Buncombe County Animal Shelter

Find Buncombe County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Compassion Network 803 Fairview Street Asheville NC 28803 828-274-3647


Animal Haven of Asheville 65 Lower Grassy Branch Road Asheville NC 28805 828-299-1635

Asheville Humane Society 14 Forever Friend Lane Asheville NC 28806 828-761-2001

Buncombe County Animal Shelter 72 Lees Creek Road Asheville NC 28806 828-253-6807

Carolina Animal Action PO Box 19242 Asheville NC 28815 828-298-4647

Find-A-Pet Society PO Box 2532 Asheville NC 28802 828-254-9155

Friends of A Feather and Tiny Tiel Aviaries PO Box 889 Asheville NC 28802 828-254-0218

Full Moon Farm., Inc. PO Box 1548 Black Mountain NC 28711

Furever Friends Animal Rescue Network and Sanctuary PO Box 412 Candler NC 28715 828-670-6723

Hominy Valley German Shepherd Rescue 73 Brown Lynch Road Candler NC 28715

Horse About, Inc. 64 Velvet Ridge Lane Asheville NC 28806 828-552-0076

North Carolina Animal Resource & Education Services 741 Old Marshall Highway Asheville NC 28804 828-669-0537

North Carolina SPCA PO Box 446 Black Mountain NC 28711 828-669-2296

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.