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: A310181
    Animal ID: A310181 
    Intake Date: 3/23/2015
    Name: MS FRISKY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A310094
    Animal ID: A310094 
    Intake Date: 3/20/2015
    Name: PUMPKIN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  3. Animal ID: A310040
    Animal ID: A310040 
    Intake Date: 3/19/2015
    Name: ARTHUR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  4. Animal ID: A310029
    Animal ID: A310029 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: BABS
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  5. Animal ID: A310027
    Animal ID: A310027 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: MONROE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: SMALL
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  6. Animal ID: A310026
    Animal ID: A310026 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: SALEM
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: SMALL
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  7. Animal ID: A310014
    Animal ID: A310014 
    Intake Date: 3/18/2015
    Name: GINGER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  8. Animal ID: A309886
    Animal ID: A309886 
    Intake Date: 3/16/2015
    Name: LUKE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  9. Animal ID: A309759
    Animal ID: A309759 
    Intake Date: 3/12/2015
    Name: JOLENE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: SMALL
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  10. Animal ID: A309545
    Animal ID: A309545 
    Intake Date: 3/10/2015
    Name: SHAW
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  11. Animal ID: A309343
    Animal ID: A309343 
    Intake Date: 3/5/2015
    Name: CARLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  12. Animal ID: A309260
    Animal ID: A309260 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: ALDRICH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  13. Animal ID: A309257
    Animal ID: A309257 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: CLOVER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  14. Animal ID: A309254
    Animal ID: A309254 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: POPPIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  15. Animal ID: A309251
    Animal ID: A309251 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: HARPER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  16. Animal ID: A309248
    Animal ID: A309248 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: LUCINE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  17. Animal ID: A309137
    Animal ID: A309137 
    Intake Date: 2/28/2015
    Name: MADISON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  18. Animal ID: A308932
    Animal ID: A308932 
    Intake Date: 2/24/2015
    Name: LERA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Animal ID: A307267
    Animal ID: A307267 
    Intake Date: 1/20/2015
    Name: KIRKLAND
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  23. Animal ID: A310197
    Animal ID: A310197 
    Intake Date: 3/23/2015
    Name: STELLA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  24. Animal ID: A310130
    Animal ID: A310130 
    Intake Date: 3/21/2015
    Name: ELIZA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/GOLDEN RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  25. Animal ID: A310108
    Animal ID: A310108 
    Intake Date: 3/21/2015
    Name: ROSCOE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE/TERRIER
    Size: PUPPY
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  26. Animal ID: A310083
    Animal ID: A310083 
    Intake Date: 3/20/2015
    Name: MEG
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  27. Animal ID: A309981
    Animal ID: A309981 
    Intake Date: 3/17/2015
    Name: SAM
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: LARGE
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  28. Animal ID: A309939
    Animal ID: A309939 
    Intake Date: 3/17/2015
    Name: MAY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  29. Animal ID: A309816
    Animal ID: A309816 
    Intake Date: 3/14/2015
    Name: TESS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  30. Animal ID: A309755
    Animal ID: A309755 
    Intake Date: 3/12/2015
    Name: HOKIE POKIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  31. Animal ID: A309688
    Animal ID: A309688 
    Intake Date: 3/11/2015
    Name: TILLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BLACKMOUTH CUR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  32. Animal ID: A309686
    Animal ID: A309686 
    Intake Date: 3/11/2015
    Name: MILLER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AKITA/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  33. Animal ID: A309660
    Animal ID: A309660 
    Intake Date: 3/10/2015
    Name: PENLEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
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  34. Animal ID: A309603
    Animal ID: A309603 
    Intake Date: 3/10/2015
    Name: DAHLIA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  35. Animal ID: A309496
    Animal ID: A309496 
    Intake Date: 3/9/2015
    Name: BROOK
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  36. Animal ID: A309495
    Animal ID: A309495 
    Intake Date: 3/9/2015
    Name: NARA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  37. Animal ID: A309494
    Animal ID: A309494 
    Intake Date: 3/9/2015
    Name: COLETTE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  38. Animal ID: A309394
    Animal ID: A309394 
    Intake Date: 3/8/2015
    Name: CALDER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: ROTTWEILER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  39. Animal ID: A309390
    Animal ID: A309390 
    Intake Date: 3/7/2015
    Name: JONESY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/HOUND
    Size: SMALL
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  40. Animal ID: A309386
    Animal ID: A309386 
    Intake Date: 3/7/2015
    Name: MYLO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SCHIPPERKE/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  41. Animal ID: A309332
    Animal ID: A309332 
    Intake Date: 3/5/2015
    Name: ELLIS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GREAT PYRENEES/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  42. Animal ID: A309282
    Animal ID: A309282 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: NORIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  43. Animal ID: A309281
    Animal ID: A309281 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: NELLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  44. Animal ID: A309280
    Animal ID: A309280 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: DESTINY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  45. Animal ID: A309278
    Animal ID: A309278 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: ROSIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  46. Animal ID: A309277
    Animal ID: A309277 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: LILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  47. Animal ID: A309276
    Animal ID: A309276 
    Intake Date: 3/3/2015
    Name: MARNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  48. Animal ID: A309138
    Animal ID: A309138 
    Intake Date: 2/28/2015
    Name: TOBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  49. Animal ID: A308730
    Animal ID: A308730 
    Intake Date: 2/19/2015
    Name: QUINNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AMERICAN STAFF/MIX
    Size: MED
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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. Animal ID: A308164
    Animal ID: A308164 
    Intake Date: 2/10/2015
    Name: HAYES
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  53. Animal ID: A307830
    Animal ID: A307830 
    Intake Date: 2/5/2015
    Name: ZENA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  54. 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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  55. Animal ID: A307647
    Animal ID: A307647 
    Intake Date: 1/31/2015
    Name: MARTINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PLOTT HOUND/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  56. Animal ID: A307327
    Animal ID: A307327 
    Intake Date: 3/6/2015
    Name: MISSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  57. Animal ID: A307326
    Animal ID: A307326 
    Intake Date: 3/6/2015
    Name: COSIMA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  58. 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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  59. Animal ID: A306989
    Animal ID: A306989 
    Intake Date: 1/15/2015
    Name: LAYLA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  60. Animal ID: A305013
    Animal ID: A305013 
    Intake Date: 3/21/2015
    Name: GRETA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: HOUND/MIX
    Size: MED
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  61. Animal ID: A303856
    Animal ID: A303856 
    Intake Date: 3/14/2015
    Name: WALDEN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  62. Animal ID: A303594
    Animal ID: A303594 
    Intake Date: 1/31/2015
    Name: DAISY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: STAFFORDSHIRE/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  63. Animal ID: A298740
    Animal ID: A298740 
    Intake Date: 3/24/2015
    Name: BALIEGH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: TOY
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  64. Animal ID: A295396
    Animal ID: A295396 
    Intake Date: 3/4/2015
    Name: OLIVER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  65. Animal ID: A292395
    Animal ID: A292395 
    Intake Date: 2/16/2015
    Name: HONEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  66. Animal ID: A290269
    Animal ID: A290269 
    Intake Date: 3/23/2015
    Name: DAISY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BOXER/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  67. Animal ID: A285684
    Animal ID: A285684 
    Intake Date: 3/20/2015
    Name: SELBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
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  68. Animal ID: A281699
    Animal ID: A281699 
    Intake Date: 3/6/2015
    Name: MERLE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  69. Animal ID: A233368
    Animal ID: A233368 
    Intake Date: 2/27/2015
    Name: SCARLET
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: COLLIE ROUGH/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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