Are you interested in helping some of our more timid kitties come out of their shell? Join us for our Fostering Fearful Felines class and learn how you can help our cats learn to trust people! During this class, we’ll go over foster care requirements, methods to socialize, and how to use feline body language to eliminate fearful interactions. The material covered in this class is great for your work with fearful foster kitties and also any timid cats you may encounter day to day.
** $5 Adoption Fees for All Pets (except puppies) NOW - Saturday, August 7! **
Are you interested in learning about what it takes to help kittens in need? Come and join us as we go over the details of how to help kittens (aged 5-8 weeks) grow big and strong. You just might realize that you’ve got what it takes to be a life saver!
During this class, we'll discuss the typical kitten fostering experience, including milestones to aim for and possible complications that may arise while caring for tiny cats.
All are invited to attend this class including current fosters, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more!
Babies, babies, babies! In this class we will go over the specifics involved with caring for our most precious and critical shelter animals: neonates!
Attendees will learn how to properly feed them, keep them warm and comfortable, and get them through their most crucial life stage. 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 some babies that need you!
Feline Adoption Counseling 101 will go over Asheville Humane’s adoption philosophy, the counseling process, and appropriate animal handling for meeting with adopters. Upon completion of Feline Adoption Counseling 101, you will be able to sign up for on-the-job training with staff Adoption Counselors who are counseling cat adopters. This job is very hands-on and interactive with the public-- you must love people, too! It is an extremely rewarding job, but also requires an open mind and an open heart, free of pre-judgements.
Canine Adoption Counseling 101 will go over Asheville Humane’s adoption philosophy, the counseling process, and appropriate animal handling for meeting with adopters. Upon completion of Canine Adoption Counseling 101, you will be able to sign up for on-the-job training with staff Adoption Counselors who are counseling dog adoptions. This job is very hands-on and interactive with the public-- so you must love people, too! It is an extremely rewarding job, but also requires an open mind and an open heart, free of pre-judgements.
Our counselors need your help! Want to get more involved with adoptions and play a larger role on the front end? Do you enjoy working with the public? Then maybe adoption processing is for you! Join us for this hands-on training to learn how to process adoptions and see our animals through the final stages of reaching their forever homes!
If you’re interested in learning how to build enrichment items for the cats at the shelter and in foster care, this is the workshop for you! Our cat enrichment volunteer will guide the workshop, showing attendees how to create cardboard cat scratchers, box puzzles, and fleece catnip toys for the cats in the shelter and in foster care. These items improve the lives of shelter cats by giving them enriching activities to occupy the time they’re spending in their kennels, which decreases the instances of illness and behavioral issues in shelter cats.
Attention - This class has been canceled for this month!
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We have to use the classroom to house dogs for right now and will not have an available space to host the class.
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.
Take the first step towards becoming a volunteer with Asheville Humane Society! This information session will explain types of volunteer work, our Foster Program, volunteer guidelines, and how volunteers are instrumental in helping Asheville Humane Society give every animal in Buncombe County a life worth living! Following the info session, attendees will be given a tour of our beautiful campus.
We welcome junior volunteers ages 10 and up when attending with a parent or guardian!