Adoption

Forsyth County Animal Control has a variety of wonderful companion animals waiting to share a lifetime of love with you and your family. Adopting a pet is a big step in your life and in the pet's life as well. You will be choosing a companion with whom you can expect to spend the next decade or more. Our adoption procedures are designed to help place the right animal in just the right home.

The selection of pets available for adoption changes on a daily basis, and this website listing is updated every night. If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, please print the Detail Report or write down the Animal ID number and come to the Shelter as soon as possible! For fees and other information, please read our Adoption Procedures.

Many of the animals in the adoption program came to the shelter as strays, meaning we don't know their behavioral background or breed information. Each animal in adoption has been evaluated for the positive behavior traits we need to see in adoptable pets before they are placed in adoption. However, the breed/breeds listed for the dogs are often educated guesses. Some of them, patricularly if they are purebred, are easy to identify; others are not. Puppies are the hardest to identify if we don't know their background, because they change so much in their first year. We can make no guarantees about size of breed in these cases.

For more ways to educate yourself about dog and cat breeds, please visit the following links:

A-Z list of recognized dog breeds by AKC

A-Z list of recognized cat breeds by CFA

View/Print an Adoption Application

Adoption Photos

  1. Animal ID: A312498
    Animal ID: A312498 
    Intake Date: 5/16/2015
    Name: PEPPER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  2. Animal ID: A312348
    Animal ID: A312348 
    Intake Date: 5/14/2015
    Name: DUFFIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  3. Animal ID: A312295
    Animal ID: A312295 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2015
    Name: DYLAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A312294
    Animal ID: A312294 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2015
    Name: NICKS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  5. Animal ID: A312293
    Animal ID: A312293 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2015
    Name: ANISE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  6. Animal ID: A312292
    Animal ID: A312292 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2015
    Name: ISLEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  7. Animal ID: A312291
    Animal ID: A312291 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2015
    Name: OLIVIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: SMALL
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  8. Animal ID: A312267
    Animal ID: A312267 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: MARLEIGH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A312266
    Animal ID: A312266 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: PAIGE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  10. Animal ID: A312265
    Animal ID: A312265 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: SANDY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  11. Animal ID: A312264
    Animal ID: A312264 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: STEVIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  12. Animal ID: A312048
    Animal ID: A312048 
    Intake Date: 5/6/2015
    Name: BURTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  13. Animal ID: A311954
    Animal ID: A311954 
    Intake Date: 5/4/2015
    Name: CASSIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: SMALL
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  14. Animal ID: A311931
    Animal ID: A311931 
    Intake Date: 5/4/2015
    Name: CHARLI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: KITTN
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  15. Animal ID: A311908
    Animal ID: A311908 
    Intake Date: 5/2/2015
    Name: JENNY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  16. Animal ID: A311545
    Animal ID: A311545 
    Intake Date: 4/23/2015
    Name: EDDY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  17. Animal ID: A311523
    Animal ID: A311523 
    Intake Date: 4/23/2015
    Name: ASHLYN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  18. Animal ID: A311365
    Animal ID: A311365 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2015
    Name: HARRY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  19. Animal ID: A311328
    Animal ID: A311328 
    Intake Date: 4/17/2015
    Name: GERVAIS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  20. Animal ID: A311221
    Animal ID: A311221 
    Intake Date: 4/15/2015
    Name: SIMONE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  21. Animal ID: A311196
    Animal ID: A311196 
    Intake Date: 4/15/2015
    Name: CLIVE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  22. Animal ID: A311195
    Animal ID: A311195 
    Intake Date: 4/15/2015
    Name: NOLENE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  23. Animal ID: A310040
    Animal ID: A310040 
    Intake Date: 3/19/2015
    Name: ARTHUR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  24. Animal ID: A310026
    Animal ID: A310026 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: SALEM
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: SMALL
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  25. Animal ID: A309545
    Animal ID: A309545 
    Intake Date: 3/10/2015
    Name: SHAW
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  26. Animal ID: A309343
    Animal ID: A309343 
    Intake Date: 3/5/2015
    Name: CARLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  27. Animal ID: A308932
    Animal ID: A308932 
    Intake Date: 4/25/2015
    Name: LERA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  28. Animal ID: A312566
    Animal ID: A312566 
    Intake Date: 5/18/2015
    Name: HUTCH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  29. Animal ID: A312558
    Animal ID: A312558 
    Intake Date: 5/18/2015
    Name: TOBIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
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  30. Animal ID: A312489
    Animal ID: A312489 
    Intake Date: 5/16/2015
    Name: BUDDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  31. Animal ID: A312488
    Animal ID: A312488 
    Intake Date: 5/16/2015
    Name: JERSEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  32. Animal ID: A312482
    Animal ID: A312482 
    Intake Date: 5/15/2015
