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: A317774
    Animal ID: A317774 
    Intake Date: 8/31/2015
    Name: JENNY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  2. Animal ID: A317633
    Animal ID: A317633 
    Intake Date: 8/28/2015
    Name: SHELTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  3. Animal ID: A317533
    Animal ID: A317533 
    Intake Date: 8/26/2015
    Name: TRENTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A317532
    Animal ID: A317532 
    Intake Date: 8/26/2015
    Name: ALVIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  5. Animal ID: A317531
    Animal ID: A317531 
    Intake Date: 8/26/2015
    Name: SIGRID
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: LARGE
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  6. Animal ID: A317524
    Animal ID: A317524 
    Intake Date: 8/26/2015
    Name: TOBIAS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  7. Animal ID: A317459
    Animal ID: A317459 
    Intake Date: 8/25/2015
    Name: LILLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: HIMALAYAN
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  8. Animal ID: A317398
    Animal ID: A317398 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: FOSTER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A317397
    Animal ID: A317397 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: FREYA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A317389
    Animal ID: A317389 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: AUGUSTA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  11. Animal ID: A317387
    Animal ID: A317387 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: ANNA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A317368
    Animal ID: A317368 
    Intake Date: 8/21/2015
    Name: WYATT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  13. Animal ID: A317367
    Animal ID: A317367 
    Intake Date: 8/21/2015
    Name: NED
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  14. Animal ID: A317366
    Animal ID: A317366 
    Intake Date: 8/21/2015
    Name: FLETCHER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  15. Animal ID: A317296
    Animal ID: A317296 
    Intake Date: 8/18/2015
    Name: OSCAR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  16. Animal ID: A317160
    Animal ID: A317160 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: ANN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  17. Animal ID: A317159
    Animal ID: A317159 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: ANDY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  18. Animal ID: A317153
    Animal ID: A317153 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: DAISY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  19. Animal ID: A317152
    Animal ID: A317152 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: SUSIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  20. Animal ID: A317151
    Animal ID: A317151 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: ROSITA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  21. Animal ID: A316931
    Animal ID: A316931 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2015
    Name: MISSY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  22. Animal ID: A316928
    Animal ID: A316928 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2015
    Name: RALPH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  23. Animal ID: A316927
    Animal ID: A316927 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2015
    Name: TONY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  24. Animal ID: A316731
    Animal ID: A316731 
    Intake Date: 8/10/2015
    Name: MIRIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  25. Animal ID: A315764
    Animal ID: A315764 
    Intake Date: 7/23/2015
    Name: VINNY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: KITTN
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  26. Animal ID: A315477
    Animal ID: A315477 
    Intake Date: 7/17/2015
    Name: SKYLAR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  27. Animal ID: A314888
    Animal ID: A314888 
    Intake Date: 7/3/2015
    Name: FIONA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: ABYSSINIAN/MIX
    Size: MED
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  28. Animal ID: A314848
    Animal ID: A314848 
    Intake Date: 7/2/2015
    Name: BETHEL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  29. Animal ID: A314813
    Animal ID: A314813 
    Intake Date: 7/1/2015
    Name: GILLIS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  30. Animal ID: A317666
    Animal ID: A317666 
    Intake Date: 8/28/2015
    Name: CASSIDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  31. Animal ID: A317650
    Animal ID: A317650 
    Intake Date: 8/28/2015
    Name: CARINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  32. Animal ID: A317649
    Animal ID: A317649 
    Intake Date: 8/28/2015
    Name: OSCAR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: DACHSHUND LH
    Size: TOY
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A317612
    Animal ID: A317612 
    Intake Date: 8/27/2015
    Name: LONDON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: TOY
    View Detail Report
  34. Animal ID: A317584
    Animal ID: A317584 
    Intake Date: 8/27/2015
    Name: MAISY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GREYHOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A317541
    Animal ID: A317541 
    Intake Date: 8/26/2015
    Name: HOLMES
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A317498
    Animal ID: A317498 
    Intake Date: 8/25/2015
    Name: OTIS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: COLLIE/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A317460
    Animal ID: A317460 
    Intake Date: 8/25/2015
    Name: BONNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  38. Animal ID: A317435
    Animal ID: A317435 
    Intake Date: 8/24/2015
    Name: TALULA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  39. Animal ID: A317395
    Animal ID: A317395 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: COOKIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  40. Animal ID: A317394
    Animal ID: A317394 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: CICI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  41. Animal ID: A317393
    Animal ID: A317393 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: PEBBLES
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  42. Animal ID: A317386
    Animal ID: A317386 
    Intake Date: 8/22/2015
    Name: BURTON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BASSET HOUND/BEAGLE
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  43. Animal ID: A317319
    Animal ID: A317319 
    Intake Date: 8/19/2015
    Name: DAISY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  44. Animal ID: A317067
    Animal ID: A317067 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2015
    Name: AUGGIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  45. Animal ID: A317065
    Animal ID: A317065 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2015
    Name: WALLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  46. Animal ID: A317063
    Animal ID: A317063 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2015
    Name: PIERS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  47. Animal ID: A317062
    Animal ID: A317062 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2015
    Name: HAZEL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  48. Animal ID: A317061
    Animal ID: A317061 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2015
    Name: WYATT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  49. Animal ID: A317018
    Animal ID: A317018 
    Intake Date: 8/13/2015
    Name: GATSBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: GOLDEN RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  50. Animal ID: A316971
    Animal ID: A316971 
    Intake Date: 8/13/2015
    Name: PERRI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  51. Animal ID: A316934
    Animal ID: A316934 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2015
    Name: KERRY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  52. Animal ID: A316854
    Animal ID: A316854 
    Intake Date: 8/11/2015
    Name: ECHO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  53. Animal ID: A316839
    Animal ID: A316839 
    Intake Date: 8/11/2015
    Name: CLEO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  54. Animal ID: A316544
    Animal ID: A316544 
    Intake Date: 8/6/2015
    Name: PETE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  55. Animal ID: A316439
    Animal ID: A316439 
    Intake Date: 8/4/2015
    Name: KEIRO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: STAFFORDSHIRE/BOXER
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A316374
    Animal ID: A316374 
    Intake Date: 8/3/2015
    Name: LIZZY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  57. Animal ID: A316320
    Animal ID: A316320 
    Intake Date: 8/1/2015
    Name: ROCKY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/JACK RUSS TERR
    Size: MED
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  58. Animal ID: A316317
    Animal ID: A316317 
    Intake Date: 8/1/2015
    Name: MIDNIGHT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  59. Animal ID: A315604
    Animal ID: A315604 
    Intake Date: 7/20/2015
    Name: REGINALD
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: COLLIE ROUGH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  60. Animal ID: A315594
    Animal ID: A315594 
    Intake Date: 7/20/2015
    Name: CALA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  61. Animal ID: A315114
    Animal ID: A315114 
    Intake Date: 7/9/2015
    Name: REESIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  62. Animal ID: A315037
    Animal ID: A315037 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2015
    Name: LILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GREAT DANE
    Size: X-LRG
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  63. Animal ID: A315003
    Animal ID: A315003 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2015
    Name: ABI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  64. Animal ID: A314978
    Animal ID: A314978 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2015
    Name: KLARA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  65. Animal ID: A314968
    Animal ID: A314968 
    Intake Date: 8/17/2015
    Name: COOKIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: LARGE
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  66. Animal ID: A313703
    Animal ID: A313703 
    Intake Date: 8/19/2015
    Name: KATE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  67. Animal ID: A313627
    Animal ID: A313627 
    Intake Date: 8/11/2015
    Name: KING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  68. 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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  69. 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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