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May 2019

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Get better at knowing what cats want, and how to convince them to do what you want. Our resident cat expert, Sharon Bolden, will guide students through hands-on cat handling to move cats from one area to another, with a focus on maximizing safety and minimizing stress.   This class is required for volunteers moving cats at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, Sarge's Animal Rescue Adoption Center, and PetSmart.

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May 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Sarge's is now running a volunteer and foster program that encompasses both the Sarge's Adoption Center, and the new Haywood County Animal Shelter. We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, enriching and cleaning the cages of the cats there. We have various opportunities available for getting involved. At orientation, we will discuss the various roles filled by volunteers, safety precautions, training opportunities, and sign the legal paperwork needed. After this, you will get the back scenes tour…

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May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Sarge's is now running a volunteer and foster program that encompasses both the Sarge's Adoption Center, and the new Haywood County Animal Shelter. We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, enriching and cleaning the cages of the cats there. We have various opportunities available for getting involved. At orientation, we will discuss the various roles filled by volunteers, safety precautions, training opportunities, and sign the legal paperwork needed. After this, you will get the back scenes tour…

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May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about how dogs communicate - both for your comfort and that of the dog! Our animal behavior coordinator, Caitlin Morrow, will impart some of her expertise and help to make us better care providers. This class is a great way to learn more about how your dog communicates with you and other dogs. Required for one-on-one dog handling, and fostering, both at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, and at the Sarge's Animal Rescue Adoption Center.

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May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about how cats communicate - both for your comfort and that of the cat! Our resident cat expert, Sharon Bolden, will impart some of her expertise to help to make us better care providers. This hands-on experience is an excellent way to strengthen your understanding of your own cat, as well as shelter cats. This class is also required for volunteers who are interested in doing one-on-one cat handling, and/or fostering, at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, Sarge's…

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May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about leash walking, group play, and how to handle a dog outside of the kennel - which makes play time more fun and stimulating for you and the dog! Our animal behavior coordinator, Caitlin Morrow, will impart some of her expertise and help to make us better care providers. This class is a great way to learn more about your dog, and is required for dog handling outside of the kennel, both at the Haywood County Animal Shelter,…

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May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

This class will be covering the basics of how to train your dog to potty outside.  We will be go over  the basics for dogs of all ages and then have time for questions and discussion.  This class is open to anyone but does require advanced registration.  This class is for humans only so please leave your dogs at home.

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May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Sarge's is now running a volunteer and foster program that encompasses both the Sarge's Adoption Center, and the new Haywood County Animal Shelter. We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, enriching and cleaning the cages of the cats there. We have various opportunities available for getting involved. At orientation, we will discuss the various roles filled by volunteers, safety precautions, training opportunities, and sign the legal paperwork needed. After this, you will get the back scenes tour…

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May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Clicker Training is one of many tools in a toolbox for a positive reinforcement based dog trainer.  A lot of people have heard of clickers or used them in a training class with their dog but don't really feel comfortable with them.  They are a wonderful tool for us to use in shelter environments and utilize them in our training programs.  We only use clickers for positive reinforcement training and therefore have dogs that eagerly participate in our training sessions.…

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May 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about how cats communicate - both for your comfort and that of the cat! Our resident cat expert, Sharon Bolden, will impart some of her expertise to help to make us better care providers. This hands-on experience is an excellent way to strengthen your understanding of your own cat, as well as shelter cats. This class is also required for volunteers who are interested in doing one-on-one cat handling, and/or fostering, at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, Sarge's…

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