Thursday, February 27, 2020
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:

February 27 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 7 from 9-10am

March 12 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 21 from 9-10am

March 26 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020
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.

Fosters - please email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org to reserve your spot.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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:

March 5 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 14 from 9-10am

March 19 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 28 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Do you have an interest in learning about how dogs communicate?  Have you always wanted to learn how to effectively train a dog?  Do you have a desire to help our dogs cope with the Shelter Environment?  Great… because we need YOU!
As part of the Canine T.E.A.M. (training, enrichment, and more) Program, you will have a huge impact on the dogs in our care.

  • We will show you the ins and outs of understanding how our dogs communicate with one another (and us!)
  • You will work hands on with our dogs in our brand new Charm School and Timid Dog Programs
  • You will help us during the most exciting part of a shelter dog’s stay…  Playgroup!
  • Learn the role and impact that Click to Calm has on our dogs in the shelter
  • Provide in and out of kennel enrichment for our shelter dogs
  • See the progress and success of your hard work first hand!

If you'd like to join the Canine T.E.A.M. or simply learn more, please sign up for this training session through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Prerequisites:

  • Volunteer and Foster Information Session
  • Completion of basic service hours
  • Attendance at Pooch Essentials and Canine Body Language Classes.

Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

If you've ever thought about fostering kittens, this is the class for you!

Partnering with Esther Neonatal Kitten Alliance, this class will teach you everything you need to know about caring for orphaned newborn kittens from birth to weaning!

In this class, you'll learn: 
- Where orphaned kittens come from
- How to tell if a kitten is truly an orphan
- How to care for newborn kittens
- The importance of spaying and neutering
- And more! 

We welcome anyone interested to attend, no prerequisites and you are not required to be a current foster or volunteer! After all, you never know when you'll stumble across babies who need you!

See upcoming dates for Bottle Baby Kitten Care 101 (and how to register) on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AshevilleHumane/events/!