Monday, August 21, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Asheville Humane Society is now offering Canine Good Citizen Readiness training for our volunteers!  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. 

The four dogs at a time participating in this program will have a sign on their kennel indicating that only volunteers and staff members who have been trained through these sessions will have the ability to work with them. 

To participate in this training, each volunteer must have completed volunteer orientation, basic service requirements, Pooch Essentials Class, and Canine Body Language Class.  Sign up for each session is limited to eight volunteers and the option to schedule will automatically close when the session is full. 

Eligible volunteers may schedule themselves through the Volunteer Information Center.  For your first shift you will be asked to come in 30 minutes early for a brief orientation.

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 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 include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements. 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 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 include attendance at a general volunteer orientation and completion of basic service requirements.  

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

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

Monday, August 28, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Asheville Humane Society is now offering Canine Good Citizen Readiness training for our volunteers!  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. 

The four dogs at a time participating in this program will have a sign on their kennel indicating that only volunteers and staff members who have been trained through these sessions will have the ability to work with them. 

To participate in this training, each volunteer must have completed volunteer orientation, basic service requirements, Pooch Essentials Class, and Canine Body Language Class.  Sign up for each session is limited to eight volunteers and the option to schedule will automatically close when the session is full. 

Eligible volunteers may schedule themselves through the Volunteer Information Center.  For your first shift you will be asked to come in 30 minutes early for a brief orientation.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017
11:45 PM

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!

For more information about Hiking Hounds or to request an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

August Hiking Hounds Dates:

August 13

August 20

August 27

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

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017
11:45 PM

Our Urban Tails program is a fun way to get our dogs out to enjoy the world while they’re waiting for their forever homes! 

Not only does Urban Tails provide much needed exercise for the shelter dogs, it also serves as a great source of information for the staff and volunteers who will be speaking with potential adopters.  After each outing, Urban Tails volunteers record feedback on a prepared form, noting things like the dog’s reaction to the car ride, how they handled bicycles and distractions, and other items of interest.  This information will help staff members make successful matches between dogs and potential adopters.

To participate in our Urban Tails program, volunteers follow these steps:

  • Attend a volunteer orientation
  • Complete basic service requirement
  • Attend Pooch Essentials Class
  • Attend Canine Body Language Class
  • Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org to set up an Urban Tails orientation before your first outing.