This wonderful black cat is Spirit. He has a great loving personality, is full of energy, loves to play with other cats and is in good health. He does not like to be picked up, so a home with small children would not work for him. He does love to be scratched! He will talk for his food and enjoys watching the birds outside the window. The only reason I have to find another home for him is that I am downsizing and will not be able to take him with me. I love him dearly and want him to have a home filled with unconditional love. Please call with any questions or to meet this little Gentleman!

Thank you.

I have lived with:
cats
Date Added: 02/03/2017
Species:
Cat
Gender:
Male
Age:
7
Your Name:
Suzanne
Phone:
828-277-7991

Buddy is an Airedale/Hound mix about 1-2 years old who is seeking a home with an active family. He loves to hike and run and take rides in the car. He gets along with all people, dogs, indoor cats (will chase outside) and chickens and is already house trained! Please call 828-779-6455 if you are interested in adopting Buddy.

I have lived with:
cats, dogs, chickens
Date Added: 01/25/2017
Species:
Dog
Breed:
Airedale Terrier mix
Gender:
Male
Age:
1
Weight (in pounds):
40-49
Your Name:
Laura Rice
Phone:
828-779-6455

Meet Ashi and Shadow. They are 2 amazing, full bred chinchillas with lots of personality! We purchased them from a breeder 2 years ago and they have been wonderful pets for our daughter. The grey one is a Pure Standard, and the black, grey, and white one is a Black Velvet. They were both born in August of 2014. Shadow loves to come out of his cage and hang out on his human's shoulder, and they both love to run loose in a safe, enclosed area when given the chance. They are fairly easy to care for and they do not have an odor like most rodents do. They are nocturnal and most interactive between about 6 and 10 pm. Although, if you are a night owl, they will keep you entertained all night long. Chinchillas do require a certain temperature range in order to survive, so an air conditioned space in the summer is mandatory. These boys have lived together since we brought them home, and we would like them to remain together.

I have lived with:
cats, dogs
Date Added: 01/13/2017
Species:
Other
Breed:
Black Velvet and Pure Standard
Gender:
Male
Age:
2
Your Name:
Rachel Alter
Phone:
828-778-1766
,

Looking to re-home my awesome dog Aiden. He is 1 year old on the 20th this month. Lab mix. He really is a very good dog, I just am not able to give him the time he needs now that my work schedule has increased. He basically ends up staying in his crate most of the day because I'm working. Call me a bad owner...yes I should have done a better job at realizing this before I got him several months ago...but that's beside the point now. He's still a young dog (still has that puppy in him) with a full life ahead of him. Somebody needs to take him who can give him the time to teach him commands and such, and he would absolutely LOVE a yard to run around in. He still likes to not listen when we are outside and not on the leash (I had to chase him down the road about a mile the other night) he's playful...loves the outdoors...but will also lay down and sleep too. He is house trained as he knows to go outside. (He has had an accident when I bring him places new like my parents or friends for a couple days...but that's common in new environments. So expect an accident or two in the first week but other than that he will be fine) I'm also in the process of moving in the next couple of weeks so the dog situation will be a little more difficult than now. I have all his stuff...like his crate and food to go with him....his leash...He's up to date on his shots and all that stuff. He has been taking medicine the past couple of weeks for his worms...but he is getting over that now and feeling much much better. He's about 45lbs. If interested let me know. He would be a GREAT family dog. Great will small kids...and good with other dogs. I marked on here that he lived with other dogs...which he did before I got him but not since then. Although we have visited family with other dogs and such too. Feel free to share this with any people you might feel he would be a good fit for. Thanks everybody.

I have lived with:
dogs
Date Added: 01/04/2017
Species:
Dog
Breed:
Lab Mix
Gender:
Male
Age:
1
Weight (in pounds):
40-49
Your Name:
Mark Simmons
Phone:
352-258-5337
,

I adopted Lucy when she was 5, from another family, because she was not happy with her animal companions in that home. Lucy is one of the sweetest, most loving cats. She loves to cuddle, sleep with you, and loves to be petted. She is a great TV watching companion. She is shy around strangers, so may take a little time to warm up to a new person. She has been great with our other cat, they even met at an older age, and is good living with cats as long as they aren't dominant. However, she is not getting along with our dog, even though she has her own private spaces, she wants to be where she wants to be and will hiss, growl, and swipe at the dog unprovoked. We are also expecting a baby soon and her behavior is bringing out my mommy protective instincts. She is truly lovely but would prefer to be an only animal if possible, in a laid back home. I just can't give that to her anymore. She is healthy and is happy as an indoor only cat. She has never had any problem with using her litter box or any other bad behavior. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you.

