Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 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: completion of basic service requirements.  

Upcoming Feline Fundamentals Class dates and times:

March 7 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 9 from 9-10am

March 21 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 23 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Asheville Humane has been asked by Maddie’s Fund to participate in a nationwide study on the benefit of fieldtrip programs for shelter dogs!  We eagerly accepted this opportunity and got to work on revamping our Urban Tails Program. 

If you’re not familiar with our Urban Tails Program, it is when volunteers take shelter dogs off campus on walks, hikes, or to their homes or businesses to give them a break from the kennel environment.  Not only are these outings a great experience for the dogs, they allow us to gather important behavioral information for potential adopters!   So, we’re super excited to re-launch this beneficial program and we hope that we’ll get lots of volunteer participation!

On March 23rd, we will begin at 11am with a training presentation for anyone who is interested in participating in this program, and it will also be a great refresher for anyone who hasn’t participated in a while.  When the training is complete, you’ll have the opportunity to take a dog right away!  The goal is to get as many shelter dogs as possible out on the town for an adventure or onto someone’s couch for a nap on the day of the re-launch. 

Please sign up for a training slot through the event link HERE.  Email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org with questions!

This opportunity is available for current volunteers and fosters of Asheville Humane.  If you have questions about eligibility, please email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:30 PM to 6:30 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: completion of basic service requirements. 

Upcoming Pooch Essentials Class dates and times:

March 2 from 9-10am

March 14 from 5:30-6:30pm

March 16 from 9-10am

March 28 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take our most energetic 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 hiking in the great outdoors with dogs who are excited to be out of the shelter for a while, this is the activity for you!

For more information about Hiking Hounds (including physical requirements and guidelines) or to request an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

Upcoming Hiking Hounds Dates:

March 10

March 17

March 31

10am start for seasoned hikers, 9:30am for new hikers.

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