Thursday, July 25, 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:

July 6 from 9-10am

July 11 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 20 from 9-10am

July 25 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

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

Saturday, July 27, 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:

July 13 from 9-10am

July 18 from 5:30-6:30pm

July 27 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Learn all about what dogs are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class, taught by dog behavior experts, explores the various expressions of our canine friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you. 

The material is great for your volunteer or foster work and for your interactions with any dogs you may encounter every day! 

Volunteers - sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

If you do not have access to the Volunteer Information Center, click HERE to rsvp!

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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.

  • We will show you the ins and outs of understanding how our dogs communicate with one another (and us!)
  • You will work hands on with our dogs in our brand new Charm School and Timid Dog Programs
  • You will help us during the most exciting part of a shelter dog’s stay…  Playgroup!
  • Learn the role and impact that Click to Calm has on our dogs in the shelter
  • Provide in and out of kennel enrichment for our shelter dogs
  • See the progress and success of your hard work first hand!

If you'd like to join the Canine T.E.A.M. or simply learn more, please sign up for this training session through the Volunteer Information Center online!

Prerequisites:

  • Volunteer and Foster Information Session
  • Completion of basic service hours
  • Attendance at Pooch Essentials and Canine Body Language Classes.
    • If you attend Canine Body Language Class on the same day that this training takes place, you are welcome to attend this training as well!

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

Sunday, July 28, 2019
8:30 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:

July 14

July 21

July 28

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

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Asheville Humane Society's nationally-recognized Community Solutions Program has positively impacted the lives of thousands of pets and their people in Buncombe County and now, you can learn all about what we do!

Attendees will learn the history of our community outreach programming, basic guidelines we follow, and just how much it all means for our community.

For current volunteers, attendance at this class opens up a variety of further opportunities to participate with our Community Solutions Program, including community outreach, medical transport, vaccination clinics, and much more. But, you are not required to be a current volunteer to attend!

Reserve your spot to learn more!  Current volunteer, please sign up through the Volunteer Information Center Online.  Non-volunteers, please reserve your spot through the link HERE!

Saturday, August 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Come learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication! This fascinating and fun class, taught by Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist, Leah Raines, explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.

The material covered in this class is great for volunteer and foster work and for any interactions with cats you may encounter in your everyday life!

All are welcome to attend!

Volunteers - sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online after completing initial service requirements.

If you do not have access to the Volunteer Information Center online, please reserve your spot HERE.

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