Animal rescue

“Barkyard Parties” to celebrate pets and animal rescue, raise funds for the Blue Ridge Humane Society


Blue Ridge Humane Society invites everyone to celebrate the love of animals and support improving the quality of life for pets in Henderson County with the 2021 Barkyard Parties.

Barkyard Parties are individualized celebrations of animal rescue, adoption and welfare programs that raise awareness and raise funds for the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Events and parties can take place anytime and anywhere during the weekend of September 17-19.

Yeti appreciates the goodies provided by Wag!  A unique pet shop for Barkyard's private parties in 2020.

The Barkyard Parties take place in lieu of the traditional fundraising gala and provide a variety of ways to show support for the Blue Ridge Humane Society while also raising vital funds to continue animal rescue, animal support programs in companionship and emergency response, pet food assistance programs and other community partnerships to support healthy and happy animals.

“After such a successful event last year, we are delighted with our second year of Barkyard Parties,” said Angela Prodrick, Executive Director, in a press release. “These inclusive events allow anyone from anywhere to participate in the way that suits them best.

“This year, we are not only hosting private parties, but we have partnered with many of our local businesses. This is the perfect opportunity to go out and support the small businesses in our community and celebrate what Blue Ridge Humane Society has to offer.

Human and canine guests enjoy treats and more at a social distancing Barkyard party in 2020.

“If you want to contribute without participating, you can donate instead of a donation that will go directly to our vital rescue programs. “

Individuals can also organize their own event for friends and family to fundraise, or donate directly as a gift.

Hosts and instead of donations over $ 250 receive a basket of locally sourced items made possible by Barkyard Parties Presenting Sponsor Hunter Subaru and supporting sponsors Carolina Village, Park National Bank, Lauren Rippy-Beverly Hanks Realtor , First Bank, Annie Fritchner, Union Credit Champion, Wag! A unique pet shop and a WTZQ radio.

The 2021 Barkyard Parties open to the public are taking place September 17-19 in multiple locations across Henderson County, with different ways to support both Blue Ridge Humane and local businesses:

Friday September 17th

  • First Bank Hendersonville Block Party
  • 359 Club at Wine Sage and Gourmet, 3:59 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Marked Tree Vineyard, $ 1 per glass of rose sold donated to BRHS
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Hendersonville – percentage of sales, raffles, fundraising

Saturday September 18

  • EHHS Student Government Car and Truck Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Henderson High, 150 Eagle Pride Drive, East Flat Rock
  • Blessing of the Pets, Mills River Presbyterian Church – Pet Supplies Gathering and Celebration, 10 a.m.
  • Dry Falls Brewing – percentage of sales plus $ 1,000 matching challenge
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Hendersonville – percentage of sales, raffles, fundraising
  • Oklawaha Brewing – $ 1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Raymond Garden Center – percentage of sales
  • The Salty Landing – $ 1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Surf n Brew – $ 1 per pint donated to BRHS
  • Mills River Farmer’s Market – Sales of Holt Orchards Apple Crisp Mixes to Benefit BRHS

Sunday September 19

  • Doggie Olympics and $ 1 a pint, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mills River Brewing Co.
  • D9 Brewing – open at 1 p.m. $ 1 per pint all day, light snacks and appetizers provided by Nora’s NY Pizzeria and Eatery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (donation suggested), raffles, and more

For more information on specific events or to donate, visit

The Blue Ridge Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization established in 1950 dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities.

BRHS takes care of animals awaiting adoption and in foster homes; offers low-cost vaccination clinics, animal education programs, pet training courses, as well as education programs and projects for young people; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency veterinary assistance and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.

To donate or learn how to volunteer, visit the Blue Ridge Humane Society website at or call 828-692-2639.


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