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.


Sunday, July 26, 2020
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take our most energetic shelter dogs on hikes as part of our enrichment programming.  There are no prerequisites and participants are not required to be current volunteers.  If you love hiking in the great outdoors with dogs who are excited to be out of the shelter for a while, this is the activity for you!

For more information about Hiking Hounds (including physical requirements and guidelines) or to request an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

Upcoming hike dates: 

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

9am start for seasoned hikers, 8:30am for new hikers.

We will ask that no one sign up for our hikes if they are at risk (of COVID-19) or have compromised immune systems. If you sign up and begin to feel ill, we ask that you cancel immediately. 

*Space is limited.  Confirmed reservations are required for each hike.  

Friday, July 31, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Please consider becoming a Thrift Store Cashier, Clothing, or Intake volunteer!  You do not have to be a current volunteer or attend any classes prior to helping with these jobs.  We are seeking friendly, helpful people who would love to help us raise money for the animals.  100% of our thrift store proceeds benefit animals in need and YOU can make a real difference in the life of homeless animals. 

These positions are vital to our thrift store and we could not do it without our volunteers!!!  Intake volunteers help process new donations and thank donors who are generously bringing their items to our thrift store.  Cashiers help process sales, bag items, and ensure a positive experience for each customer.  Clothing volunteers help steam and sort incoming clothing donations and make the boutique area of our shop look beautiful.  Intake shifts are either 10am-1:30pm or 1:30pm-5pm, cashier shifts are either 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm, and clothing/boutique shifts are flexible in two hour time slots between 10am and 4pm.  

We do ask for a commitment of at least one shift per week if you would like to become a cashier or intake volunteer

If you would like to volunteer with our thrift store, please email volunteer[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org.  We would love to have your help!  If you are not a current volunteer, please let us know in your email.