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    Adoption Process:

    Brother Wolf’s adoption process is designed to help make lasting matches between animals in our care and great new families. The process is simple, and easy! The majority of pets live in foster care, so if you see “please contact my foster at…” then you can reach out to the animal’s caretaker for more information.

    If the animal is at our Adoption Center in Asheville, we welcome you to drop by at your convenience to look around (we’re open 9am-7pm daily.) Applicants are asked to complete a simple form – available online and at the Center – which will help our counselors match you with a good pet or make sure the pet you’ve chosen will fit your desires and lifestyle. Once your counselor has approved you (by phone, email, or in person), the animal is usually ready to go home immediately; if the pet is a new arrival or underage and not yet spayed/neutered yet (or has another medical condition waiting for treatment), the adoption process can be completed and plans made for you to receive your new pet as soon as they’re ready. Fees are listed below.

    Apply today!

    Please use the links in the sidebar to fill out an an application and an adoption counselor will contact you to ensure the pet you’ve chosen will be a great fit with your home and lifestyle. Your adoption counselor will advise you on training, introductions to other pets and family members, and can answer any other questions you might have. Based on the needs of the particular animal, we reserve the right to require a home visit at the discretion of the adoption counselor.

    Individuals interested in adopting a puppy are strongly encouraged to download and read this FREE ebook. Even if you’ve raised puppies in the past, this is an invaluable resource to help make your new addition successful!


    All cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies will be spayed or neutered, tested for disease (dogs: heartworm; cats: FIV & Feline Leukemia), up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and have received dewormer and flea medication (if necessary). Small animals are microchipped and spayed or neutered. Adoption includes a free wellness visit with one of our participating veterinarians within 7-10 days, and a month of free pet health insurance

    1. $200 – Puppies (6 months & under)
    2. $135 – Adult Dogs (Over 6 months)
    3. $200 – Purebred & “Designer” Dogs*
    4. $100 – Kittens (6 months & under)
    5. $50 – Adult Cats (Over 6 months)
    6. $250 – Pigs
    7. $75 – Rabbits, Ferrets, Chinchillas
    8. $25 – Guinea Pigs
    9. $10 – Gerbils, Hamsters, and Rats

    We occasionally run specials on Adoption Fees – Follow us on Facebook for the latest specials.

    *A dog will be considered purebred when he or she arrives at BWAR with any papers confirming his purebred status. Papers might include proof of purchase from a breeder or registration with a kennel club such as the AKC.

    Why an adoption fee?

    At Brother Wolf, all animals receive a great deal of care so they are ready to come home with you! Your adoption fee helps cover a small portion of those costs. These are standard expenses Brother Wolf incurs:  


    • $40 Physical Exam
    • $20 Deworming
    • $20-$40 FVRCP vaccination
    • $10 Rabies
    • $35-$50 Spay/Neuter
    • $10/month Flea & Tick prevention
    • $10/month Litter
    • $10/month Food
    • $40 FeLV & FIV Blood Test
    • $10 Microchip

    • $20 Deworming
    • $20-$30 DA2PPV
    • $10 Bordetella
    • $10 Rabies
    • $65 Spay/Neuter
    • $15 Heartworm Check
    • $10/month Heartworm Prevention
    • $10/month Flea & Tick prevention
    • $20/month Food
    • $10 Microchip
    Adopters also receive 30 free days of pet insurance through Trupanion. Visit their site for more information!
    Trupanion medical insurance for your pet


    Visit Our Adoption Center • 31 Glendale Avenue • Asheville NC • 28803
    Send Donations To: P.O. Box 8195 • Asheville NC • 28814
    828-505-3440 • email:
    Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Corporation