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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.