About Brother Wolf


Our Mission

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue provides the resources and lifesaving programs to build No-Kill communities.


Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was founded in 2007 by a small group of volunteers and fosters led by Denise Bitz and Joelle Warren. At that time, the local county shelter was euthanizing most of the animals who walked through its doors. Brother Wolf was founded with the goal of creating a No-Kill community.

Through adoption and pet retention programs, two low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinics, lifesaving shelter transfer partnerships, extensive volunteer and foster networks, a trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program for community cats, and a northern shelter animal transport program, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue now impacts the lives of thousands of animals each year in Western NC.

Location & Hours

Adoption Center Address:

31 Glendale Avenue

Asheville NC, 28803


Mailing Address:

PO Box 8195

Asheville NC, 28814



Adoption Center Hours:

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11AM – 6PM

Wednesday: 11AM – 6PM

Thursday: 11AM – 6PM

Friday: 11AM – 7PM

Saturday: 11AM – 6PM

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 505-3440

Phone Extensions:

101: Adopt a Pet / Surrender an Animal / General Questions

103: Executive Director

104: Behavioral Counseling

105: Monetary Donation Information

106: Second Chances Thrift Store

107: Brother Wolf Re-Tail Store

108: Volunteer Engagement Manager

110: Human Resources

111: Director of Operations

114: Director of Sales and Marketing

117: Bookkeeper



Questions? We’d love to hear from you!

If you have any additional questions, comments, or ideas you would like to discuss, please email us at info@bwar.org.

Executive Director, Leah Craig Fieser

Leah Craig has a deep passion for saving the lives of animals in need. She began to pursue animal rescue professionally while in college, where she earned a B.A. in Communications as well as minors in Nonprofit Studies and Animal Science. Leah Craig has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2009. Throughout her career, Leah Craig has gained diverse experience in marketing, fundraising, leadership, and communications. She is glad to use these skills to support Brother Wolf’s lifesaving work. Read more about what called Leah Craig to this work and her role as Executive Director of Brother Wolf in the blog post below.

Read More About Leah Craig

Board of Directors