    Name: SAILOR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  33. Animal ID: A312444
    Animal ID: A312444 
    Intake Date: 5/15/2015
    Name: BECK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  34. Animal ID: A312334
    Animal ID: A312334 
    Intake Date: 5/14/2015
    Name: TATE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A312215
    Animal ID: A312215 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: LAKE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY
    Size: LARGE
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  36. Animal ID: A312211
    Animal ID: A312211 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: CALVIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  37. Animal ID: A312209
    Animal ID: A312209 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: ALLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  38. Animal ID: A312195
    Animal ID: A312195 
    Intake Date: 5/11/2015
    Name: QUINN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE
    Size: SMALL
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  39. Animal ID: A312158
    Animal ID: A312158 
    Intake Date: 5/9/2015
    Name: DIXIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/MIX
    Size: MED
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  40. Animal ID: A312141
    Animal ID: A312141 
    Intake Date: 5/8/2015
    Name: SINDI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  41. Animal ID: A312090
    Animal ID: A312090 
    Intake Date: 5/7/2015
    Name: ARI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
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  42. Animal ID: A312064
    Animal ID: A312064 
    Intake Date: 5/7/2015
    Name: BODIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: TOY
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  43. Animal ID: A312018
    Animal ID: A312018 
    Intake Date: 5/5/2015
    Name: MARLOW
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/BELG MALINOIS
    Size: LARGE
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  44. Animal ID: A311835
    Animal ID: A311835 
    Intake Date: 5/1/2015
    Name: MEG
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
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  45. Animal ID: A311737
    Animal ID: A311737 
    Intake Date: 4/28/2015
    Name: LENNY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: SMALL
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  46. Animal ID: A311734
    Animal ID: A311734 
    Intake Date: 4/28/2015
    Name: RENA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  47. Animal ID: A311726
    Animal ID: A311726 
    Intake Date: 4/28/2015
    Name: CLARKE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: COLLIE/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  48. Animal ID: A311690
    Animal ID: A311690 
    Intake Date: 4/27/2015
    Name: ABEL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  49. Animal ID: A311689
    Animal ID: A311689 
    Intake Date: 4/27/2015
    Name: ABILLENE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  50. Animal ID: A311687
    Animal ID: A311687 
    Intake Date: 4/27/2015
    Name: KODA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  51. Animal ID: A311685
    Animal ID: A311685 
    Intake Date: 4/27/2015
    Name: BERKLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  52. Animal ID: A311646
    Animal ID: A311646 
    Intake Date: 4/26/2015
    Name: WALT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  53. Animal ID: A311624
    Animal ID: A311624 
    Intake Date: 4/25/2015
    Name: LADY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  54. Animal ID: A311354
    Animal ID: A311354 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2015
    Name: CHIEF
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  55. Animal ID: A311206
    Animal ID: A311206 
    Intake Date: 4/15/2015
    Name: DALLAS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A310972
    Animal ID: A310972 
    Intake Date: 4/9/2015
    Name: KAHLUA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  57. Animal ID: A310912
    Animal ID: A310912 
    Intake Date: 4/7/2015
    Name: ROSCO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
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  58. Animal ID: A310906
    Animal ID: A310906 
    Intake Date: 4/6/2015
    Name: WHITMAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  59. Animal ID: A310715
    Animal ID: A310715 
    Intake Date: 4/2/2015
    Name: STARR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: MED
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  60. Animal ID: A310509
    Animal ID: A310509 
    Intake Date: 3/28/2015
    Name: FORREST
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  61. Animal ID: A310223
    Animal ID: A310223 
    Intake Date: 3/24/2015
    Name: TANNER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BEDLINGTON TERR
    Size: SMALL
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  62. Animal ID: A310167
    Animal ID: A310167 
    Intake Date: 3/23/2015
    Name: JORGA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GREAT PYRENEES/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  63. Animal ID: A310009
    Animal ID: A310009 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: RAY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BOXER/AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: LARGE
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  64. Animal ID: A309394
    Animal ID: A309394 
    Intake Date: 3/8/2015
    Name: CALDER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: ROTTWEILER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  65. Animal ID: A309280
    Animal ID: A309280 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: DESTINY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  66. Animal ID: A308491
    Animal ID: A308491 
    Intake Date: 5/1/2015
    Name: PIERCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR
    Size: PUPPY
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  67. Animal ID: A307843
    Animal ID: A307843 
    Intake Date: 5/12/2015
    Name: DARREN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  68. Animal ID: A305013
    Animal ID: A305013 
    Intake Date: 3/21/2015
    Name: GRETA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  69. Animal ID: A233368
    Animal ID: A233368 
    Intake Date: 5/19/2015
    Name: SCARLET
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: COLLIE ROUGH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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