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: A314600
    Animal ID: A314600 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: CLARISSA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A314599
    Animal ID: A314599 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: DULCIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  3. Animal ID: A314598
    Animal ID: A314598 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: BETTINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A314595
    Animal ID: A314595 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: KARA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  5. Animal ID: A314535
    Animal ID: A314535 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: OGDEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  6. Animal ID: A314476
    Animal ID: A314476 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: INES
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  7. Animal ID: A314431
    Animal ID: A314431 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2015
    Name: BLAIR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  8. Animal ID: A314315
    Animal ID: A314315 
    Intake Date: 6/23/2015
    Name: LANA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A314314
    Animal ID: A314314 
    Intake Date: 6/23/2015
    Name: ANYA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A314157
    Animal ID: A314157 
    Intake Date: 6/22/2015
    Name: SOPHIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  11. Animal ID: A314083
    Animal ID: A314083 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2015
    Name: FARRAH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  12. Animal ID: A314082
    Animal ID: A314082 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2015
    Name: CHARLESTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  13. Animal ID: A314081
    Animal ID: A314081 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2015
    Name: DONNELLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  14. Animal ID: A313828
    Animal ID: A313828 
    Intake Date: 6/16/2015
    Name: LISE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  15. Animal ID: A313773
    Animal ID: A313773 
    Intake Date: 6/15/2015
    Name: GABBY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  16. Animal ID: A313656
    Animal ID: A313656 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: BLAKE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  17. Animal ID: A313604
    Animal ID: A313604 
    Intake Date: 6/10/2015
    Name: ADA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  18. Animal ID: A313600
    Animal ID: A313600 
    Intake Date: 6/10/2015
    Name: MS KITTY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  19. Animal ID: A313491
    Animal ID: A313491 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2015
    Name: EVELYN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  20. Animal ID: A313490
    Animal ID: A313490 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2015
    Name: TEO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  21. Animal ID: A313489
    Animal ID: A313489 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2015
    Name: KINGSTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  22. Animal ID: A313450
    Animal ID: A313450 
    Intake Date: 6/6/2015
    Name: LANDRY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  23. Animal ID: A313417
    Animal ID: A313417 
    Intake Date: 6/5/2015
    Name: BELLE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  24. 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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  25. Animal ID: A311931
    Animal ID: A311931 
    Intake Date: 5/4/2015
    Name: CHARLI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  26. 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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  27. Animal ID: A307170
    Animal ID: A307170 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2015
    Name: TUX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  28. Animal ID: A314774
    Animal ID: A314774 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: LINK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PEKINGESE/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
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  29. Animal ID: A314772
    Animal ID: A314772 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: SCOOBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PEKINGESE/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
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  30. Animal ID: A314738
    Animal ID: A314738 
    Intake Date: 6/29/2015
    Name: EVELYN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  31. Animal ID: A314737
    Animal ID: A314737 
    Intake Date: 6/29/2015
    Name: RITA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  32. Animal ID: A314569
    Animal ID: A314569 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: BILLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A314548
    Animal ID: A314548 
    Intake Date: 6/25/2015
    Name: ELISE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  34. Animal ID: A314071
    Animal ID: A314071 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2015
    Name: JO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A313703
    Animal ID: A313703 
    Intake Date: 6/13/2015
    Name: KATE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A313677
    Animal ID: A313677 
    Intake Date: 6/12/2015
    Name: CHASE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A313639
    Animal ID: A313639 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: DEREK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  38. Animal ID: A313638
    Animal ID: A313638 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: AARON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  39. Animal ID: A313637
    Animal ID: A313637 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: EMILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  40. Animal ID: A313636
    Animal ID: A313636 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: SPENCER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  41. Animal ID: A313635
    Animal ID: A313635 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: PENELOPE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  42. Animal ID: A313632
    Animal ID: A313632 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: PRINCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: LARGE
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  43. Animal ID: A313626
    Animal ID: A313626 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2015
    Name: HOLLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  44. Animal ID: A313615
    Animal ID: A313615 
    Intake Date: 6/10/2015
    Name: GULLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BLACK/TAN HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  45. Animal ID: A313532
    Animal ID: A313532 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2015
    Name: CARMELO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  46. Animal ID: A313496
    Animal ID: A313496 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2015
    Name: JOHNSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
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  47. Animal ID: A313082
    Animal ID: A313082 
    Intake Date: 5/29/2015
    Name: NINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  48. Animal ID: A312932
    Animal ID: A312932 
    Intake Date: 7/6/2015
    Name: BO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  49. Animal ID: A312768
    Animal ID: A312768 
    Intake Date: 5/21/2015
    Name: CRISSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  50. Animal ID: A312634
    Animal ID: A312634 
    Intake Date: 5/19/2015
    Name: SHILA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  51. Animal ID: A312488
    Animal ID: A312488 
    Intake Date: 5/16/2015
    Name: JERSEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  52. Animal ID: A311734
    Animal ID: A311734 
    Intake Date: 4/28/2015
    Name: RENA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  53. Animal ID: A311522
    Animal ID: A311522 
    Intake Date: 7/6/2015
    Name: HENRY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  54. Animal ID: A311354
    Animal ID: A311354 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2015
    Name: CHIEF
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  55. 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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  56. Animal ID: A309280
    Animal ID: A309280 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2015
    Name: DESTINY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  57. Animal ID: A301053
    Animal ID: A301053 
    Intake Date: 6/26/2015
    Name: SALLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  58. Animal ID: A299303
    Animal ID: A299303 
    Intake Date: 9/4/2014
    Name: BIRDIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: FEIST/MIX
    Size: TOY
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  59. Animal ID: A314757
    Animal ID: A314757 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: MYLES
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: M
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: LARGE
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  60. Animal ID: A314756
    Animal ID: A314756 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: SYD
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: F
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: LARGE
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  61. Animal ID: A314755
    Animal ID: A314755 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: SAM
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: M
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: LARGE
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  62. Animal ID: A314754
    Animal ID: A314754 
    Intake Date: 6/30/2015
    Name: CHARLI
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: F
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: SMALL
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  63. Animal ID: A314436
    Animal ID: A314436 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2015
    Name: FLASH
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: M
    Breed: RABBIT SH
    Size: MED
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