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: A292464
    Animal ID: A292464 
    Intake Date: 4/12/2014
    Name: C.A.T.
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A292372
    Animal ID: A292372 
    Intake Date: 4/9/2014
    Name: BENTLEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  3. Animal ID: A292358
    Animal ID: A292358 
    Intake Date: 4/9/2014
    Name: TOBY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  4. Animal ID: A292095
    Animal ID: A292095 
    Intake Date: 4/3/2014
    Name: WISTERIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  5. Animal ID: A292076
    Animal ID: A292076 
    Intake Date: 4/2/2014
    Name: BUBBS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  6. Animal ID: A291924
    Animal ID: A291924 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: MEADOW
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  7. Animal ID: A291611
    Animal ID: A291611 
    Intake Date: 3/26/2014
    Name: WILSON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  8. Animal ID: A291589
    Animal ID: A291589 
    Intake Date: 3/26/2014
    Name: FRED
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A291130
    Animal ID: A291130 
    Intake Date: 3/19/2014
    Name: RAMBO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A290959
    Animal ID: A290959 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2014
    Name: LIL MAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A290872
    Animal ID: A290872 
    Intake Date: 3/15/2014
    Name: PANDA BOO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A290562
    Animal ID: A290562 
    Intake Date: 3/8/2014
    Name: MIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  13. Animal ID: A289590
    Animal ID: A289590 
    Intake Date: 2/20/2014
    Name: DARWICK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  14. Animal ID: A287302
    Animal ID: A287302 
    Intake Date: 1/24/2014
    Name: PIPER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  15. Animal ID: A292513
    Animal ID: A292513 
    Intake Date: 4/14/2014
    Name: CHEETO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIN PINSCHER
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  16. Animal ID: A292395
    Animal ID: A292395 
    Intake Date: 4/10/2014
    Name: BRANDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  17. Animal ID: A292360
    Animal ID: A292360 
    Intake Date: 4/9/2014
    Name: PRINCESS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PUG
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  18. Animal ID: A292237
    Animal ID: A292237 
    Intake Date: 4/8/2014
    Name: SCOTT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  19. Animal ID: A292236
    Animal ID: A292236 
    Intake Date: 4/8/2014
    Name: SHERRI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  20. Animal ID: A292218
    Animal ID: A292218 
    Intake Date: 4/7/2014
    Name: SPIKE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: MIN PINSCHER/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  21. Animal ID: A292210
    Animal ID: A292210 
    Intake Date: 4/6/2014
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  22. Animal ID: A292207
    Animal ID: A292207 
    Intake Date: 4/5/2014
    Name: DRACO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  23. Animal ID: A292187
    Animal ID: A292187 
    Intake Date: 4/4/2014
    Name: COWBOY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  24. Animal ID: A292149
    Animal ID: A292149 
    Intake Date: 4/4/2014
    Name: ALLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: TOY
    View Detail Report
  25. Animal ID: A292092
    Animal ID: A292092 
    Intake Date: 4/3/2014
    Name: ALEXIS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  26. Animal ID: A292062
    Animal ID: A292062 
    Intake Date: 4/2/2014
    Name: COPPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  27. Animal ID: A292019
    Animal ID: A292019 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: DAVE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  28. Animal ID: A292017
    Animal ID: A292017 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: CATHY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  29. Animal ID: A292014
    Animal ID: A292014 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: SHEVA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  30. Animal ID: A292013
    Animal ID: A292013 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: BEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  31. Animal ID: A291970
    Animal ID: A291970 
    Intake Date: 4/1/2014
    Name: LINUS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  32. Animal ID: A291922
    Animal ID: A291922 
    Intake Date: 3/31/2014
    Name: BELLA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A291801
    Animal ID: A291801 
    Intake Date: 3/28/2014
    Name: BRUNO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  34. Animal ID: A291572
    Animal ID: A291572 
    Intake Date: 3/25/2014
    Name: GUS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: ROTTWEILER
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A291380
    Animal ID: A291380 
    Intake Date: 3/22/2014
    Name: KELSI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A291154
    Animal ID: A291154 
    Intake Date: 3/20/2014
    Name: TYSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A290873
    Animal ID: A290873 
    Intake Date: 3/15/2014
    Name: GERALD
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  38. Animal ID: A290832
    Animal ID: A290832 
    Intake Date: 3/14/2014
    Name: ALDEN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  39. Animal ID: A290672
    Animal ID: A290672 
    Intake Date: 3/11/2014
    Name: SNICKERS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  40. Animal ID: A290289
    Animal ID: A290289 
    Intake Date: 3/4/2014
    Name: RUSTY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  41. Animal ID: A290234
    Animal ID: A290234 
    Intake Date: 3/1/2014
    Name: WHEELER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  42. Animal ID: A290121
    Animal ID: A290121 
    Intake Date: 2/27/2014
    Name: MACY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  43. Animal ID: A290113
    Animal ID: A290113 
    Intake Date: 2/27/2014
    Name: HONEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  44. Animal ID: A290100
    Animal ID: A290100 
    Intake Date: 2/27/2014
    Name: DALTON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  45. Animal ID: A289850
    Animal ID: A289850 
    Intake Date: 2/24/2014
    Name: ELI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  46. Animal ID: A288673
    Animal ID: A288673 
    Intake Date: 2/11/2014
    Name: TILLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  47. Animal ID: A286800
    Animal ID: A286800 
    Intake Date: 3/14/2014
    Name: ELTON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  48. Animal ID: A286532
    Animal ID: A286532 
    Intake Date: 1/14/2014
    Name: LUCY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  49. Animal ID: A255325
    Animal ID: A255325 
    Intake Date: 4/5/2014
    Name: LAYLA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  50. Animal ID: A229196
    Animal ID: A229196 
    Intake Date: 1/18/2014
    Name: ARCHIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: LARGE
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