We believe that every animal deserves a life worth living. From one-on-one adoption counseling to behavior classes, education to ongoing care, we’re here for people and pets far beyond love at first sight.

We're hiring!

Join an incredible team dedicated to creating a more humane world. Getting your daily dose of cute animals? That’s just the kibble on top.

Meet Peridot, our featured pet!

Peridot (aka Dottie) is an affectionate and mellow, senior, dilute tortie. Her favorite things are mealtime and lap-time. She has a very unique little voice which is more of a squawk than a meow! She currently lives happily with two large dogs who are gentle and deferential with her (though she needed a little time to feel comfortable around them). She really isn’t picky about anything; from food to litter, she takes it all in stride. Dottie has been diagnosed with diabetes, and it is well managed with a prescription diet and daily insulin injections. She is very cooperative for her injections and doesn’t make a fuss! She’s such a joy to have around.

See more of our furry (and not so furry) friends.

Our Adoption Center is full of deserving pets waiting for a loving home.

Empathy for pets – and people.

We take a holistic approach to taking care of our animals and the people who love them. 

Expanding our local impact.

As the only open-admission shelter in Buncombe County, we never turn away an animal in need. We face challenges head-on to care for every animal in our community.

Just a few amazing stats from 2021:
Local pets saved or supported
Reunited pets

It's easy to up your pet game.

There are so many ways to get involved with Asheville Humane Society. From spending quality time with pets to getting your thrift on, there's a fit for everyone.


Whether you want to cuddle some cuties or you're a cleaning machine, your unique talents are vital to our mission.


We provide all the supplies so you can focus on giving TLC to an animal who needs a little extra attention.

Thrift Store

Not all thrift stores are created equal. 100% of our proceeds help run and expand our programs.


Become part of a community full of animal-lovers just like you.

Support Us

Your financial support makes a life-changing impact.

More ways to get involved

Interested in corporate sponsorships, or want to discuss personalized ways to help pets and people?

Help our pets jump with joy

Keeping pets in our care safe, happy, and healthy – that's our goal. Your donations will feed more than pets, they'll feed your soul.

We're working towards a community where every pet is safe, loved, and thriving.

Our Adoption Center relies on private donations to operate. We make every dollar count and know your trust in us is as valuable as the money you give. It’s your generosity that makes these happy tails possible!

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