My name is Balboa!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Balboa
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Facts about Balboa

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9253870-15-5695

W OOF!!!! That’s canine for “HELLO!” I’ve been hanging around at Brother Wolf since last October. They rescued me from South Carolina and have kept me warm, dry and well-fed ever since.  Even though the staff and volunteers here are fun to hang out with, what I’d really like is to have a home with my own personal human family. I’d do best with active people who want to spend time and do fun things with their dog!


I’m a healthy, exuberant boy (one of my human friends at Brother Wolf calls me “Hulk Hogan!”).  I’d love to share my enthusiasm for life with you in my new home. I have a ton of joyful energy and love to go on long walks, runs or hikes.  Exercise is one of my favorite things, and I’m happiest when I get lots of it.  I go on Outward Hound hikes and have gotten very good at catching treats from the hikers.


I might be able to get along with another dog in my new home, if she (yes, she — a female would be best) is around my size and likes to wrestle. To help you with that, Brother Wolf staff would be happy to arrange a “meet and greet” for your pet and me.  No cats, please; I'm TOO interested in them!  As for children, my bouncy-bouncy ways might overwhelm a small child; I'd do best with older children.


My friends at Brother Wolf have made me part of the One-Year Sponsorship club, this means that my adoption fee is waived, and for one year after my adoption date Brother Wolf will provide food, vet care through a partner vet, and behavior support!


If you think we’d be a good match, and you’d like to meet me, please come visit me at the adoption center or contact Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. I’m really looking forward to meeting my forever family — is it yours….?


Click here to watch a video of Balboa.

All Brother Wolf animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations before adoption (if species appropriate).
Application and counseling is required prior to all adoptions.

Individuals interested in adopting a puppy are STRONGLY encouraged to download and read this FREE ebook. Even if you've raised puppies in the past, this is an invaluable resource to help make your new addition successful!

Please note that visual breed identification of companion animals has been proven to be unreliable, so for most of our animals we provide a best guess at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our animals as an individual and do our best to describe and place pets based on personality not breed label.

Visit Our Adoption Center • 31 Glendale Avenue • Asheville NC • 28803
Adoption Center Hours • Open Every Day 9-7
Send Donations To: P.O. Box 8195 • Asheville NC • 28814
828-505-3440 • email:
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Corporation

About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is known for their excellence in matching people with the best dog or cat that would suit their lifestyle. Today we are proud to have the largest NO-KILL shelter in Asheville. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was established in 2006. We started off as a very small group of people, taking dogs and cats from gassing shelters in GA. We found wonderful homes for these animals but realized while we were saving these particular animals, we had a much bigger problem in our community that we needed to face. Perfectly healthy, highly adoptable animals in our community are being euthanized every day. Rescued pets are not broken or damaged goods. They are wonderful animals who have ended up homeless through no fault of their own.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our facility is located at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville, off Swannanoa River Rd, 1/2 mile from Lowe's. Open every day.

Our Adoption Process...

All adoptions will require a contract and discussions with one of our adoption counselors. Based on the needs of the particular animal, we reserve the right to require a home visit at the discretion of the adoption counselor. All our animals will be altered before adoption and up-to-date on standard vaccinations. We do collect an adoption fee.