Special Pets For Special People

We are seeking someone special and it could be you!

Thanks to generous donors, compassionate foster parents, and dedicated staff, we’re able to save lives of special needs animals. These pets might require mobility assistance, extra medicines, or a home without children or other pets. They might be elderly, handicapped, or suffer from a chronic health condition. Some may simply be harder to re-home. Although these pets may take more time, attention, or care, we know they're worth it.


Sheldon's warm and friendly eyes urge you to get to know this playful pup. This 2-year-old Pitty mix is ready for his perfect match.

Sheldon loves car rides and is crate trained. He likes to chase after tennis balls and chew on rope toys. This smart boy knows how to sit and cheese is his favorite treat. 

Sheldon is an intelligent and active dog who is eager to please! He can jump fences, so he is best monitored in the yard. Children and cats are not the best roommates for this high-energy pup. However, he would consider selecting his own doggie friend.

If you are looking for a sweet and active adventurer, please consider visiting Sheldon. He’s an energetic dog with plenty of love to give!


If you’re willing to open your heart and home to one of our special needs pets, please contact our Adoption Services Director, Pam Burgess, at adoptions@ashevillehumane.org.


Phoenix was a victim of animal cruelty. He was adopted by a kind lady who doesn't mind that Phoenix is blind.