Adoption Counseling 101 will go over our adoption philosophy, the counseling process, and appropriate animal handling and etiquette for meeting with adopters. After this class, volunteers will be able to sign up for on-the-job shadowing with our Adoption Counselors. Adoption counseling is very hands-on and interactive with the public, so you must love people, too! This life-saving job is extremely rewarding, but also requires an open mind and an open heart, free of pre-judgements.
Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online! Volunteers attending this class must have completed all initial animal handling classes (including Pooch Essentials, Feline Fundamentals, Canine and Feline Body Language). Canine T.E.A.M. Training is highly recommended.
If you’re interested, but not sure if this is the right fit for you, feel free to stop by Sydney's office at the Adoption Center or email sbartson[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions.
For questions about signing up online, email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.