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Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville

9 Old Pisgah Highway , Candler, NC, 28715

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Pets in this Rescue/Shelter

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Barbi

Mixed Breed

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact Happy Tails Country Club at info@happytailscc.com or 828-628-8510 for more information or to adopt the pet. Barbi was found roaming along the highway in Greeneville, SC late at night, so we're not sure about her history. So far we've learned she is a spunky, happy, medium-sized, young mixed breed. Barbi is very eager to learn, and she's super food-motivated!  From what we can tell, she knows "sit," and she is likely house-trained (she has not had a mess inside while boarding with us). Barbi is very healthy and very, very friendly... Almost too much! She has a wonderful, bubbly personality. and she seems so incredibly happy to meet every human and dog in sight!  Barbi loves to play with toys and other dogs, although she is still learning the basics of dog etiquette. It doesn't seem like Barbi had a lot of structure in her past life, and she could definitely benefit from learning a few manners. Her new home will also need to meet her needs as a young, high-energy pup!  Barbi does not have a mean bone in her body; she just wants to play and play and play! Thank you so much for helping us find Barbi a home! If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@happytailscc.com or 828-628-8510. show less

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Bear

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact Noahilles13@gmail.com (preferred) or 828.489.2314 for more information or to adopt the pet. Hey there! So you're looking for a pup?!  Well my name is Bear, and I am looking for a new home. I am a 2-year-old Black mouth Cur (I think), about 65 pounds, spayed, chipped and up to date on all my vaccines. Even though I am not allowed to walk without a leash yet, I do mostly well on a leash when I know where I am. Sometimes things distract me and I get excited, or even scared when I’m not familiar with the trail…hm, maybe that’s why I always need a leash. Either way, I love my daily 1.5 mile walks, and running around my ½ acre backyard; this really helps get my energy out. I don’t want to be picky, but I know a similar situation would be a must-have for a potential new family. Speaking of family, I was adopted when I was 5 months by a family with 2 young boys. I loved the big guy since the car ride home, but it took me a little longer to warm up to everyone else. I think I was really just nervous and scared being so young, because now I usually warm up to most people pretty fast. I play well with the boys, even though I can get a little too excited and have a tendency to knock into them or what they’re working on. I also like other dogs, but similarly, can be on the rougher side. I think it would be important that my new home does not have smaller children or dogs, but I would love another big dog to play with! I should confess that sometimes my love can require a lot more in return. I actually have separation anxiety when the big guy is away, and I can be a bit protective. I usually settle down when he leaves, or when I meet new people, but it can be a little hard for me at first. Really, I just need a lot of love and attention, with a bit of rough housing. Oh right, speaking of housing…I am quite proud of how well I learned to live in a house! Although I can make a mess tearing up my toys, I do not chew shoes or couches, and I always do my business outside! I also learned some basic commands (and a few not so basic) after we found the right training program for me. To be honest though, I may have forgotten a few. You see, I live in a more free roaming house, and the folks here are not really able to keep up with my training. I know in my heart that someone with good training experience, especially with ‘spirited’ pups like me, would be the best match.   Also, there is just a little bit of medical/dietary info you should know; a little while ago I started taking some joint health supplements after I was having some troubles walking. A surgeon had said that I don’t need surgery, but instead if I take these supplements for the rest of my life, I should be fine…so far so good! I also really like raw meats added to my kibble, especially ground turkey or salmon (I think the salmon really helps my joints, too!). I know this and the supplements are little more than most people are used to, but I would love it if you could afford me this…I really don’t require much more than that, not even treats all the time! Just one at bedtime! Well, I really hope you are considering bringing me into your family. Even though I love my current family, I think we are just at different stages in our lives that can make things difficult. Just to recap, I know it would be best if you could devote a decent amount of time and love to me, and use your training experience to keep me busy and on track. I look forward to seeing you in your big yard, and where we will always be walking! Please contact the big guy when you're ready to meet me, or have any questions. Noah Illes, aka ‘the big guy’ Noahilles13@gmail.com (preferred) 828.489.2314 show less

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Cantaloupe

Siamese

Hello!  If you are looking for a mature, well-behaved kitty, I am your man.  My name is Cantaloupe, but my foster mommy calls me her big... show more

