About Us

Adopting A Friend


Our adoption system is rather simple. We want to help you find the perfect pet.

Adoption fees

  • Click here to Browse our Cats and Dogs.
  • Dogs and Puppies 7 months of age are $85 for one $150 for two. 
  • Puppies 6 months of age and younger are $150 for one or $250 for two.
  • Felines 4 months and up are $85 for one or $100 for two.
  • Kittens under 4 months are $150 for one or $250 for two.
  • Purebreed dogs/cats are $150 for one or $275 for two.
  • If the cat/dog has not already been spay/neutered there is a $100 spay/neuter deposit required at the time of adoption. Deposit is fully refunded once the animal has been altered.
  • Some cats and dogs may have special pricing because of age.
  • You can also Sponsor a dog or cat. Click the sponsor link next to the animal.

Who We Are

Our Mission

Our goal is to help our community respond humanely to the needs of animals. The Society provides a shelter for cats and dogs that are lost, abandoned or unwanted, sponsors rabies clinics, offers access to low-cost spay/neuter services, and partners with the local prison in the New Leash On Life obedience training program.

 Our website is networked with adoption programs across the country, and we have had folks come from as far away as Alabama, Michigan, California, and Canada to adopt from the Avery Shelter. Every year we adopt more animals than the year before.

Avery County Humane Society is a "Limited Admission" shelter which means we do not have an open door policy. Intakes for animals are done by appointment when space is available. The only shelter in Avery County, our facility is at capacity 100% of the time. When all the shelter cages are full we have no choice but to turn away the next animal regardless of the circumstances. We will not euthanize a healthy, adoptable animal for lack of space. There are no "time limits" on how long we keep an adoptable animal.

Come Visit Us

Our Hours

Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Sunday Noon to 4 P.M.

279 New Vale Road, Newland NC 28657



Contact Avery County Humane Society


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