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: A327807
    Animal ID: A327807 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: REMY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  2. Animal ID: A327786
    Animal ID: A327786 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: SMOKEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  3. Animal ID: A327785
    Animal ID: A327785 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: MYLO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  4. Animal ID: A327783
    Animal ID: A327783 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: ARIELLE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  5. Animal ID: A327614
    Animal ID: A327614 
    Intake Date: 2/3/2016
    Name: FLO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  6. Animal ID: A327612
    Animal ID: A327612 
    Intake Date: 2/3/2016
    Name: WHITNEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  7. Animal ID: A327360
    Animal ID: A327360 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: GRACE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  8. Animal ID: A327352
    Animal ID: A327352 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: KENNETH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  9. Animal ID: A327349
    Animal ID: A327349 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: DAVIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  10. Animal ID: A327285
    Animal ID: A327285 
    Intake Date: 1/28/2016
    Name: KENNEDY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A327183
    Animal ID: A327183 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2016
    Name: HADLI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  12. Animal ID: A326993
    Animal ID: A326993 
    Intake Date: 1/21/2016
    Name: FERN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: LARGE
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  13. Animal ID: A326260
    Animal ID: A326260 
    Intake Date: 1/13/2016
    Name: DEXTER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  14. Animal ID: A325362
    Animal ID: A325362 
    Intake Date: 1/2/2016
    Name: OREO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  15. Animal ID: A325149
    Animal ID: A325149 
    Intake Date: 12/29/2015
    Name: NORMAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: MED
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  16. Animal ID: A324747
    Animal ID: A324747 
    Intake Date: 12/21/2015
    Name: KONY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: SMALL
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  17. Animal ID: A324513
    Animal ID: A324513 
    Intake Date: 12/16/2015
    Name: JENNINGS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  18. Animal ID: A289771
    Animal ID: A289771 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: BONKY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  19. Animal ID: A328417
    Animal ID: A328417 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2016
    Name: REID
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  20. Animal ID: A328416
    Animal ID: A328416 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2016
    Name: JJ
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  21. Animal ID: A328412
    Animal ID: A328412 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2016
    Name: ROSSI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  22. Animal ID: A328411
    Animal ID: A328411 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2016
    Name: DEREK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  23. Animal ID: A328407
    Animal ID: A328407 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2016
    Name: SPENCER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  24. Animal ID: A328052
    Animal ID: A328052 
    Intake Date: 2/8/2016
    Name: ROMAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BULL TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  25. Animal ID: A328032
    Animal ID: A328032 
    Intake Date: 2/8/2016
    Name: MARLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  26. Animal ID: A327966
    Animal ID: A327966 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2016
    Name: MAC
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PUG
    Size: MED
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  27. Animal ID: A327960
    Animal ID: A327960 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2016
    Name: LACIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  28. Animal ID: A327957
    Animal ID: A327957 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2016
    Name: WREN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: PUPPY
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  29. Animal ID: A327956
    Animal ID: A327956 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2016
    Name: POPPY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: PUPPY
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  30. Animal ID: A327955
    Animal ID: A327955 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2016
    Name: JUNE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: PUPPY
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  31. Animal ID: A327936
    Animal ID: A327936 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2016
    Name: HOLLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD
    Size: PUPPY
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  32. Animal ID: A327935
    Animal ID: A327935 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2016
    Name: WILLOW
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: MASTIFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  33. Animal ID: A327917
    Animal ID: A327917 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2016
    Name: WILSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/BEAGLE
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  34. Animal ID: A327819
    Animal ID: A327819 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: SIMBA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A327778
    Animal ID: A327778 
    Intake Date: 2/4/2016
    Name: ROSEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD/LAKELAND TERR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A327661
    Animal ID: A327661 
    Intake Date: 2/3/2016
    Name: DIAMOND
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A327401
    Animal ID: A327401 
    Intake Date: 1/30/2016
    Name: ANNA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  38. Animal ID: A327400
    Animal ID: A327400 
    Intake Date: 1/30/2016
    Name: KINLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  39. Animal ID: A327363
    Animal ID: A327363 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: FORREST
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  40. Animal ID: A327346
    Animal ID: A327346 
    Intake Date: 1/29/2016
    Name: ALEX
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AUST SHEPHERD
    Size: PUPPY
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  41. Animal ID: A327276
    Animal ID: A327276 
    Intake Date: 1/28/2016
    Name: JAX
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
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  42. Animal ID: A327267
    Animal ID: A327267 
    Intake Date: 1/28/2016
    Name: BRINLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  43. Animal ID: A327255
    Animal ID: A327255 
    Intake Date: 1/27/2016
    Name: MARTELL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AUST SHEPHERD/BOXER
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  44. Animal ID: A327218
    Animal ID: A327218 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2016
    Name: ABBOTT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/BEAGLE
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  45. Animal ID: A326759
    Animal ID: A326759 
    Intake Date: 1/19/2016
    Name: ROCO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  46. Animal ID: A326513
    Animal ID: A326513 
    Intake Date: 1/14/2016
    Name: BUSTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  47. Animal ID: A326272
    Animal ID: A326272 
    Intake Date: 1/13/2016
    Name: BO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  48. Animal ID: A325570
    Animal ID: A325570 
    Intake Date: 1/6/2016
    Name: BUD
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  49. Animal ID: A325060
    Animal ID: A325060 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2015
    Name: KINGSTON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  50. Animal ID: A324884
    Animal ID: A324884 
    Intake Date: 12/22/2015
    Name: TILLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  51. Animal ID: A324854
    Animal ID: A324854 
    Intake Date: 2/8/2016
    Name: KUECHLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  52. Animal ID: A324643
    Animal ID: A324643 
    Intake Date: 12/17/2015
    Name: AUSTIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  53. Animal ID: A324080
    Animal ID: A324080 
    Intake Date: 12/9/2015
    Name: SICILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  54. Animal ID: A323074
    Animal ID: A323074 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2015
    Name: SAMMIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  55. Animal ID: A321904
    Animal ID: A321904 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2015
    Name: NELLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: ROTTWEILER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  56. Animal ID: A321614
    Animal ID: A321614 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2015
    Name: MIKA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: SMALL
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  57. Animal ID: A319529
    Animal ID: A319529 
    Intake Date: 10/1/2015
    Name: COOKIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
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