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.


Saturday, June 27, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Please consider becoming a Thrift Store Cashier 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. 

We ask for a commitment of at least one shift per week for either of these volunteer positions.  Intake shifts are either 10am-1:30pm or 1:30pm-5pm and cashier shifts are either 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm.  These positions are vital to our thrift store!  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.  We could not do it without our volunteers!!!

If you would like to commit to a shift, 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.  

Sunday, June 28, 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: 

June 7

June 14

June 21

June 28

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.