Hello!  If you are looking for a mature, well-behaved kitty, I am your man.  My name is Cantaloupe, but my foster mommy calls me her big boy. You see I weigh around 11 pounds.  I love to be petted and loved on.  I give the best nose kisses and face rubs ever!!!  I sometimes leave a little bit of a mess around my litter box, but that is just because I really like to cover my messes. So, a high-sided box would be a good idea.  I love the kitty treats and wet food, but I prefer the dry food.  My meow is loud and so is my purr.  I have been introduced to small dogs; they are ok as long as they don’t eat my food. Toys are a must for me as I live to play still; even though I am around 3 years old, I am still a kitten at heart.  I love to give head butts and get lots of head rubs.  Cantaloupe is a grade 3/4 of 6 heart murmur (depending on which vet was listening to his heart) so this is something to consider and study prior to choosing to adopt him.  He had no problem with his recent neuter surgery thankfully, but any vet performing surgery would need to be aware of this condition.  Currently, he needs no medications but a vet might recommend an EKG and medication as he ages.     All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines, FELV/FIV tested negative (unless otherwise listed), dewormed and started on monthly flea preventative.    show less

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Fluffy

Domestic Medium Hair

Look at this majestic white floof!  She is silky soft.  Fluffy was so frightened at first, but given slow and loving care, she made nice... show more

Look at this majestic white floof!  She is silky soft.  Fluffy was so frightened at first, but given slow and loving care, she made nice progress.  At this point, she actually demands pets but is still so nervous about it that she must move away and take a little break and then return for more.  New places will scare her though and definitely new people.  She has come so far, but she needs the perfect adopter.  A quiet home and patience will be key to gaining her trust and letting her love you.  Once she does, she approaches for pets and meals and talks to you.  She will need to be started in a room where there are not hiding places (a bathroom would be great or an empty bedroom, with no bed or dresser to hide beneath).  In that space, you sit and talk and earn her trust before you open up the rest of your home.  I went through this with her, and it was so rewarding to see the progress she made.  If I didn't already have a full house, she would be staying!  She has been fine with other friendly cats after an introductory hissy period (no aggression).  I do not know how she would be around dogs but would suspect calm dogs would be fine.  Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet with Fluffy.  Her matching sister, Puffy, was similarly shy and was adopted months and months ago.  Fluffy has been waiting since last January.  She absolutely does not want to be picked up and would do best in a very patient home with no young children or people who feel it is important to be able to pick her up.   Fluffy is current on vaccines, spayed, has been microchipped, FELV/FIV tested negative, been given dewormer and monthly flea preventatitve.   show less

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Joey

Mixed Breed

SUPER SPECIAL DOG ALERT!!! Meet Joey.  He is about 2 years old and is as cute as can be.  He is a shortie and loves to snuggle.  Joey we... show more

SUPER SPECIAL DOG ALERT!!! Meet Joey.  He is about 2 years old and is as cute as can be.  He is a shortie and loves to snuggle.  Joey weighs about 27 pounds and won't be getting bigger.  He came to Mountain Pet Rescue on 12/30/22 from Greenville, SC.  He showed up there a week prior as a stray and it was found that he had a broken leg.  His leg was already healing a bit, but our vet put him in a splint to encourage good healing. Joey seems to be house trained and has been great with the dogs in his foster home and the 6 year old human.  He is sweet with every person he has met and is relatively chill when he is with his people.  He loves toys, especially stuffies, and really enjoys treats.  Joey is pretty much perfect with one major exception:  he has pretty severe separation anxiety. Joey will need someone that is home most of the time and able to put him in an airline crate for the few hours here and there that they are not home.  We are working with our vet to figure out a good balance of medication to ease his anxiety, but many of those take time to see the results. Also, with his leg, he will need to have minimal movement for about 4 more weeks (from 1/24/23). We would like to find a local person interested in Joey that could do a foster to adopt situation.  He will need a few more rechecks with our vet about his leg and we want to see if we can figure out a good medication regimen for him.  Because of his separation anxiety, he will need to go to a home (not an apartment) and the home needs to not have stairs that he would need to go up and down. We do think his separation anxiety will lessen with time, but it will take a while for him to adjust to a new environment and learn that he is safe and comfortable. He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, and on monthly flea/heartworm prevention. His adoption fee is $275 and you can apply to foster to adopt him at mpravl.org by filling out an adoption application.   show less

