The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society | Shelter for Dogs and Cats - Pet Adoption


The mission of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society in Sapphire, North Carolina is to provide a caring and compassionate home for the animals in our care until we find them a forever home. On any given day, we may have up to 65 dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens in our nonprofit, no kill shelter – most of which were strays from the surrounding villages and towns.

Our shelter is tucked away on 10 rolling acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by the natural beauty of scenic forests, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes.

The dogs and puppies play in spacious outdoor runs during the day. In the afternoon, they are all brought indoors to sleep in their own kennel, on their own bed, with biscuits, toys and soothing music.

The cats and kittens are free to play and interact in two colorful community cat rooms – each with a screened porch and large windows – or in open cages in the lobby. Their lives are enriched with toys and daily socialization by staff and visitors alike.

We welcome visitors to our shelter Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm year-round. Through your support, we can maintain a high quality of care and high adoption rates for our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens.

Established in 1987, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization that receives no federal, state, or county tax dollars, and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States. CHHS relies solely on donations, grants, bequests and special events to further our mission of rescue, compassionate care, and finding forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals. CHHS is a no-kill shelter and we will never give up on the animals entrusted to our care. Please help us by making a donation today!

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  • Featured Pet: Paisley

    Featured Pet: Paisley

    Paisley is a loving and adorable female 2-year-old Cattle Dog mix who recently arrived at our no-kill shelter. Paisley is true to the attributes of the breed in her family tree – she is friendly, alert and intelligent, and would thrive in an active lifestyle household. She is completely housetrained, loves children and gets along with other dogs. This sweet girl also has a unique little sprout of hair on the top of her head, and as one of our staff says, “Paisley is a Cattle Dog with a cowlick”! Paisley’s adoption fee is only $85, and that includes being spayed, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations and flea/heartworm preventative, plus 30 days of free pre-paid pet health insurance.

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