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: A301564
    Animal ID: A301564 
    Intake Date: 10/22/2014
    Name: MILO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  2. Animal ID: A301486
    Animal ID: A301486 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: ELSA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  3. Animal ID: A301485
    Animal ID: A301485 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: SIGGY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A301483
    Animal ID: A301483 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: SOPHIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  5. Animal ID: A301226
    Animal ID: A301226 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: EDEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  6. Animal ID: A301225
    Animal ID: A301225 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: ABRA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  7. Animal ID: A301224
    Animal ID: A301224 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: HARPO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  8. Animal ID: A301223
    Animal ID: A301223 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: SABRA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  9. Animal ID: A301111
    Animal ID: A301111 
    Intake Date: 10/10/2014
    Name: FRANK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: LARGE
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  10. Animal ID: A301054
    Animal ID: A301054 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: PIPER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A301043
    Animal ID: A301043 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: BIDDIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A301042
    Animal ID: A301042 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: JEWEL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  13. Animal ID: A300967
    Animal ID: A300967 
    Intake Date: 10/7/2014
    Name: OPAL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  14. Animal ID: A300916
    Animal ID: A300916 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: LILLIAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  15. Animal ID: A300891
    Animal ID: A300891 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: KARA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  16. Animal ID: A300820
    Animal ID: A300820 
    Intake Date: 10/4/2014
    Name: SIMON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  17. Animal ID: A300395
    Animal ID: A300395 
    Intake Date: 9/25/2014
    Name: FORD
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  18. Animal ID: A300225
    Animal ID: A300225 
    Intake Date: 9/22/2014
    Name: ELTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  19. Animal ID: A300204
    Animal ID: A300204 
    Intake Date: 9/22/2014
    Name: WHITNEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  20. Animal ID: A300201
    Animal ID: A300201 
    Intake Date: 9/22/2014
    Name: ALBERT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  21. Animal ID: A299293
    Animal ID: A299293 
    Intake Date: 9/4/2014
    Name: MIRANDA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  22. Animal ID: A299272
    Animal ID: A299272 
    Intake Date: 9/3/2014
    Name: LADY POUNCE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  23. Animal ID: A298585
    Animal ID: A298585 
    Intake Date: 8/19/2014
    Name: ALO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  24. Animal ID: A295463
    Animal ID: A295463 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2014
    Name: MONKEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  25. Animal ID: A295462
    Animal ID: A295462 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2014
    Name: CHEESE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  26. Animal ID: A242934
    Animal ID: A242934 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: LILLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  27. Animal ID: A242868
    Animal ID: A242868 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: POWDER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  28. Animal ID: A242867
    Animal ID: A242867 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: MABEL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  29. Animal ID: A242864
    Animal ID: A242864 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: BRIDGIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  30. Animal ID: A242860
    Animal ID: A242860 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: MINNIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  31. Animal ID: A242855
    Animal ID: A242855 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: MAX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  32. Animal ID: A242854
    Animal ID: A242854 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: BLU
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A185831
    Animal ID: A185831 
    Intake Date: 10/1/2014
    Name: JANIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  34. Animal ID: A301660
    Animal ID: A301660 
    Intake Date: 10/25/2014
    Name: ASTRID
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
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  35. Animal ID: A301659
    Animal ID: A301659 
    Intake Date: 10/25/2014
    Name: IRIS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
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  36. Animal ID: A301658
    Animal ID: A301658 
    Intake Date: 10/25/2014
    Name: DUNCAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  37. Animal ID: A301657
    Animal ID: A301657 
    Intake Date: 10/25/2014
    Name: GARRETT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  38. Animal ID: A301656
    Animal ID: A301656 
    Intake Date: 10/25/2014
    Name: LESTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  39. Animal ID: A301647
    Animal ID: A301647 
    Intake Date: 10/24/2014
    Name: CHLOE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: LARGE
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  40. Animal ID: A301628
    Animal ID: A301628 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: COCO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHEPHERD
    Size: MED
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  41. Animal ID: A301627
    Animal ID: A301627 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: ZOEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
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  42. Animal ID: A301622
    Animal ID: A301622 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: EMMETT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: PUPPY
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  43. Animal ID: A301579
    Animal ID: A301579 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: BOSWELL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  44. Animal ID: A301559
    Animal ID: A301559 
    Intake Date: 10/22/2014
    Name: DOTTIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/TERRIER