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Kylo

Anatolian Shepherd

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact the owner at shaestorm16@hotmail or 828-280-6844 for more information or to adopt the pet. Kylo is a male Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix… a best educated guess, according to his vet. He will be 3 years old in November. We adopted him one month before the start of the Pandemic, so Kylo spent his first two years in our yard, with very little social interaction. He was very happy at our home which was surrounded by several fenced acres. This year we lost our home.  Kylo is extremely intelligent, affectionate, gentle, playful and sweet. He loves to play keep away with socks and tissues… and he loves to sleep next to me. He is an exceptionally gorgeous creature. He gets lots of attention and compliments from other humans wherever we go because he is really very handsome. He gets along with most humans, my two cats and other dogs that come to visit, given enough time for him to adjust to the new energy.  He is an amazing protector! He is often on high alert and is a barker, especially when he is outside and senses something unusual. His bark is deep and loud. He really loves to bark.  Because we do not have a home with a fenced-in yard anymore, Kylo has to be walked on leash. He is controlled until distracted by other dogs, animals or even cars driving by. Then he barks and growls and lunges…. Kylo weighs nearly 100 lbs and is hard to control when he gets worked up, which inevitably happens when we walk on the street on leash.  Kylo needs a person he can give his heart and unfaltering loyalty to. He also needs a fenced-in yard so he can run & play… with no neighbors close by because the barking could be an issue. Kylo is neutered, current on all vaccines, takes medicine to prevent fleas, ticks and heartworm, and has been under veterinary care at North Asheville Animal Hospital since we adopted him at 12 weeks old.  He has had 8 weeks of formal puppy training in a group session, as well as a second series of general “manners” training. He is very motivated by treats and will sit, lie down, come and sometimes stay. He will gently take treats from my mouth & loves to be brushed if treats are involved. He loves to ride in the car, but will bark at other dogs he sees on the street.  He does not like the dog park; he greets the humans and hides from all the other dogs.  Given the appropriate environment for us to live, I would NEVER be seeking to re-home my beautiful boy. He is a very special, very loved dog, and he deserves a really happy life. Contact me today at shaestorm16@hotmail or 828-280-6844 to learn more about sweet Kylo! show less

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Loki

Labrador Retriever

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact 828-200-0470 or 828-230-2817 for more information or to adopt the pet. Loki is a super-cute, energetic, sweet-natured 5-month-old puppy!  He seems to be a mix of Chocolate Lab and Australian Shepard.  He's recently neutered and up-to-date with all of his vaccinations.  Loki loves his people!  He needs a home that can give him the attention and playtime that this sweet pup wants and deserves. We are still working on house-training with him, but he is an angel in his crate and sleeps all night long without a peep.   He's learning to play fetch and sit on command.  He rides great in a car and has done really well off leash in safe areas with minimal distractions.  He seems super-interested in playing with other dogs and ultimately just wants to play and be around his humans.  Loki will grow into an awesome dog and companion with proper training and attention.  Loki, the mischievous pup, does have some things he needs to learn.  Of course -he's a puppy!  He's not fully house-trained and will occasionally have a peeing accident.  He does well on a leash, but has his moments of playing tug with it.  (What puppy doesn't!)  He's also teething which makes any puppy want to chew a lot.  He loves chewing on sticks, toys and, yes, sometimes his humans.  He is also some type of herding breed and has a tendency to be nippy, which has been our biggest challenge as foster parents.  He will need some attention and work in this area, but I do believe with the right knowledge and approach Loki will learn proper behavior. Loki is super-intelligent and highly trainable, but because of his high energy and intelligent nature, Loki needs the right type of owner.  Ideally someone who has the time to invest in him, someone with an active lifestyle and someone who has land or a big fenced in yard.  Another dog would be great to show him the ropes and to play with.  Ultimately, the right owner will have patience, time and diligence in training Loki to become his very best. Contact 828-200-0470 or 828-230-2817 today to learn more about cute Loki! show less

