8pm at Twisted Laurel in Downtown Asheville located at 130 College Street. Your $5 entry fee goes directly to Asheville Humane Society and includes light bites from Twisted Laurel. Youíll also have a chance to mix and mingle with fellow dog lovers and enter to win prizes from the TailGait Market for you and your pup! Mix 96.5ís Yappy Hour is made possible by the dog lovers at Prestige Subaru.

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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 11, 2015

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.  

PetSmart Arden Adoption Event

Saturday, April 11, 2015

11 AM -3 PM

Come meet your new best friend at an adoption event for Asheville Humane Society adoptable dogs at PetSmart in Arden located off Airport Road.

Hiking Hounds

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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@outlook.com. Reservations are required for each hike. 

 

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Sunday, April 12, 2015

1 - 3 PM

Your Invited: AHS Volunteers please join us for a celebration of your time, talents and dedication to the animals. We couldn't do it without you! Enjoy refreshments and mingling with fellow volunteer and staff at The Farm, 215 Justice Ridge Road, Candler. Sign up online using the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail volunteer@ashevillehumane.org for more information.We hope to see you there! 

Basic Skills Dog Training Class

Monday, April 13, 2015

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Ready to further your dog training experience and help our pups learn the skills that make them even more adoptable?  This is the class for you!  Volunteers work in a group environment with Adoption Center dogs and practice fun life tasks including, sit, down, off and touch.  Requirements include: Pooch Essentials Class.  Sign up using the Volunteer Information Center or e-mail volunteer@ashevillhumane.org for more information.

Target Dog Training Class

Friday, April 17, 2015

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Urban Tails Guided

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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 volunteer@ashevillehumane.org for an explanation of requirements and for more information.

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event

Sunday, April 19, 2015

12 - 3 PM

Come meet the love of your life at an adoption event for dogs available from Asheville Humane Society at Pet Supplies Plus located on Hendersonville Road  in South Asheville. 

Ambassador Class

Monday, April 20, 2015

6 - 7:30 PM

All of us love animals, but Asheville Humane Society also needs volunteers who love working with people!  The Ambassador Class is designed to give volunteers the basic information needed to represent us and our programs to the general public both at the Adoption Center and in the community.  Volunteers will learn basic guidelines and information about our numerous public programs and all about our new DRIVE adoption initiative!  Attendance at this class opens up a variety of further opportunities for volunteers, including work as People Ambassadors at the Front Desk and at tabling events in the community.  If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail volunteer@ashevillehumane.org.

Kitty Caretaker and Enrichment Class

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

6 - 7 PM

Join the team responsible for the basic care of our Adoption Center cats and kittens!  Participants in this class will learn how to feed the cats, clean all the kitty areas, and other aspects of basic care.  At the end of the class, you will also learn fun ways to enrich the shelter experience for our feline friends, including teaching them tricks!  Prerequisites: Feline Fundamentals Class.

Volunteer Orientation & Tour

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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. 

Pooch Essentials Class

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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 22, 2015

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.  

Health Helper Class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4 - 5:30 PM

 

Hard 2 Recycle Collection Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015

8 AM - 1 PM

Spring cleaning time! Join us for the Hard 2 Recycle collection event hosted by Asheville Greenworks located at the City Market located in the city lot on Charlotte Street in Downtown Asheville. AHS will be collecting Animal Sanctuary items for reuse. For a full list of items being collected click here

Pooch Essentials Class

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Canine Caretaker Class

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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.

Feline Fundamentals Class

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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.  

 

Low-cost Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, April 25, 2015

2 - 5 PM

Asheville Humane Society and the Buncombe County Animal Shelter are hosting their monthly shot clinic at  Hall Fletcher, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville NC 28806. For a full list of services and pricing please click here. For more information call (828) 250 - 6430.

Hiking Hounds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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@outlook.com. Reservations are required for each hike.

Buncombe County Animal Shelter Tour

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

5 - 6 PM

 

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