I have lived with:
cats, dogs
Date Added: 12/30/2016
Species:
Cat
Breed:
Domestic Short Hair, Tabby
Gender:
Female
Age:
13
Weight (in pounds):
10-19
Your Name:
Kristen Winstead
Phone:
413-923-2213

Petey is a lovable, fun-loving companion who loves to be by his caretaker's side. He is a spirited year-old pit who is energetic and curious. Petey does have some typical puppy behaviors, he loves to chew and chew and chew and would play until he dropped if allowed. He does really well at the dog park and has passed dog socialization training with flying colors, however he is leash and food aggressive. Petey has done exceptionally well with our children, ages 9 and 11. He has always been patient with them and loves to cuddle with them at every opportunity. Petey has lived with two other dogs while in our care, an 8 year old female lab mix and 9 year old Boston terrier mix. He and the female have had a few squabbles over food as well as his multiple invitations to play when she was no longer in the mood, but then she does have alpha issues and doesn't always get along with other dogs. Petey has been perfect with the 9 year old male who is very submissive and keeps to himself. We believe that Petey could co-habitate with other dogs if special attention was given to his issues with food, and if the other dogs in the household were submissive or at least non-aggressive, though we would highly encourage a trial period to ensure everyone could get along. We have enjoyed our 4 months with Petey very much but unfortunately despite our best efforts to train him, have been unable to change his aggression towards cats. We have a sweet calico that has been unceremoniously made an outdoor cat against her wishes and especially now that it is getting cold, we want to be able to bring her back home. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Petey or meet him in person. He has such potential to be an amazing pet, if only given the opportunity!

I have lived with:
dogs
Date Added: 12/01/2016
Species:
Dog
Breed:
Pit
Gender:
Male
Age:
1
Weight (in pounds):
30-39
Your Name:
Kate Bannasch
Phone:
828-242-6129
,
I have lived with:
Date Added: 11/30/2016
Species:
Dog
Breed:
Chihuahua
Gender:
Female
Age:
6
Weight (in pounds):
10-19
Your Name:
R. Lentz
Phone:
828-582-3555
,

Frannie the Cat has never met a human she didn't like, and she's never met an animal that she did like (with the possible exception of her biological mother).

She is small and fairly compact. Her health is good, and her shots are up-to-date. No fleas, ticks, etc.

She has a scratching post, which is the only place she scratches. And, of course, she knows how to use her litter box.

She is also quite active, likes to play, and loves chasing treats the length of the house. She's a sweetie, very affectionate, and she loves to snuggle (when it suits her).

Frannie is strictly an indoor cat, but given the chance, she will run out and nibble grass until she's ready to come back inside. This is the main reason we feel that, as much as we love her, we must give her up.

We will soon be selling our North Carolina house and going out to live in our motor home for several months while looking for a new house in the Pacific Northwest. Frannie does not like to travel and would have to be on a leash at all times to ensure that she doesn't get out in some strange place where she might be lost. She would be miserable -- and so would we. On the other hand, she is always happy to snuggle with anyone, even people she's never met before.

So, we would like to find a new home for Miss Frannie. We'd also like to have her move there as soon as possible, so that we will still be in the area in case any problems should arise.

I have lived with:
cats
Date Added: 11/12/2016
Species:
Cat
Breed:
Domestic Shorthair
Gender:
Female
Age:
11
Weight (in pounds):
9
Your Name:
Mike Wright
Phone:
828-575-8110
,

Loretta Lynn is a 2.5 year old German Shorthair, Blue Tick mix. She is an amazingly athletic dog and is the perfect mountain biking or running partner. She follows commands well while off-leash mountain biking, running, or hiking, but can get mischievous off leash when not performing a "job". She is extremely high energy and does not thrive without consistent exercise. You won't find a sweeter disposition in a dog. She is a cuddle bug and is happiest when snuggled up to her human. Loretta gets along with all humans and other dogs. She is completely unaware of her size and is best suited for a home with older children. She would make a wonderful companion for an active individual or family. She is kennel trained and does best in her kennel for longer periods of time alone. She is an escape artist and will climb a 4ft chain link fence to go visit neighbors if under-exercised. Despite being part hound, she does not bark incessantly, but will alert if she sees activity outside. She responds well to being left with the boarders. She is on flea, tick, and heart worm prevention and is up--to-date on her vaccinations.

