COVID-19: Review all up-to-date changes for each department HERE. Phase 2 begins May 30.

Our Adoption Center is temporarily closed, but now scheduling adoptions-by-appointment. Click the link above for details.

 

UPDATE: Phase 2 reopening, starting May 30

Asheville Humane Society will implement Phase 2 of reopening plans starting May 30, loosening restrictions in alignment with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order issued by Buncombe County and the State of North Carolina. These phases are based on the best information available, but could be altered as new information emerges.

 

*Please note that masks are mandatory for all visitors to our Animal Care Campus, as required by Buncombe County and the City of Asheville.*

 

Current/Temporary Adoptions Procedure:  

Asheville Humane Society is conducting meet-and-greets with adoptable pets and potential adopters by appointment only. We will be scheduling appointments Tuesday - Saturday.

Please make an appointment to visit one of our available animals by calling (828) 761-2001 x300 and leaving a voicemail, or emailing customerservice[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org. Please leave a message and a staff member will return your call. We try to return calls within one business day, but there may be delays depending on the volume of calls we receive. 

Please Note:

  • Masks are required for the safety of our adopters and staff.
  • We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.
  • Each appointment will be one hour, and allow visitation with one animal. *If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, your visit will need to be rescheduled. Appointments are scheduled back-to-back with very little buffer time, so arriving promptly at your appointment time is important for everyone.
  • Some of our animals are still in foster care. If you are interested in an animal currently in a foster home, please understand that it may take longer to coordinate an appointment. Foster families who have invested in their care also have first choice if they decide to adopt their foster pet.

Adoption appointments will still be made on a first come, first served basis. We will also continue to follow our practice of Open Adoptions, meaning each potential adopter will meet one-on-one with a trained Adoption Counselor to ensure the match is a good fit for both the animal and their new family.

Thank you for your patience and ongoing support during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to helping you find your new best friend!

If you would like to view our adoptable pets, click the links below:

 

 


Welcome to our Nancy Hiscoe Clark Adoption and Education Center, the culmination of 35 years of hard work by compassionate animal lovers and the generous philanthropy of private citizens!

If you would like to view our adoptable pets, click the links below:

View Available Dogs

View Available Cats

View Available Small Pets

View Available Barnyard Pets

All animals in our Adoption Center come from the Buncombe County Animal Shelter located next door. Each day we transfer in as many as possible to re-home.

In addition to puppies, kittens, dogs and cats, we also offer various small mammals as pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, and ferrets.

While awaiting their new homes, animals in our Adoption Center are housed in state-of-the-art condos with plenty of enrichment items including toys, comfy blankets and beds.

Our Adoption Center is a warm, welcoming environment that offers get acquainted rooms and exercise yards so you can visit with the animals that capture your heart.

Our professional Adoption Counselors provide one-on-one counseling so you can select a pet that meets your expectations and lifestyle.

We have two goals at our Adoption and Education Center: to save lives and match you with the love of your life.

We look forward to meeting you and connecting you with an animal who is waiting for you!

Thank you for helping us save lives of homeless animals. Together, as a community of animal lovers, we can eliminate animal homelessness.