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


We save and serve nearly 10,000 animals each year. We rely on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to save lives. There are several ways to contribute to our lifesaving efforts. 


Leadership Circle

If saving lives of homeless animals is a top priority for you, consider taking a lead in your own community by joining the Asheville Humane Society Leadership Circle - our major gifts program. Each Leadership Circle member makes a tax-deductible gift of $1,200 per year with a minimum one year commitment (payment can be made lump sum or by monthly payment of $100). Members are also routinely invited to special parties and cultivation events, receive educational and behind the scenes invitations, and share their pride of giving with other like-minded animal loving members. To join Leadership Circle email jevans[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.

Humane Hero Monthly Giving Program

Please become a Humane Hero by joining our monthly giving program! Monthly giving is an easy way to help Asheville Humane Society do even more to save lives and help animals all year long. Your contribution will be automatically charged to your credit card at the same time each month until you cancel. A minimum $10 monthly contribution is required for participation in this life-saving program. Donate now. (Don’t forget to select “monthly” under the frequency tab to ensure your recurring gift). The animals thank you for being their hero!

The Lily Grace Fund

The Lily Grace Fund, established in 2008, enables us to provide life-saving medical care to injured or sick dogs and cats who arrive at the shelter; these animals would otherwise face the possibility of euthanasia without the medical treatment necessary to rehabilitate them. Once rehabilitated, these special pets can be adopted into a loving, new home. Your gift gives them a second chance. Donate now

Tribute Gift

Make a gift in memory or in honor of a special person or pet who has made a difference in your life. Your gift will be acknowledged in our newsletter and a letter will be sent to your designee. Donate now.

Pet Sponsorships

Sponsor an animal in our Adoption Center! Your recipient will receive a lovely card showing their sponsored animal's photo, and you will receive a tax donation receipt with a copy of the certificate! Order a Pet Sponsorship

Commemorative Bricks and Tiles

Bricks and Tiles Pay Tribute And Pave The Way To Saving Lives...Now and Fur-Ever

Is someone's birthday around the corner? Stumped by what gift to give to honor an anniversary? No matter the occasion, it's always a great time to contribute something personal and permanent to our Adoption and Education Center -- by purchasing a full-color tile with a pet's picture, or an engraved brick with a pet's or honoree’s name. And when you do, your love for the animals and your help in ensuring a future for the least fortunate of them will be written on our walls and walks, and in our hearts, NOW AND FUR-EVER.

Tile Information

Tiles imprinted with a beloved pet’s  color photo and name are permanently installed on the interior walls of our Adoption and Education Center, and serve as an ever-lasting tribute to the love and bond between animals and owners in Buncombe County. Thousands of visitors each year see these furry faces decorating our walls. Full color tiles are available in 2 sizes, 4x4-inch for $250 and 8x8-inch for $500. These tiles will be installed throughout the building for display to the public. The tile can be inscribed with your pet's name (first and last if desired) only. For more information or to place your order, you can email office[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org or order online and our office will be in touch with you to gather details regarding your order. 

Brick Information

Bricks can be inscribed in honor of, or in memory of, an animal or animal lover, or with just a donor’s name, and pave the exterior path to the front doors of our Adoption and Education Center. Each 4”x8”x2¼” brick is engraved using state of the art laser technology, ensuring durability and resistance to the elements. Bricks can have up to two lines of wording and 15 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation). They are also available with a paw print logo. Engraving is limited to in memory / honor of (if desired), pet names, people names or business names. Bricks are $100 with an additional $10 for one paw print or $20 for two paw prints. For more information or to place your order, email office[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org or order online and our office will be in touch with you to gather details regarding your order.

Memorial Wall Plaques

Honor the memory of a loved one, both two-legged or four-legged, with a beautifully handcrafted plaque placed on our Memorial Wall. Local artisan, Jamie Belongia, carefully creates each plaque individually using beautiful metals, making each memorial its own work of art. A place of quiet reflection, the Asheville Humane Society Memorial Garden is the perfect place to honor those who have touched our hearts. For more information or to place your order, email office[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org or order online and our office will be in touch with you to gather details regarding your order. 

Matching Gift

If you work for a company with a matching charitable gift program, you can double your gift to the animals. Be sure to include your matching gift form when you mail your donation to our administrative office - we'll submit the form for you. Mail your donation along with the matching gift form to: 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.

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'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!

Appreciated Securities

Donate appreciated securities including stocks or mutual funds to help the animals. Contact jevans[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org to process your gift.

Legacy Society Planned Giving

As you work with your estate planner, please consider including Asheville Humane Society in your will. Our Legacy Society recognizes and honors those donors who have made special arrangements to ensure animals will continue benefiting from their generosity. To become a member of our Legacy Society, please email jevans[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org. A form outlining how to leave Asheville Humane Society in your will or living trust can be downloaded here.

Corporate Giving

No matter your type of business, there is an opportunity for you to partner with Asheville Humane Society. To learn more please visit our Corporate Giving page.