Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville

WHAT THEY DO: Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville is a foster-based animal rescue whose mission is simple, but very important: connecting people with pets in need. Although we do not have a physical animal shelter, we have saved thousands of animals’ lives since our inception in 2017. Just last year, we saved a record 969 cats and 508 dogs and are on track to save even more in 2022!

Since I began fostering with Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville, I have had the immense privilege of helping 34 dogs find second chances at a better life. As an avid animal lover, this has been hugely rewarding for me, and I find joy in seeing these pups live happily ever after, especially the two I fell in love with and couldn’t let go. It is such an honor to be a part of their stories and this organization.
—Elizabeth Nelson, dog fosterer