We make it as simple as possible to adopt an animal. First we suggest you read our How To Adopt section below before you view our Cats or Dogs pages. We are proud that our animals are all healthy, had their shots, been fixed, socialized and ready to join your family.
Adoptions and intakes will continue by appointment only. To view our available animals please go to www.averyhumane.org. 828-733-2333
Please only serious inquiries for adoption only. We have to protect our staff to continue to do the important work we do each day. Thank you and please stay safe.
We're sorry but until further notice we are not hosting community service hours.
Our adoption system is rather simple. We want to help you find the perfect pet.
We want to help you find the perfect pet for you, your family, your lifestyle and your circumstances. Come by our office so we can get to know you better!
The whole procedure is rather simple. Once you complete the adoption application and are approved we will do your adoption and you can take your pet home with you. We're open from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. for adoptions only. We will take the last adoption application no later than 3:30. Our shelter hours may vary on major holidays.
If you would like you can call and place a one time 24 hour hold on an animal. After that the animal will be put up for adoption again. One hold per family.
Remember, our adoption fee covers our costs for your pet to be spayed or neutered, to bring its shots up-to-date, and to be implanted with the 24hr PetWatch Micro-chip.
For the asking each adoption comes with a free collar, ID tag, veterinarian physical exam gift certificate, and some goodies from local pet food stores.
For "New Leash on Life" dogs you will receive the trainers journal and the dog is AKC Registered through the Canine Partners Program.
To print our adoption application to print and send in click here: Adoption Application
Take one of our animals home for a test drive.
If it doesn't work out bring it back without obligation.
Centrally located at 279 New Vale Road, Newland, N.C. 28657 (behind Ingles) Click for directions.
Has 21,128 square feet of space for people and animals
Features specific to the needs of an animal care facility
Includes multipurpose room for community use