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


Help us save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat for animals in need. We provide all of the supplies, food and medical attention, so there is no cost to you as a foster parent... all you provide is love! 

When an animal needs some time to recover from a sickness or injury – or just needs to be socialized – we depend on our network of foster homes. Last year, our foster program made it possible to care for almost 1,400 animals! 

Ready to become a foster parent? Please follow the three steps below!


STEP 1: Click the links below to fill out an application!

I want to foster a dog!

I want to foster a cat!

I want to foster a small pet!

STEP 2: Review our Foster Daily webpage to view available foster animals! (You can also join our Foster Facebook Group for important updates and ongoing foster needs.)

STEP 3: Email foster[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org if you see an animal you are interested in fostering.

*Please note, you will receive a response within one business week. Our foster team of two is working hard to make matches with foster parents and compatible animals for their household!

BONUS STEP! You can help animals in foster care at ANY time, by ordering much-needed supplies from our Foster Wishlist!


*You must be at least 18 years old to become a foster parent. If you are under 18 years of age, please enter your parent's information on the foster form as the point of contact.

If you have signed up to become a foster parent, please check out the general orientation below:


Watch the video below on basic care for sick kittens:


Foster Program overview: