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Important Update - Events Postponed

After much deliberation among our Board and Staff, and in keeping with the recommendations of the Department of Health, CDC, and the World Health Organization, it is with heavy hearts that we must announce the indefinite postponement of our annual Dine To Be Kind and Drink To Be Kind events. While we are saddened to postpone these events, we believe it is in the best interest of the community from which we have received so much support.

As many of you know, Dine To Be Kind is our largest fundraiser of the year. This event is absolutely vital to the funding of our lifesaving programs, including Adoptions, Lost & Found, Foster, and Community Solutions. Throughout the weeks and months to come, there will still be animals and owners who need our help. There will be stray dogs, litters of kittens, those who need medical attention, and families who rely on our support. 

In lieu of attending our Dine & Drink To Be Kind events, please consider making a donation matching what you planned to spend dining out to help the animals.


Thank you to all of our sponsors and partner restaurants for their support!



Join us on Tuesday, March 31 for our 17th Annual Dine To Be Kind, a day of dining out to help local animals in need! Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to Asheville Humane Society! Mark your calendar to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner...or all three!

And join us on Thursday, April 2 for our 2nd Annual DRINK To Be Kind at participating breweries and bars!


Dine To Be Kind - Tuesday, March 31

Premier Locations - donating 25% of proceeds:


Baked Pie Co - Arden

Baked Pie Co - Woodfin


Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

The Blackbird Restaurant

Blue Sky Cafe

Bone & Broth

Carmel's Kitchen & Bar

Creperie & Cafe

District 42

Fork Lore

The Grey Eagle Taqueria

The Joint Next Door

The Local Joint

Native Kitchen & Social Pub



Sante Wine Bar and Tap Room

Urban Burrito


Participating Locations - donating 15% of proceeds:


12 Bones Smokehouse - River

12 Bones Smokehouse - South

828 Family Pizzeria - South

828 Family Pizzeria - North

The Admiral

Another Broken Egg Café

The Bier Garden

Biscuit Head - Biltmore

Biscuit Head - South

Biscuit Head - West

Blue Dream Curry House

Bojangles' Patton Avenue

Canarchy Collaboratory

Chai Pani

Charlotte St. Pub & Grill



Copper Crown

Corner Kitchen

Cucina 24

Culver's of Arden

Daphne at Twisted Laurel

En La Calle

Farm Burger - Downtown

Fig Bistro

Filo Pastries/Post 70

Glass Onion

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

The Hop West

Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen



Lobster Dogs Food Truck Asheville (at Weirbridge Village Apartments 3-7 pm)

The Malvern

Mellow Mushroom

Nine Mile - Montford

Nine Mile - South

Nine Mile - West

Nothing Bundt Cakes

The Open Door Boutique (Shop To Be Kind!)

Patton Avenue Pet Company

Storm Rhum Bar

Strada Italiano & Social Lounge

Sunny Point Cafe

Tupelo Honey Café - South Asheville

Twisted Laurel - Weaverville

Twisted Laurel - West

Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian


Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe - Biltmore

Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe - Weaverville


Drink To Be Kind - Thursday, April 2

Premier Locations - donating 25% of proceeds:


Banks Ave Bar

Daidala Ciders

Fork Lore

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar & Grill

The Odditorium

TreeRock Cider House & Mead Bar


Participating Locations - donating 15% of proceeds:


Avenue M

Bhramari Brewing

Blue Ghost Brewing Company

Bottle Riot

Eluvium Brewing Company

FRESH Wood Fired Pizza West Asheville

Ginger's Revenge

Highland Brewing Company

Jack of the Wood Pub

Laughing Seed Café


Urban Orchard Cider Company

Wxyz Lounge at Aloft




Volunteer Ambassadors Needed!

Dine To Be Kind wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous Volunteer Restaurant Ambassadors and we would love your help!

Volunteer Restaurant Ambassadors are the face of Asheville Humane Society. During each shift, volunteers help thank diners for their support and collect additional donations, resulting in thousands of dollars in additional funds raised for homeless animals!  We offer training to prepare ambassadors for their shifts and we encourage ambassadors to bring friends or family or go as a group for this fun volunteer opportunity!

If you would like to represent AHS during Dine (or Drink) to Be Kind, please email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org!  Please indicate any restaurant or shift (lunch is typically from about 11a-2pm and dinner is typically from 5:30-8pm) preferences in your email.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!


Best In Show - $5,000



Top Dog - $2,500




Doggone Purrfect - $1,000




Cat's Pajamas - $500