For over 30 years Asheville Humane Society has been saving homeless Buncombe County animals. Today we operate both our own state-of-the-art Adoption and Education Center and the County’s only open door shelter where no local animal is ever turned away. We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused, injured and lost animals. We provide education, training and support to keep pets in their homes. Our nationally recognized innovative programs and partnerships are steadily moving Buncombe County toward a no-kill community.
REACH Emergency Hospital is available for emergency animal services from 5 pm to 7 am Monday thru Friday and 24 hours on holidays and weekends. Our mission at REACH is to provide the highest quality emergency veterinary care in a professional and compassionate manner.
Waggers Dog Depot is the newest “Fun” place for dogs in Asheville. We offer a delicious variety of home made treats & chews, dog clothing, collars, leashes, tags & Pet Photography. We also provide the very best Grooming Salon for dogs and cats with our gentle, experienced groomers utilizing the latest tools & equipment. We do not cage pets while they are in our facility, thus reducing their stress level. A Self Serve Wash is available for the do it yourselfer. Come by and see what the excitement is all about and join our long list of satisfied customers. Of course dogs are always welcome and will receive a treat.
MaryPaws Animal Adoptions rescues pregnant cats ready to give birth to their litters. We need foster homes to care for the new mothers until their kittens are weened and ready for adoption. If your loving home is available to foster these beautiful cats and would like to share in the joy of playful baby kittens, please call Mary for more information.
Catman-2 operates the largest cats only, no-kill shelter in WNC. Carts are tested for feline leukemia, have all vaccinations, and if old enough, are spayed or neutered. Adoption fees are $60. Some cats are de-clawed and some are pure breed. You will surely fine the cat of your dreams.
Project SANTA stands for Supporting Animal Needs Through Action. This project is similar to the classic “Toys for Tots” but provides needed supplies, food, toys, and monetary donations to the animals of Henderson and Buncombe counties through the no-kill shelters of Brother Wolf and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.
Furever Friends an animal rescue network that hold adoption every Sunday at 10:30am to 6:00pm at SuperPetz on Brevard Rd.
Lost Pets of WNC The intention of this site is to provide a center for information and resources that will shorten the time between loss and reunion. The counties included in Western NC are listed on the “Post A Listing” page.
Meals on Wheels W.A.L.O.P. Program
Since the 1990’s, Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County has been working with local pet stores, veterinarians and community groups to provide pet food and other services to senior pet owners. To contribute to the Meals On Wheels Pet Food program, please send donations to 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.
Haywood Animal Welfare Association believes in community education and service. They strive to ensure humane treatment of animals though various community services such as pet therapy, education programs as well as promoting pet adoption. All their friends have been rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and are either in foster care or at Animal Supply House in Waynesville
Humane Alliance of WNC Spay/Neuter Clinic is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation by providing high volume, high quality, targeted, affordable sterilization services of companion animals.
Our mission is to work towards the end of euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals as a means of population control in our community. Working collaboratively with other like-minded organizations, we strive to achieve this goal through aggressive spay/neuter, education, and our foster care system, providing dogs with a temporary sanctuary and comprehensive training until they can be placed in a permanent, carefully screened home.
To learn more about BWAR, dogs for adoption, and their thrift boutique: www.bwar.org
Blue Ridge Humane Society is a no-kill, limited admission animal adoption and rescue center. Located at US 64 East. All animals spayed or neutered and Current on vaccinations.
Madison County Animal Shelter
Madison County Animal Shelter has cats an dogs available for adoption.
Every Thursday (weather permitting) at Earth Fare
and every Sunday at SuperPetz, Brevard Road, Asheville.
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation works save those pets they can by placing them in local foster homes while the try to find permanent homes for them. However, the goal is an Adoption Center with quarantine space, comfortable pens, outdoor runs, a cattery, areas for training and grooming.
Greyhound Friends of North Carolina is a non-profit group that finds homes for retired racing greyhound.
Midnight Sun Sanctuary
Midnight Sun Sanctuary a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing northern/spitz breed dogs and puppies.
Find-A-Pet Society people helping pets, pets helping people one at a time.
Animal Haven of Asheville
Animal Haven of Asheville is a pet adoption agency looking to place homeless animals into loving homes.
Hope For Horses is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and placement of equines in need.