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: A331792
    Animal ID: A331792 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2016
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A331790
    Animal ID: A331790 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2016
    Name: ESTHER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  3. Animal ID: A331748
    Animal ID: A331748 
    Intake Date: 4/16/2016
    Name: AVA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  4. Animal ID: A331661
    Animal ID: A331661 
    Intake Date: 4/14/2016
    Name: ALLISON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  5. Animal ID: A331277
    Animal ID: A331277 
    Intake Date: 4/9/2016
    Name: CALLA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  6. Animal ID: A331236
    Animal ID: A331236 
    Intake Date: 4/8/2016
    Name: ASTER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  7. Animal ID: A331182
    Animal ID: A331182 
    Intake Date: 4/6/2016
    Name: BEAR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  8. Animal ID: A330968
    Animal ID: A330968 
    Intake Date: 3/30/2016
    Name: BEVIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A330955
    Animal ID: A330955 
    Intake Date: 3/30/2016
    Name: MARIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A330734
    Animal ID: A330734 
    Intake Date: 3/28/2016
    Name: SPOOKY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: SIAMESE/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A330729
    Animal ID: A330729 
    Intake Date: 3/28/2016
    Name: SHRIMP
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A330140
    Animal ID: A330140 
    Intake Date: 3/14/2016
    Name: DORIAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  13. Animal ID: A329449
    Animal ID: A329449 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2016
    Name: BABBS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  14. Animal ID: A329146
    Animal ID: A329146 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2016
    Name: OLIVER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  15. Animal ID: A329125
    Animal ID: A329125 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2016
    Name: ROURKE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  16. Animal ID: A328921
    Animal ID: A328921 
    Intake Date: 2/15/2016
    Name: FELIX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  17. Animal ID: A332059
    Animal ID: A332059 
    Intake Date: 4/23/2016
    Name: SHADOW
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  18. Animal ID: A331962
    Animal ID: A331962 
    Intake Date: 4/21/2016
    Name: HUTCH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: SMALL
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  19. Animal ID: A331960
    Animal ID: A331960 
    Intake Date: 4/21/2016
    Name: LAUREN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: COLLIE
    Size: PUPPY
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  20. Animal ID: A331943
    Animal ID: A331943 
    Intake Date: 4/20/2016
    Name: MARIA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  21. Animal ID: A331942
    Animal ID: A331942 
    Intake Date: 4/20/2016
    Name: STEPH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  22. Animal ID: A331837
    Animal ID: A331837 
    Intake Date: 4/19/2016
    Name: KAT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: JACK RUSS TERR/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  23. Animal ID: A331797
    Animal ID: A331797 
    Intake Date: 4/18/2016
    Name: DAVE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: JACK RUSS TERR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  24. Animal ID: A331732
    Animal ID: A331732 
    Intake Date: 4/16/2016
    Name: CASEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD/SIBERIAN HUSKY
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  25. Animal ID: A331711
    Animal ID: A331711 
    Intake Date: 4/15/2016
    Name: KISS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  26. Animal ID: A331668
    Animal ID: A331668 
    Intake Date: 4/14/2016
    Name: RUBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  27. Animal ID: A331627
    Animal ID: A331627 
    Intake Date: 4/14/2016
    Name: MILLICENT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: RAT TERRIER/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
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  28. Animal ID: A331409
    Animal ID: A331409 
    Intake Date: 4/11/2016
    Name: GABRIEL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERR WIREHAIR/BORDER COLLIE
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  29. Animal ID: A331312
    Animal ID: A331312 
    Intake Date: 4/10/2016
    Name: HARBOR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  30. Animal ID: A331274
    Animal ID: A331274 
    Intake Date: 4/8/2016
    Name: ELLA BLU
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  31. Animal ID: A331087
    Animal ID: A331087 
    Intake Date: 4/4/2016
    Name: MADISON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  32. Animal ID: A330705
    Animal ID: A330705 
    Intake Date: 3/28/2016
    Name: LEX
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A330625
    Animal ID: A330625 
    Intake Date: 3/25/2016
    Name: TOBIAS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  34. Animal ID: A330331
    Animal ID: A330331 
    Intake Date: 3/16/2016
    Name: INDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A330330
    Animal ID: A330330 
    Intake Date: 3/16/2016
    Name: KEARY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  36. Animal ID: A329271
    Animal ID: A329271 
    Intake Date: 2/24/2016
    Name: ALDON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A327419
    Animal ID: A327419 
    Intake Date: 4/13/2016
    Name: BATMAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  38. Animal ID: A326972
    Animal ID: A326972 
    Intake Date: 4/23/2016
    Name: PEPPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: ROTTWEILER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  39. Animal ID: A323051
    Animal ID: A323051 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2016
    Name: MYRTLE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: COCKER SPAN/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  40. 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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  41. 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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