Adopt & Rescue

There are a lot of wonderful animals in search of loving homes. Please visit these local rescue groups online to find an adoptable pet.

Brother Wolf
Brother Wolf is a community based canine rescue helping to end pet overpopulation, abuse and neglect one dog at a time.

Blue Ridge Humane Society
The Blue Ridge Humane Society, established in 1950 is a limited admission nonprofit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization committed to quality shelter care, treatment of our charges, and to advocacy for spay/neutering throughout Henderson County.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue
Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit Boxer rescue based out of Hickory, North Carolina. Their current coverage area is throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Virginia. All of their rescued Boxers are in FOSTER HOMES and are not kenneled at a facility.

WNC Boxer Rescue
Based in Asheville, NC their mission is is to find homes for unwanted, abandoned, mistreated Boxers. WNC BOXER RESCUE is a NC Non-Profit organization, and is supported by donations & the help of volunteers.

Adult cats from CatMan
A cats-only, no-kill adoption center and sanctuary for cats in Jackson County.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR) is a volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization rescuing and placing stray, unwanted, neglected, and abandoned basset hounds in permanent homes.

Critter Magazine
Serving Asheville and the surrounding communities, this wonderful magazine is a great resource for those looking to adopt or rescue a pet.

Howlin4Spirit, Inc.
Dedicated to helping deathrow animals become first-class companions.

Senior Dogs Project
Looking out for older dogs.

Madison County Animal Shelter
MCFFA provides spay/neuter assistance, holds low-cost rabies clinics throughout Madison County, and sponsors educational programs to promote the health and well-being of companion animals.

Asheville Humane Society
The animal shelter for Asheville and Buncombe County has dogs, cats and other critters available for adoption. They also offer in-class safety programs for local elementary schools and foster care for animals of people fleeing domestic violence.

Avery County Humane Society
The mission of the Avery County Humane Society is to help the community respond humanely to the needs of animals. The Society provides a shelter for cats and dogs that are lost, abandoned or unwanted; sponsors rabies clinics; offers access to low-cost spay/neuter services; and partners with the local prison in the New Leash on Life obedience training program.

Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee
A non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever homes for displaced or abandoned small breed dogs and educating the public about pet overpopulation, the horrors of puppymills, and the benefits of spaying and neutering.

Henderson County Animal Services
There are many pets at the Animal Services Center who need loving homes. The center always has a variety of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies and the staff is ready and willing to assist you in your selection. Adoption fees includes rabies vaccination, spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccinations and boarding.

Kershaw County Humane Society
The Kershaw County Humane Society is dedicated to providing food, housing, and medical care of all lost or homeless animals brought to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, and to address the root causes of animal abuse and over population through education and spay/neuter programs.

Yancey County Animal Shelter
The Yancey County Animal Shelter is a non-profit public animal shelter just 30 miles north of Asheville.

Watauga Humane Society
A private, non-profit, limited admission shelter located in Boone, NC. They house, rehabilitate, and rehome 1,000 animals yearly. WHS offers low-cost spay/neuter through Humane Alliance.