    Size: TOY
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  45. Animal ID: A301535
    Animal ID: A301535 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: NEMO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  46. Animal ID: A301534
    Animal ID: A301534 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: PRINCESS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  47. Animal ID: A301533
    Animal ID: A301533 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  48. Animal ID: A301512
    Animal ID: A301512 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: HENNESEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  49. Animal ID: A301491
    Animal ID: A301491 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: SASSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  50. Animal ID: A301436
    Animal ID: A301436 
    Intake Date: 10/18/2014
    Name: MAC
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  51. Animal ID: A301434
    Animal ID: A301434 
    Intake Date: 10/18/2014
    Name: LINUS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  52. Animal ID: A301432
    Animal ID: A301432 
    Intake Date: 10/18/2014
    Name: CLOVER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  53. Animal ID: A301380
    Animal ID: A301380 
    Intake Date: 10/17/2014
    Name: TURBO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/BEAGLE
    Size: MED
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  54. Animal ID: A301316
    Animal ID: A301316 
    Intake Date: 10/16/2014
    Name: MOE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  55. Animal ID: A301268
    Animal ID: A301268 
    Intake Date: 10/16/2014
    Name: MARSHALL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AUST SHEPHERD/PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A301220
    Animal ID: A301220 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: KING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  57. Animal ID: A301217
    Animal ID: A301217 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: GWYNN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  58. Animal ID: A301216
    Animal ID: A301216 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: BRADLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  59. Animal ID: A301131
    Animal ID: A301131 
    Intake Date: 10/10/2014
    Name: PEPPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: POODLE MIN
    Size: SMALL
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  60. Animal ID: A301053
    Animal ID: A301053 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: SALLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  61. Animal ID: A300884
    Animal ID: A300884 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: VIVIAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  62. Animal ID: A300815
    Animal ID: A300815 
    Intake Date: 10/4/2014
    Name: FLOSSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
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  63. Animal ID: A300803
    Animal ID: A300803 
    Intake Date: 10/3/2014
    Name: PIP
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  64. Animal ID: A300769
    Animal ID: A300769 
    Intake Date: 10/2/2014
    Name: FREDDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  65. Animal ID: A300768
    Animal ID: A300768 
    Intake Date: 10/2/2014
    Name: EMILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  66. Animal ID: A300491
    Animal ID: A300491 
    Intake Date: 9/25/2014
    Name: POPS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/TERRIER
    Size: MED
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  67. Animal ID: A300133
    Animal ID: A300133 
    Intake Date: 9/21/2014
    Name: DERRICK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  68. Animal ID: A300132
    Animal ID: A300132 
    Intake Date: 9/30/2014
    Name: JETER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  69. Animal ID: A299772
    Animal ID: A299772 
    Intake Date: 9/16/2014
    Name: INDIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
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  70. Animal ID: A299468
    Animal ID: A299468 
    Intake Date: 9/8/2014
    Name: MOYA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  71. Animal ID: A299366
    Animal ID: A299366 
    Intake Date: 9/5/2014
    Name: DODGER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  72. Animal ID: A299142
    Animal ID: A299142 
    Intake Date: 8/30/2014
    Name: OSCAR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  73. Animal ID: A299020
    Animal ID: A299020 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: LUCILLE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  74. Animal ID: A298649
    Animal ID: A298649 
    Intake Date: 8/21/2014
    Name: BUFFY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: MED
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  75. Animal ID: A298288
    Animal ID: A298288 
    Intake Date: 8/13/2014
    Name: HANK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  76. Animal ID: A298192
    Animal ID: A298192 
    Intake Date: 10/17/2014
    Name: KING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  77. Animal ID: A297794
    Animal ID: A297794 
    Intake Date: 8/7/2014
    Name: BOO RADLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  78. Animal ID: A297759
    Animal ID: A297759 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: BENJAMIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  79. Animal ID: A297449
    Animal ID: A297449 
    Intake Date: 7/31/2014
    Name: MURPHY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: FLAT COAT RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  80. Animal ID: A296989
    Animal ID: A296989 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: LIL BIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  81. Animal ID: A296988
    Animal ID: A296988 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: BLONDIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  82. Animal ID: A277117
    Animal ID: A277117 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: SANDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  83. Animal ID: A242863
    Animal ID: A242863 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: LUCKY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: SCHNAUZER STAND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  84. Animal ID: A242852
    Animal ID: A242852 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: CASSIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE
    Size: MED
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  85. Animal ID: A225404
    Animal ID: A225404 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: JAKE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: COLLIE ROUGH
    Size: LARGE
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  86. Animal ID: A301466
    Animal ID: A301466 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: SHELBY
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: F
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report