The Holiday Gift

The scene is set. The tree stands in shimmering glory with garland and lights winding like twisting ribbons of color. Music filters softly in the background, merry tunes of carols and jingling More »

New “Family Dog” breed developing in WNC

The new breed has been named Bell Griffin by partners Gene Eu and John Barlow. Eu described the dogs as “hardy mutts,” but admitted that would hardly be a popular name. The More »

Are feral cats adoptable?

Feral Cats – Adopt, Assist or Avoid?

When it comes to feral cats, what side of fence are you on? Take them in or keep them out? Feral cats are those who never had a home or owner. They More »

Feline Leukemia and Your Cat

Recently, we have seen some very sad cases of cats diagnosed with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). FeLV is a common infectious disease in cats. It is most often found where there are More »

Crate Training: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected Consequences

Crate training is training your puppy or dog to comfortably enter and remain in a crate for a period of time. Dogs should easily enter into the crate without being forced. Once More »

Aloft Downtown finds forever home for 100th CAAR foster dog

When Lolly, a Papillon-Chihuahua mix, went home to Flat Rock with the Hultin family, she became the 100th dog to find its forever home through the foster dog program at Aloft Asheville Downtown.

Summer Time, Fun Time, Kitten Time

Now through July 4th, special Kitten adoption days from FUR of WNC. Socialized, playful kittens are available for adoption for only $35. Kittens are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and micro chipped. Make appointment to visit FUR’s cat sanctuary online at, by emailing or calling 1-884-888-CATS(2287).