Adoption Center open Tues. - Sat., 10am - 6pm (naptime 1 - 2pm) with no appointment needed!


Please consider making an immediate impact on animals in our community by donating items from our wish list!  Your donation will allow us to provide pet food to animals in need, enrich the lives of our shelter pets, and devote additional funding to Asheville Humane Society's life-saving programs. 

Donations can be dropped off at our Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane) or sent directly from our Amazon wish lists:

View Adoption Center Wish List

View Foster Program Wish List

View Medical Department Wish List

Thrift Store:

Donations to our Thrift Store are also gratefully accepted! Click here for more details! 

Operational Items:

  • Liquid laundry soap (we wash over 500 loads of laundry per week!)
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Blankets (no comforters please)
  • Crate mats
  • Plastic Shopping Bags (used or new)
  • Batteries (AA and AAA sizes)
  • Clay kitty litter (non-clumping)
  • White copier paper
  • Latex dishwashing gloves (M,L, XL)
  • Latex exam gloves (M,L)
  • Dish soap
  • 55 gallon trash bags
  • Liquid laundry detergent

Pet Food:

  • Science Diet cat, dog, kitten and puppy food
  • Canned dog food
  • Grain-free, chicken-free dog food
  • Canned cat or kitten food (no seafood/fish flavors; classic patè preferred)
  • Any brand of dry dog or cat food for our Pet Food Assistance Program

Animal Training and Enrichment Items:

  • Dog or cat treats of any kind
  • Hot dogs
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheddar cheese (large blocks are best)
  • Kong or puzzle/interactive toys
  • "Easy Cheese" canned cheese in any flavor
  • Freeze-dried salmon or liver treats for dogs
  • Rope toys
  • Cardboard tubes (empty paper towel rolls)
  • Cat toys that dangle
  • Cardboard scratching posts
  • Chewy dog training treats
  • Inexpensive loop leashes
  • Nylabone dog chews

School Groups and Youth Organizations

Gathering donations of food, toys and other needed items is a great activity for a school class, youth group or other organization. For more information email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.   

Car Donations

The animals need your car! If you own a vehicle and wish to donate it to a charity, please consider gifting your vehicle to help homeless animals!  We are able to sell a limited number of vehicles through the Asheville Humane Thrift Store each year and we love to receive vehicles in great working condition!  If you are interested in donating your vehicle to be sold at the shop, please email thrift[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org and include a photo of the vehicle (if possible), the year, make, model, and mileage. 100% of all thrift store sales benefit Asheville Humane Society!  If you're unable to email, please call the shop at (828)761-2002 or stop by at 800 Fairview Road, Suite EE (right next to Mr. K's Used Books).

If we exceed the number of cars we can sell through the Asheville Humane Thrift Store yearly, you can still donate your car!  We've partnered with Vehicles for Charity, a nonprofit helping other nonprofits liquidate donated vehicles. Vehicles for Charity can make your donation a snap for Asheville Humane Society. They make the arrangements to assess and tow the vehicle, and will give a significant percentage of the net value of the vehicle to Asheville Humane Society as a cash donation. To get started, it's as simple as visiting their website,, or calling them directly at 866.628.CARS (2277). Be sure to mention that your charity of choice for the donation is Asheville Humane Society!