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: A296888
    Animal ID: A296888 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: CHRISTINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A296886
    Animal ID: A296886 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: PRINCE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  3. Animal ID: A296884
    Animal ID: A296884 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: GARFIELD
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A296701
    Animal ID: A296701 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: MARILYN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  5. Animal ID: A296700
    Animal ID: A296700 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: ALI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  6. Animal ID: A296673
    Animal ID: A296673 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: SELENA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  7. Animal ID: A296672
    Animal ID: A296672 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: SARAPHINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  8. Animal ID: A296671
    Animal ID: A296671 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: WINDY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  9. Animal ID: A296670
    Animal ID: A296670 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: SABRINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  10. Animal ID: A296663
    Animal ID: A296663 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: STORMY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A296653
    Animal ID: A296653 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: YANCY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  12. Animal ID: A296652
    Animal ID: A296652 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: LULU
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  13. Animal ID: A296651
    Animal ID: A296651 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: HELEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  14. Animal ID: A296650
    Animal ID: A296650 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: MIMI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  15. Animal ID: A296647
    Animal ID: A296647 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: MIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  16. Animal ID: A296646
    Animal ID: A296646 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: MOLLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  17. Animal ID: A296370
    Animal ID: A296370 
    Intake Date: 7/10/2014
    Name: OSCAR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  18. Animal ID: A296369
    Animal ID: A296369 
    Intake Date: 7/10/2014
    Name: LEXI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  19. Animal ID: A296368
    Animal ID: A296368 
    Intake Date: 7/10/2014
    Name: GRACIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  20. Animal ID: A296097
    Animal ID: A296097 
    Intake Date: 7/5/2014
    Name: ALLISON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  21. Animal ID: A296096
    Animal ID: A296096 
    Intake Date: 7/5/2014
    Name: JAMES
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  22. Animal ID: A296026
    Animal ID: A296026 
    Intake Date: 7/3/2014
    Name: TOLKIEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  23. Animal ID: A295593
    Animal ID: A295593 
    Intake Date: 6/27/2014
    Name: CASSIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  24. Animal ID: A295336
    Animal ID: A295336 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2014
    Name: JAMIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  25. Animal ID: A295284
    Animal ID: A295284 
    Intake Date: 6/18/2014
    Name: KENZIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  26. Animal ID: A295282
    Animal ID: A295282 
    Intake Date: 6/18/2014
    Name: ZIBA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  27. Animal ID: A294975
    Animal ID: A294975 
    Intake Date: 6/11/2014
    Name: CARMEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  28. Animal ID: A294907
    Animal ID: A294907 
    Intake Date: 6/9/2014
    Name: DIXIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  29. Animal ID: A294556
    Animal ID: A294556 
    Intake Date: 5/31/2014
    Name: BUTTERS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  30. Animal ID: A294555
    Animal ID: A294555 
    Intake Date: 5/31/2014
    Name: BISCUIT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  31. Animal ID: A294308
    Animal ID: A294308 
    Intake Date: 5/24/2014
    Name: SASSY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  32. Animal ID: A293812
    Animal ID: A293812 
    Intake Date: 5/13/2014
    Name: FAWN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  33. Animal ID: A250859
    Animal ID: A250859 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2014
    Name: CHELSEA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  34. Animal ID: A296928
    Animal ID: A296928 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: DUSTIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A296867
    Animal ID: A296867 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: CLARA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  36. Animal ID: A296790
    Animal ID: A296790 
    Intake Date: 7/19/2014
    Name: RILEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A296776
    Animal ID: A296776 
    Intake Date: 7/18/2014
    Name: ROSIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  38. Animal ID: A296773
    Animal ID: A296773 
    Intake Date: 7/18/2014
    Name: BEAR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  39. Animal ID: A296754
    Animal ID: A296754 
    Intake Date: 7/17/2014
    Name: CHANCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  40. Animal ID: A296750
    Animal ID: A296750 
    Intake Date: 7/17/2014
    Name: SADIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: CHOW CHOW
    Size: MED
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  41. Animal ID: A296733
    Animal ID: A296733 
    Intake Date: 7/16/2014
    Name: LEO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  42. Animal ID: A296730
    Animal ID: A296730 
    Intake Date: 7/16/2014
    Name: HUNTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  43. Animal ID: A296695
    Animal ID: A296695 
    Intake Date: 7/29/2014
    Name: SNUGGLES
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  44. Animal ID: A296667
    Animal ID: A296667 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: JASMINE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  45. Animal ID: A296660
    Animal ID: A296660 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: BOBBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  46. Animal ID: A296577
    Animal ID: A296577 
    Intake Date: 7/12/2014
    Name: MAX
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  47. Animal ID: A296442
    Animal ID: A296442 
    Intake Date: 7/10/2014
    Name: SHELLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  48. Animal ID: A296228
    Animal ID: A296228 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2014
    Name: CASH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  49. Animal ID: A296156
    Animal ID: A296156 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2014
    Name: CADI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  50. Animal ID: A296112
    Animal ID: A296112 
    Intake Date: 7/5/2014
    Name: LIZZIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  51. Animal ID: A296111
    Animal ID: A296111 
    Intake Date: 7/5/2014
    Name: JANE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  52. Animal ID: A296082
    Animal ID: A296082 
    Intake Date: 7/5/2014
    Name: BONZAI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  53. Animal ID: A295574
    Animal ID: A295574 
    Intake Date: 6/27/2014
    Name: LIVY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  54. Animal ID: A295564
    Animal ID: A295564 
    Intake Date: 6/26/2014
    Name: POPI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
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  55. Animal ID: A295556
    Animal ID: A295556 
    Intake Date: 6/26/2014
    Name: TUX
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A295521
    Animal ID: A295521 
    Intake Date: 6/26/2014
    Name: BROWNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  57. Animal ID: A295396
    Animal ID: A295396 
    Intake Date: 6/21/2014
    Name: OLIVER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  58. Animal ID: A295358
    Animal ID: A295358 
    Intake Date: 6/20/2014
    Name: IVY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: ROTTWEILER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  59. Animal ID: A293443
    Animal ID: A293443 
    Intake Date: 7/29/2014
    Name: COSMO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  60. Animal ID: A292732
    Animal ID: A292732 
    Intake Date: 6/2/2014
    Name: CODY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  61. Animal ID: A283225
    Animal ID: A283225 
    Intake Date: 11/22/2013
    Name: MINI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  62. Animal ID: A211302
    Animal ID: A211302 
    Intake Date: 7/28/2014
    Name: FOXY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/CHOW CHOW
    Size: MED
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