Here are some fun things you can do to keep your dog entertained.

Cabin Fever: Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained

Nobody likes being stuck in the house! Many of the “behavior problems” seen in dogs, especially when they’re stuck inside, are occurring simply because don’t have enough to do! They’re bored! If More »

When to Say Goodbye

We got our first Golden Retriever in 1994. I remember looking at Taylor’s sweet, golden face and hoping that it never turned white. I thought that Golden Retrievers with white faces looked More »

Do you have a disaster plan for your pets?

How to Create a Natural Disaster Plan for Pets

From wildfires and earthquakes in California to the recent September flooding from Hurricane Florence here in the Carolinas, natural or man-caused disasters have a way of capturing our attention and destroying our More »

Watching Horses Heal Trauma

I am the Early Education Specialist at Verner Center for Early Learning. Roughly 85% of the children we serve come from poverty. Unfortunately, poverty often brings trauma. Our goal is to make More »

Stress in cats can cause medical problems.

Stress in Cats Causes Medical Problems

Behavioral problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. In particular, inappropriate urination in cats is one of the most frustrating problems facing cat owners. As a vet, I More »

CPPI expanding to 7 counties and counting

Community Partnership for Pets, (CPPI), originally founded to serve the Hendersonville area, is now helping rural North Carolina county-run shelters set up and fund spay/neuter programs.

Black Mountain 16th Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

The 2018 edition of the popular annual event will step off from the Black Mountain Town Square at 3pm on Saturday, October 27. The parade will make a loop along State Street, going to Cherry Street and then returning to the starting point.

Dog Day Afternoon down by the riverside

Radio station Mix 96.5’s Dog Day Afternoon event will be held again this year at the Salvage Station at 466 Riverside Drive in Asheville on Saturday, September 15 from noon to 4m. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to the Asheville Humane Society, Mountain Pet Rescue, and Boxer Butts and Other Mutts.

AHS Pet of the Year, runners-up named

Joy, the cat with paralyzed rear legs, was named Pet of the Year by on-line voters/donors in the Asheville Humane Society (AHS) fundraising contest that generated $22,349 for the group. (Each vote represented a $1 contribution.)