Thursday, June 27, 2019
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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 1 from 9-10am

June 13 from 5:30-6:30pm

June 15 from 9-10am

June 27 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Come learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication! This fascinating and fun class, taught by Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist, Leah Raines, explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.

The material covered in this class is great for volunteer and foster work and for any interactions with cats you may encounter in your everyday life!

All are welcome to attend!

Volunteers - sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online after completing initial service requirements.

If you do not have access to the Volunteer Information Center online, please reserve your spot HERE.

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Learn all about what dogs are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class, taught by dog behavior experts, 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! 

Volunteers - sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

If you do not have access to the Volunteer Information Center, click HERE to rsvp!

E-mail volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take our most energetic 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 hiking in the great outdoors with dogs who are excited to be out of the shelter for a while, this is the activity for you!

For more information about Hiking Hounds (including physical requirements and guidelines) or to request an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

Upcoming Hiking Hounds Dates:

June 9

June 23

June 30

9am start for seasoned hikers, 8:30am for new hikers.

*Space is limited.  Confirmed reservations are required for each hike.