ADOPTION INFO

When you adopt from Brother Wolf, you’re saving two lives: the life of the animal who goes home with you, and the life of the animal we’re able to rescue next. We take pride in matching our animal friends up with forever homes where both they and their humans will thrive. 

Pets adopted from us are spayed/neutered, tested for diseases, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and treated for parasites.

Adopters receive 30 free days of pet insurance through Trupanion, and a free post-adoption wellness visit with one of our many partner veterinarians.

 

We offer post-adoption behavior support, and we always welcome the animal back to our care if the adoption doesn’t work out for any reason. Adoption fees are not refundable and adopters are required to be at least 21 years of age.

ADOPTION PROCESS

Brother Wolf’s adoption process is designed to help make lasting matches between animals and great new families. The process is simple and easy!

If the animal is at our Adoption Center in Asheville, we welcome you to drop by at your convenience to look around (view our hours and address here). You must have an approved application on file to meet an animal who is residing in one of our loving foster homes.

Applications are available online and at our Adoption Center. You can fill one out after you’ve met an animal you’re interested in, or before you meet with one of our skilled adoption counselors. Our counselors will help you find an animal that will be a good match for your family, home, and lifestyle.

View our adoptable animals

Most of our animals are ready to go home as soon as your application has been approved by an 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 a valuable resource to help make your new addition successful!

ADOPTION FEES

All animals receive a great deal of care during their stay at Brother Wolf. Adoption fees help cover a small portion of the costs associated with the basic care we provide and any additional medical or behavioral support.

Pets adopted from us (except for some small animals and reptiles) are spayed/neutered, tested for diseases, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and treated for parasites. Cats & Kittens are always two for the price of one!

 

$300 – Puppies (6 months & under)

$100 – Adult Dogs (Over 6 months)

$75 – Kittens (6 months & under)

$40 – Adult Cats (Over 6 months)

Fee Waived  – Cats and Dogs over 8 years

$50 – Rabbits, Ferrets, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs

$10 – Gerbils, Hamsters, Rats, and Guinea Pigs

Canine Behavioral Adoptability Guidelines

At Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, we have a responsibility to make safe adoption placement decisions for the people and animals we share our community with. All of the dogs we care for are evaluated as individuals. We gather information about each dog from multiple sources (staff, foster placements, previous guardians, volunteers, etc.). While we evaluate each animal on a case-by-case basis, in general, Brother Wolf will not adopt out dogs who:

  • Have a damaging bite history towards children or adults.
  • Do not show warning signs before they attempt to bite.
  • Have severely injured or killed another dog.
  • Cannot be safely handled due to aggressive behaviors.
  • Show offensive aggression towards humans (actively decreasing the distance between themselves and the person they are aggressing towards).
  • Stalk children in a predatory manner.
  • Show uninterruptible aggression towards other dogs.
  • Show poor bite inhibition (degree to which dog moderates tooth contact in the case of a bite).

Bites that are determined to be fluke bites are not considered aggression. Fluke bites are bites by a dog that occur during uncommon circumstances that are not likely to be repeated (e.g. while in acute physical pain, while with puppies during lactation, while under sedation, etc.).