I have lived with:
dogs
Date Added: 10/27/2016
Species:
Dog
Breed:
German Shorthair Pointer / Blue Tick Hound Mix
Gender:
Female
Age:
2
Weight (in pounds):
60-69
Your Name:
Brandon Lowery
Phone:
8282309643

This is Tom. He's looking for his forever home. He's FIV+ but otherwise in good health. He loves to cuddle/be held. He loves humans but doesn't play well with other fur babies. He needs to be an only fur baby and an inside kitty. He's been neutered and up to date on shots. He is litter trained. Please call 864-617-4076 or 864-617-6291. Leave a message if no one answers and we will call you back. Thanks :)

I have lived with:
cats
Date Added: 10/27/2016
Species:
Cat
Breed:
Tabby
Gender:
Male
Age:
3
Weight (in pounds):
5
Your Name:
Susan Chastain
Phone:
864-617-4076 or 864-617-6291

PLEASE Adopt this amazing cat! I don't want to have to surrender her. Lucy is one of the smartest cats I've owned and therefore has a lot of personality. She even goes on hikes with us! I got her when she was a kitten. She had tons of energy and would bound around the house. As she grew, so did her personality. She did quirky things, like take naps in the bathroom sink and hide when she would hear me coming, only to bound out at me when I entered the room. She used to follow me around the house. She was my little companion. Not your typical lap cat, but that is what I loved about her. You would feel really special when she did decide to cozy up. But you can't pet her for too long, or she may turn and snap. All of these things were fine, until I had kids. At one point, when her claw got stuck in my child's earlobe, we decided she needed to be an outdoor cat. But unfortunately, she wants inside so bad. So she claws at the windows and hurls herself against the doors. We tried letting her in just at night, but my husband didn't want her in the bed with us and so she just continued her shenanigans to try to get in the room with us. The result was she would wake us up and sometimes our kids. Adding on to the sleep deprivation already experienced by having kids, is just unacceptable to us at this point in our lives. Before having kids, it was never a problem. I don't remember being woken up by her and if I was, I was able to go back to sleep. Unlike if she wakes up a 2 year old! Then everyone is up. She really is a great cat and I was extremely fond of her. But now, my kids and my sleep are the most important things and Lucy is, sadly, a bit unloved. I'm really hoping someone can take her and give her a better life. She wants to be indoor/outdoor and is not satisfied with just one or the other. She is a pretty good mouser. We've never had any other pets, so she is territorial and doesn't like other animals. But this is probably something she could get used to. Since she has been committed to the outdoors, we have to keep her food out there and it is attracting other neighborhood animals.

I have lived with:
cats
Date Added: 10/17/2016
Species:
Cat
Breed:
Tabby
Gender:
Female
Age:
6
Your Name:
Mariah Hughes
Phone:
8287764263
,

Ela is spayed and does not have front claws. She is a rescue cat from Warren County, North Carolina. She has lived with us for over 13 years. While extremely sweet and friendly, she has started urinating on our furniture and our dog's bed. We have tried all the recommended "tricks" to no avail. She is current on all vaccines.

I have lived with:
cats, dogs
Date Added: 09/05/2016
Species:
Cat
Breed:
Mix, unknown
Gender:
Female
Age:
14
Weight (in pounds):
10-19
Your Name:
Kelly Yeiser
Phone:
828.713.9733

Skippy is a wonderful Dog who has seen some hard times in his young life.
He was found in a snow storm tied up, abandoned and starving.
He was brought to animal control and was there for a few weeks.
It was the night before Skippy was scheduled for euthanasia, I felt defeated, I e mailed my last plea for help.
which was Skippy's golden ticket! A nice Lady
named Erin helped co-foster Mom Karin and I get Skippy out just in the nick of time!
Skippy is hanging out at my house and he is madly in love with my 3 dogs and they really like him!
He is very interested in the Karma Kitty who is hanging out in her own room, I'm just not sure yet about them meeting up close.
The perfect companion for Skippy would be someone who loves cuddle time, going on great adventures- Skippy loves riding in the car, will feed him healthy and yummy food and will continue his training so he is comfortable on a leash when he sees other dogs on leashes.
Most of all Skippy is looking for a safe and loving home where he will be treated like the Prince that he is! Visit Skippy's page on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Superstar-Skippy-is-still-looking-for-his-speci...

I have lived with:
dogs
Date Added: 04/20/2016
Species:
Dog
Breed:
American Staffordshire/Boxer mix
Gender:
Male
Age:
2
Weight (in pounds):
40-49
Your Name:
Amy Jackson
Phone:
8287821669

Life can take surprising and difficult turns for all of us. Loss of a job, having to move, allergies, divorce, and even death sometimes result in a wonderful pet needing a new home. For those families or individuals with no other options than to re-home a pet, we are here to help by offering this courtesy listing of animals seeking new families. This is a great option for those who can keep their pet until they find a new home for them. To learn more about re-homing a pet please click here

The pets featured below are not Asheville Humane Society animals and require direct communication with their existing owner. This listing is a courtesy for those seeking to re-home and animal lovers looking to find a new pet. All animals have been spayed/neutered and are current with their Rabies vaccination.