Here are some resources to help pet parents in our area and beyond.

Pet Help Desk

pet-help Brother Wolf’s expert animal behaviorist, Tristan Rehner, has curated a comprehensive list of online resources about the most common dog and cat behavior issues, assembled here in this convenient format for folks to use and share. Early intervention is the best way to prevent behaviors from getting out of control, and for helping keep pets, healthy, happy and in their homes and out of the local shelter system. 

 Click below to get started!

I need help with my DOG

I need help with my CAT

Spay/Neuter Assistance

free-spay The Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located off Leicester Highway in Asheville, NC. They offer very affordable spaying and neutering, along with testing and vaccinations when an animal is brought in for surgery. Low and no-cost options are often available. Please contact the Humane Alliance directly to learn more!Esterilización/Castración Gratis!

Community Cats

communitycats Are there stray cats in your neighborhood, and you could use some help? We’re here for you! Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s Community Cats Program helps local citizens vaccinate and “fix” outdoor cats so that they can no longer reproduce. Volunteers then maintain care and feeding so that the cats can live out their lives in their outdoor home and not end up in the local shelter system.What We Offer:– TNVR (Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return) Free rabies vaccine and spay/neuter surgery for free-roaming cats in Buncombe County. Cats are eartipped, vaccinated, and returned to their outdoor home.
– Traps for feral (untouchable) cats, assistance with the trapping efforts, and transport are available.
– Pet Food Pantry
– Neighbor Mediation and colony care counseling
– Winter Shelters and StrawClick here for step-by-step instructions on building a simple, inexpensive cat shelter!Call Eric Phelps at 828-808-0160 or email for more information.


Pet Food Assistance

petfoodassistance In an effort to keep pets in their homes, we operate a pet food pantry which offers free pet food to animals in need in our community so that no animal has to ever go hungry.We appreciate and accept donations of all brands of dog food and cat food to help keep our pantry stocked. For more information, call our shelter at 828-505-3440, extension 101, or drop by at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville.The pet food pantry serves residents every Wednesday and Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Pet-friendly housing

petfriendlyhousing Based on how many pets you have and your pet’s size or breed, it might take a little extra work to find new housing when you move – but it can be done! Search online for pet-friendly housing will give you lots of options. If you’re moving and know that you will not be going to pet-friendly housing (ie. living with allergic family/friends, deployment, assisted living) and will have to give up your animal, please realize that most No Kill shelters have a waiting list for animals to come in. Help us help you by giving us time to find a foster home or a spot in our Adoption Center.

Click here for pet friendly housing in the Asheville area!

Behavioral Support

behaviorissues Are you having trouble with a kitty missing the box or dog chewing the couch up? In the Asheville area, Pet Behavior Aid offers free Help Sessions to the public!They also offer high-quality, affordable Training Classes led by professional trainers.Go to for more information. You can also check out the wide range of free resources at our Pet Help Desk.If you adopted a dog or cat from Brother Wolf and are having behavioral challenges, please contact us at

Medical Care

medical 117,000 pets are euthanized or forfeited every week in the United States. Most Americans are unaware of this horrible statistic. Thousands of animals die because financial challenges prohibit pet caretakers from rendering emergency and necessary medical care for their animal companions. These decisions are painful and heartbreaking. Please contact us at Brother Wolf if you’re facing medical care challenges.Outside Buncombe County, try these resources for help: is a free crowdfunding site that allows individuals to raise money for personal needs – for everything from education to pet expenses.
Brown Dog Foundation – for for pet owners whose animal faces a treatable, but life-threatening condition.
Care Credit – for pet owners to apply for credit to pay vet bills.

Harley’s Hope Foundation
To ensure low income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise.

IMOMan all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity helps people cover vet bills when they just can’t do it themselves.

The Pet Fund-for pet owners who can’t afford vet care.
In addition to their own programs, they have a lot of resources on their site, including links to many area and/or group specific programs that may fit your needs.

Meals on Wheels

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation A privately run nonprofit

Pet Vet Clinic at Tractor Supply – low cost vaccination clinic

Shakespeare Animal Fund
– Focusing on seniors

Spay USA-low cost spay/neuter programs throughout the USUnited Animal Nations (Red Rover)-for rescues and owners

Veterinary Care Partnership Program-for IIADP assistance dogs

Breed Specific
Many breed rescues and groups have specials funds available for owners who need financial assistance.

Disease Specific
Another route is to look for groups that help with specific diseases.

Courtesy Posting

courtesy-post If you need to rehome your pet, we can help! Courtesy Posting on our website (and all adoption sites linked to it) is available for animals who are spayed/neutered and up to date on rabies vaccination.This service is helpful for caretakers who want to ensure their animal goes to the best home, who want to have a voice in the process of screening applicants, and who are willing to keep their pet in the home until a new home is found.Please email if you’d like to courtesy post your pet.

Stray Intake Procedures

StrayIntake-300x300 Reuniting a stray or lost animal with their family plays an important role in helping to create a No Kill community and we need your help! When pets wander off or stray away from home, it can be very stressful for both the animal and for their human family. By understanding what to do when an animal is found, and reacting quickly and appropriately, you can help make this a smooth reunification process! Please remember that just because an animal doesn’t have a collar or “looks” like he/she is not in the best of shape, doesn’t mean that there is not a loving guardian desperate to find their beloved companion. We are sometimes quick to judge based on an animals’ appearance and we never know the circumstances that led up to the animal becoming lost or stray. If this was your animal, wouldn’t you want the finder to do everything possible to get them home to you?By following the steps on our Stray Intake Procedure Page, you can help Brother Wolf reunite as many animals as possible with their families!

Report Cruelty/Neglect/Abandonment

cruelty-chained-dog If you suspect an animal is suffering from cruelty, neglect, abandonment, etc, please first contact your local animal control services. An authorized police officer or animal control officer should be dispatched to conduct a wellness visit.If you need additional support or believe the animal’s needs are not being met, Brother Wolf employs a Field Operations Manager whose purpose is to further investigate any reports of animal cruelty and to collaborate with other agencies if/when appropriate to create a resolution to the situation. Please complete the form at and our Field Operations manager will be in touch.


Assistance Animals

assistance-dog Service animals have been found to be very beneficial for some children and adults with special needs. Autism Speaks has put together a list of resources to help you learn more about service dogs and connect you with organizations that may be able to help you and your family find a service dog that is right for you.

Click here to learn more.



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