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Adoptable pets around Asheville

Find your forever best friend at a local shelter.

A brown, brindled, adoptable dog is the focal point of the photo, with its right ear pointed down and left ear pointed up. The dog has a white patch of fur around its nose going up between its eyes.

Justice is keeping an ear out for a companion.

Photo via Asheville Humane Society

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The cat’s out of the bag. Last week, Asheville Humane Society released its 2023 Impact Report, which reflects on its year of work both by the numbers and through the eyes of the people and animals it served.

In 2023, the organization provided 61,330 pounds of food, gave 7,437 animals supportive services, and facilitated 3,054 adoptions. The organization’s 780 volunteers spent 14,246 hours doing everything from kennel cleaning to animal enrichment — and that doesn’t include the hours spent with 468 fosters. The organization also launched the Mobile Medical Unit, which gave 244 surgeries.

That’s a pretty big year of pretty big numbers, but the Asheville Humane Society is only one of the area organizations dedicated to helping the local animal population. So just in case this report inspired you to be a part of the 2024 stats, we’ve done some digging on a few local animal shelters and some adoptable pets looking for purrfect parents to give them a second chance.

Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Ln.

  • Furry friends served: Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, small animals, horses + barnyard animals
  • Mars | Grey-striped domestic shorthair | 2-year-old male
  • Justice | Medium-sized mixed breed | 1-year-old male
  • George | Large mixed breed | 2-year-old male
  • Grover | Medium-sized mixed breed | 2-year-old male
  • Donate

ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, 50 Murphy Hill Rd., Weaverville

  • Furry friends served: Dogs
  • Bailee | Brown medium mixed breed | 4-year-old female
  • Donate

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave.

  • Furry friends served: Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies + small animals
  • Pickle | Brindle-coated hound | 4-year-old male
  • Sunshine | Orange domestic shorthair | 4-year-old female
  • Donate

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, 5526 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher

  • Furry friends served: Cats, kittens, dogs + puppies
  • Jake | Black + white medium mixed breed | 4-year-old male
  • Whisper | Siamese | 4-year-old female
  • Donate

House of Black Cat Magic, 841 Haywood Rd.

  • Furry friends served: Cats
  • Karen | Black shorthair | 6-year-old female
  • Audrey | British shorthair | 2-3 year-old female
  • Donate

Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville, 7 Old Pisgah Hwy., Ste. 200, Candler

  • Furry friends served: Cats, kittens, dogs + puppies
  • Gunter | Bulldog + Shih Tzu mix | 2-year-old male
  • Diya | Domestic longhair calico | 5-year-old female
  • Donate

Phoenix Landing Foundation, 31 Landing Pl., Alexander

  • Furry friends served: Parrots and other birds
  • Tebo | African Grey | 13-year-old male
  • Guava | Conure | 15-year-old male
  • Donate

Misfit Mountain, 922 Incinerator Rd., Clyde

  • Furry friends served: Dogs, cats, guinea pigs + more
  • Charlie | Medium brown mixed breed | 2-year-old male
  • Bo + Ben | Bonded guinea pig pair | Males
  • Donate

See a pawsome pet you want to welcome home? Reach out to the organizations directly to inquire about adoption requirements and procedures. Not ready to take the leap? Ask about joining their foster network or donate to your favorite organization.

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