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“We are always here to save and protect every animal.” That’s the way Asheville Humane Society views their mission.
Since 1984, this no-kill shelter has helped its community by encouraging adoption, rescuing strays, and partnering with other organizations to help build a better world for our beloved furry friends.
Fostering, volunteer work, animal rescue, running an education center, and lost and found pet services are some of the activities they provide to the Asheville community in partnership with Buncombe County.
Your adoption experience at Asheville Humane Society is made easier with the help of professional adoption counselors that provide one-on-one counseling sessions to help you select a pet who best fits your family.
Once you've made your decision on which pet can thrive by your side and suit your family's lifestyle, there’s only one thing left to do: buy a remarkable amount of plush toys.
And complete the adoption paperwork. But the good news is you'll be able to leave that very same day with a new loyal companion. The only documentation you’ll need is your driver's license and the sniff approval of the furball in question. Excel at the meet and greet, and the rest will be a piece of cake.
Adoption fees at Asheville Humane Society may vary depending on each pet's characteristics. They constantly publish special offers, including partial and total discounts, for their adoption fees. To receive more information on the puppy or kitten of your preference, please contact the shelter directly.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, a professional veterinarian examination, and a bag of delicious pet food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.