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Magic

Mixed Breed

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact the owner at mtngoatscapes@gmail.com or 828-777-6698 for more information or to adopt the pet. ** Please read the entire post if you are interested in Magic.  He is an incredible dog, but it is vital to him that he has a solid fenced yard and leashed walks I’ve made the difficult decision to try and find the perfect forever home for Magic dog. I rescued him a year ago from a rural hwy in a snowstorm. He was underweight, dirty and needed help. We got him neutered, vaccinatted and put weight on him. He has flourished with being loved and part of a family the past year. We had every intention of keeping him forever, but with our current life situation I realize now I cannot provide the ideal home for his specific needs.  He deserves to find the family that can. My daughter adores him too, so this is very hard,  but it would be selfish to keep him just because we love him so much. I’m putting out feelers for the right forever home. Magic is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. He loves every human and especially children. He is extremely submissive with other dogs and gentle.  Magic would do best in a home without small animals. I mention this because he likes to chase them. An outdoor/barn  cat would likely be fine. He wants to be with his human(s) as much as possible and would do best in a home where his people work from home or can regularly take him to work etc.  He would be an amazing shop dog! The challenges he faces are separation anxiety and liking to run. Both are manageable with the right space and  family.  We have found he does really well crated when we need to leave for short periods of time. He feels safe in his crate and does not fuss, but I don’t want him to have to be crated for 5+ hr days. He travels really well and is safe to go just about anywhere.   Magic loves : Snuggles, car rides,  visiting the elementary school,  ice cream and coffee shops,  laying at your feet downtown while you have dinner on the patio, going on camping adventures etc. He is very versatile and chill. If you want a therapy dog, he could easily become certified as one for children or elderly due to his gentleness and absolutely loving temperament . He will only be going to a home better than he already has here, so I will be extremely selective.  Adoption fee to ensure good home or a donation to a local dog rescue. Must haves for Magic: * Work from home or have the ability to frequently take him to work with you. * A nice fenced yard with tall fence. * Time to take him on leashed walks daily. He will adore you, but he also tends to be a runner so a leash is key. Please inquire at mtngoatscapes@gmail.com or 828-777-6698 if you think you check all the boxes for amazing Magic’s dream home. show less

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Nala

Domestic Shorthair

Hi! My name is Nala! If you’re a fan of the Lion King, you’ll quickly notice I’m strong and independent, just like the character I was n... show more

Hi! My name is Nala! If you’re a fan of the Lion King, you’ll quickly notice I’m strong and independent, just like the character I was named after! I may only have 3 legs, but that doesn’t stop me from jumping high and hiding low. I’m inquisitive and love making friends with my new foster humans! My favorite thing to do is walk circles around them while I rub my scent over every last inch of their body. I’m telling them they’re mine! I love to make biscuits and get pets. Just don’t touch my tummy or my missing leg… cause that’s weird! I’m a little nervous around other kitties. The home I came from had kitties, and I wanted to be friends with them, but they didn’t want to be with me. They were rather mean… I guess I was just too cool for them! But that’s ok! I hope to learn to trust other pets with time, but it might take some extra-unique, caring and patient friends to help me overcome my fear. I like playing with fuzzy, dangly toys and lasers! I think I’m pretty fast and sneaky, all things considered. If you’re looking for a new friend with lots of love to give, pick me! You won’t be disappointed! Note from Foster: Nala is such a love bug. She takes a few days to warm up, as moving homes can be very stress-inducing. But once she knows she’s safe, she wants to be loved! Nala’s weird cat quirk is that she can get overstimulated. It sounds scary, but not really! She will nip if you pet her for too long in the same spot. It’s her way of saying please stop. It’s too much! Conversely, if you don’t give her enough attention, she will gently nip to say LOVE ME! Nothing an adult can’t handle, but kids, especially younger ones, may get scared of the mixed signals. As mentioned above, she was bullied by kitties for the majority of her formative growing year, so she’s scared and defensive of new felines. She may thrive best in a one-cat home. However, she has slowly but surely allowed me to introduce her to my kitten. She’s no longer hissing at her in close proximity but isn’t yet ready to be friends and play. A home with one well-mannered cat or small dog that understands feline boundaries could also be a good fit, with the knowledge that a slow and properly executed introduction phase will be needed. Nala is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, FELV/FIV tested negative, given dewormer and started on monthly flea preventative.  Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet with her.  She is currently in a foster home.  show less

