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: A308861
    Animal ID: A308861 
    Intake Date: 2/21/2015
    Name: NELLIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A308859
    Animal ID: A308859 
    Intake Date: 2/21/2015
    Name: LOWDEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  3. Animal ID: A308827
    Animal ID: A308827 
    Intake Date: 2/20/2015
    Name: DORIS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  4. Animal ID: A308674
    Animal ID: A308674 
    Intake Date: 2/18/2015
    Name: SMOKEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  5. Animal ID: A308631
    Animal ID: A308631 
    Intake Date: 2/17/2015
    Name: ROURKE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  6. Animal ID: A307942
    Animal ID: A307942 
    Intake Date: 2/8/2015
    Name: MIDNIGHT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  7. Animal ID: A307914
    Animal ID: A307914 
    Intake Date: 2/7/2015
    Name: WILLIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: MED
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  8. Animal ID: A307874
    Animal ID: A307874 
    Intake Date: 2/6/2015
    Name: HARRIET
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A307816
    Animal ID: A307816 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2015
    Name: RICK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A307801
    Animal ID: A307801 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2015
    Name: ARNIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  11. Animal ID: A307554
    Animal ID: A307554 
    Intake Date: 1/27/2015
    Name: STACIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A307418
    Animal ID: A307418 
    Intake Date: 1/23/2015
    Name: GRIFFIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  13. Animal ID: A307267
    Animal ID: A307267 
    Intake Date: 1/20/2015
    Name: KIRKLAND
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  14. Animal ID: A306901
    Animal ID: A306901 
    Intake Date: 1/14/2015
    Name: JINGLE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  15. Animal ID: A052714
    Animal ID: A052714 
    Intake Date: 2/12/2015
    Name: CHEYENNE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  16. Animal ID: A308864
    Animal ID: A308864 
    Intake Date: 2/21/2015
    Name: DEXTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: AKITA/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  17. Animal ID: A308833
    Animal ID: A308833 
    Intake Date: 2/20/2015
    Name: MARTIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  18. Animal ID: A308831
    Animal ID: A308831 
    Intake Date: 2/20/2015
    Name: SAMSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  19. Animal ID: A308818
    Animal ID: A308818 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2015
    Name: BRONSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  20. Animal ID: A308811
    Animal ID: A308811 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2015
    Name: PATSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  21. Animal ID: A308808
    Animal ID: A308808 
    Intake Date: 2/20/2015
    Name: WAVERLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  22. Animal ID: A308730
    Animal ID: A308730 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2015
    Name: QUINNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  23. Animal ID: A308638
    Animal ID: A308638 
    Intake Date: 2/17/2015
    Name: PHOEBE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: FLAT COAT RETR/BASSET HOUND
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  24. Animal ID: A308492
    Animal ID: A308492 
    Intake Date: 2/13/2015
    Name: TAYLOR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  25. Animal ID: A308491
    Animal ID: A308491 
    Intake Date: 2/13/2015
    Name: PIERCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR
    Size: PUPPY
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  26. Animal ID: A308489
    Animal ID: A308489 
    Intake Date: 2/13/2015
    Name: CATE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR
    Size: PUPPY
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  27. Animal ID: A308488
    Animal ID: A308488 
    Intake Date: 2/13/2015
    Name: NAOMI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR
    Size: PUPPY
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  28. Animal ID: A308390
    Animal ID: A308390 
    Intake Date: 2/12/2015
    Name: DWIGHT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/BULLDOG
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  29. Animal ID: A308164
    Animal ID: A308164 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2015
    Name: HAYES
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  30. Animal ID: A307830
    Animal ID: A307830 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2015
    Name: ZENA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  31. Animal ID: A307729
    Animal ID: A307729 
    Intake Date: 2/3/2015
    Name: CARTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HARRIER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  32. Animal ID: A307647
    Animal ID: A307647 
    Intake Date: 1/31/2015
    Name: MARTINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A307642
    Animal ID: A307642 
    Intake Date: 1/30/2015
    Name: SCOTTIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  34. Animal ID: A307531
    Animal ID: A307531 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: SMOKEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AKITA/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A307523
    Animal ID: A307523 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: ELLIOTT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BULLDOG/BOXER
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A307509
    Animal ID: A307509 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: SAL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BULLDOG/AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A307507
    Animal ID: A307507 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: PRESCOTT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  38. Animal ID: A307373
    Animal ID: A307373 
    Intake Date: 1/22/2015
    Name: BELLE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  39. Animal ID: A307258
    Animal ID: A307258 
    Intake Date: 2/17/2015
    Name: BRUCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  40. Animal ID: A307167
    Animal ID: A307167 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: RUPERT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  41. Animal ID: A307159
    Animal ID: A307159 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: POLLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  42. Animal ID: A307150
    Animal ID: A307150 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: DULCIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  43. Animal ID: A307149
    Animal ID: A307149 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE/AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  44. Animal ID: A307148
    Animal ID: A307148 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: MIRA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: POINTER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  45. Animal ID: A306940
    Animal ID: A306940 
    Intake Date: 1/15/2015
    Name: MERCER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: LARGE
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  46. Animal ID: A306878
    Animal ID: A306878 
    Intake Date: 1/14/2015
    Name: ROWLAND
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  47. Animal ID: A306526
    Animal ID: A306526 
    Intake Date: 1/9/2015
    Name: NED
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/BASSET HOUND
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  48. Animal ID: A306185
    Animal ID: A306185 
    Intake Date: 12/31/2014
    Name: FELICE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BEAGLE
    Size: SMALL
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  49. Animal ID: A306107
    Animal ID: A306107 
    Intake Date: 2/13/2015
    Name: MARTI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BULLDOG/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  50. Animal ID: A306026
    Animal ID: A306026 
    Intake Date: 12/25/2014
    Name: MAXWELL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  51. Animal ID: A305013
    Animal ID: A305013 
    Intake Date: 12/16/2014
    Name: GRETA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  52. Animal ID: A303856
    Animal ID: A303856 
    Intake Date: 12/3/2014
    Name: WALDEN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  53. Animal ID: A303537
    Animal ID: A303537 
    Intake Date: 2/7/2015
    Name: GRETA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/AMERICAN STAFF
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  54. Animal ID: A292395
    Animal ID: A292395 
    Intake Date: 2/16/2015
    Name: HONEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  55. Animal ID: A179764
    Animal ID: A179764 
    Intake Date: 10/13/2014
    Name: JAY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A154800
    Animal ID: A154800 
    Intake Date: 2/15/2015
    Name: BULLDOG
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report