Stray Animals

Found a Stray?

Because we are not a stray-hold facility, Brother Wolf cannot accept stray animals directly into our rescue. This is because it is easier for an owner to locate his or her lost pet by going to one location (the county shelter) to try to find them.

We have a very close partnership with the Buncombe County Animal Shelter so that we can transfer stray animals (when appropriate and after their legal stray hold is up) into our care. If you have any questions about our stray policy, please email

If the animal was found in Buncombe County you may bring him or her to the Buncombe County Animal Shelter located at 16 Forever Friend Lane in Asheville during business hours of Monday – Saturday from 9AM – 6PM.

You may also hold onto the found pet in your home after filing a found report with the Buncombe County Animal Shelter.

After business hours, you can contact Asheville City (828) 252-1110 or Buncombe County Animal Services (828) 250-6670 depending on where you find the animal to learn what options they can provide outside of normal business hours.

Found a stray outside of Buncombe County? Click here!