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Our Adoption Center is now OPEN! No appointment needed. (Click HERE for details.) 

 

Community Solutions Ambassador Class

If you are interested in learning more about how Asheville Humane Society helps animals and their people in our community, this is the class for you!  The Community Solutions Ambassador Class is designed to give volunteers the basic information needed to represent this important program to the general public both on our campus and out in the community.  Volunteers will learn basic guidelines and information about Community Solutions and what our outreach means to the community. 

Hiking Hounds

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of our enrichment programming.  There are no prerequisites and participants are not required to be current volunteers.  If you love the great outdoors and dogs, this is the activity for you!

Feline Fundamentals Class

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements.  

Upcoming Feline Fundamentals Class dates and times:

July 5 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 14 fvom 9-10am

July 19 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 28 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

Pooch Essentials Class

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center. 

Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements. 

Upcoming Pooch Essentials Class dates and times:

June 28 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 7 from 9-10am

July 12 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 21 from 9-10am

July 26 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Canine Body Language Class - RESCHEDULED!

This is a makeup session, the class on Saturday, July 21 was cancelled!  

Learn all about what dogs are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our canine friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you. 

The material is great for your volunteer or foster work and for your interactions with any dogs you may encounter every day! 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

Feline Body Language

Learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.  The material is great for your volunteer and foster work and for your interactions with any cats you may encounter every day! 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online after completing initial service requirements.

Kitten 101

Are you interested in learning about what it takes to help kittens in need?  Come and join us as we go over the details of how to help kittens (aged 5-8 weeks) grow big and strong.  You just might realize that you’ve got what it takes to be a life saver!

During this class, we'll discuss the typical kitten fostering experience, including milestones to aim for and possible complications that may arise while caring for tiny cats.

All are invited to attend this class including current fosters, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more!

Canine Good Citizen Readiness Training

This guided training will provide the tools you need to work with shelter dogs who are going through our CGC Readiness Program. 

The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community, stressing responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.  Our CGC Readiness Program will prepare dogs to pass this test with their new family and will boost the participating dogs’ likelihood of a quick adoption. 

Common Contagions Class

During this class, we will discuss illnesses/contagious diseases we see regularly and are typically treated in a foster home (under the guidance of our Foster Team).  Attendees will be able to make informed decisions about which illnesses they’re comfortable handling in foster and will have a better understanding of the information that is given to them when taking home a foster animal who may be contagious to other animals or people.

All are welcome to attend this class, no prerequisites and you are not required to be a current volunteer or foster. 

Neonate 101

Babies, babies, babies! In this class we will go over the specifics involved with caring for our most precious and critical shelter animals: neonates!

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