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Pumpkin

Domestic Short Hair

Pumpkin wants to join your holiday dinner...as a guest, not on the table. He is pretty shy and will need a while to trust his new people... show more

Pumpkin wants to join your holiday dinner...as a guest, not on the table. He is pretty shy and will need a while to trust his new people, but will warm up if you can be patient. He is a sweetie that really enjoys being pet if you sit and call him to you. He is rather calm and prefers to get loving laying beside you.  He does not like to be held at this point, so that will be a work in progress. His favorite place is at the top of the cat tree or snuggled up with another kitty friend. He would do best in a quiet home because he still gets skittish with loud noises and fast movements.  He leans into the pets, circlesh for more and purrs and makes biscuits once he relaxes.  He will need to start out in your home in a small space with no hidey holes.  That will allow him to get used to you without needing to be dragged out from underneath something.  That process is scary and does not build a relationship.    Pumpkin is hanging out at PetSmart, Bleachery Blvd.  Meet him there during our adoption event, 12-4 on Saturday or apply to adopt and a meet and greet can be scheduled.  We do not have to wait until an event!  Get $50 off the combined adoption fee when adopting a pair of kittens.  All cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated (whatever they can have in the period they are in our care, some will still need additional vaccines after adoption), given dewormer and flea preventative and provided care for any known illnesses during their time with us.    show less

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Scout

Pomeranian

Hello!  This is Scout, isn’t he adorable?!  He LOOKS like a miniature Australian Shepherd, but frankly, his breed is more accurately cla... show more

Hello!  This is Scout, isn’t he adorable?!  He LOOKS like a miniature Australian Shepherd, but frankly, his breed is more accurately classified as “miniature norwegian horntail dragon.”  Being a dragon, Scout does have a bite history.  However, Prozac and love have lulled him into the belief that he can mostly get his way through cuteness and good behavior.  And dang it, if he isn’t right about that!  Scouts new family will need to set good boundaries. If you’re up for earning a loyal companion, Scout would like to get to know you, sleep on your couch and in your bed, and accompany you on walks.  He doesn’t want to meet your friends at the bar (he was social distancing before it was cool), and he doesn’t want wild parties at your/his house every weekend.  He does want a routine, a quiet home, a good supply of stuffies and a nice rug or carpet to rub his belly on.  In return, Scout won’t damage your home or things, will DEFINITELY let you know when the UPS truck arrives and promises to greet you at the door with his current favorite stuffie each time you arrive home. Scout rides well in the car and is housebroken. He also loves walks and we suspect he would enjoy some agility. Scout has A LOT to say, especially when he is left alone or separated from you, so apartment life is not where he belongs. Please consider taking our Scout-a-roo and loving him to bits and pieces.  Fill out an app at mpravl.org  show less

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Weddell

Domestic Shorthair

I am Weddell! I love to have other kitties to play with once I get to know them.  I have a tendency to start to purr prior to being pett... show more

I am Weddell! I love to have other kitties to play with once I get to know them.  I have a tendency to start to purr prior to being petted; that way I get more attention.  When it comes to being held, that is really not my thing.  I will sit in your lap but only when I want to.  Kitty treats are a great way to my heart.  No string or laser light is safe with me in the house.  My foster daddy thinks I am the cat's meow.  Weddell is part of a group of 15 kittens, from 4 litters, that came to us from one home.  A kind gentleman was caring for them when their feral mothers gave birth outside his home.  He wanted a better life for them so he brough them in.  They may not all be siblings but they all came from the same home and have been in foster together.   Weddell did not arrive with the best genetics.  He has bad teeth/gums and may be a stomatitis candidate in the futue, in need of a full mouth extraction in the future to keep the infection at bay.  Weddell will need a loving family that has the means to care for future medical needs. Get $50 off the combined adoption fee when adopting a pair of kittens.  All cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated (whatever they can have in the period they are in our care, some will still need additional vaccines after adoption), given dewormer and flea preventative and provided care for any known illnesses during their time with us.    show less