Review all up-to-date changes for each department due to "Stay Home, Stay Safe" declaration HERE. 

Our Adoption Center is temporarily closed to the public. Click the link above for updates.


If you've arrived at the decision to re-home your pet, there are certain steps you can take without surrendering your pet to an animal shelter. 

When needing to re-home your pet, it is in their best interest for you to find their new home without them ever leaving your side. Doing this allows you to play a role in placing your pet with a new family, reduces stress of transition for your pet, and frees up resources for other pets in Buncombe County Animal Shelter's care.

With some additional resources, you may be able to keep your pet:

Find help for behavior problems such as chewing, housebreaking challenges, excessive energy, etc. Visit our Behavior and Training page for resources that may help you address these issues. 

Moving is stressful, even under the best circumstances. However, this does not mean you have to give up your pet. For tips on pet friendly housing and renting with a pet, visit our Pet Friendly Housing page

Free Re-Homing Service

  • Go to Adopt a Pet and click on the "Rehome A Pet" tab
  • In just a few minutes, you can create a profile for your pet
  • Upload pictures and videos of your pet!
  • Interested adopters will contact you directly to learn more about your pet and set up a “meet and greet”
  • Tons of pet information and resources are available as well!
  • If you have questions, check out the FAQs or email rehome[at]adoptapet[dot]com

If  you are in need of additional assistance, please call or email us at safetynet[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org or (828)-761-2008.