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: A307479
    Animal ID: A307479 
    Intake Date: 1/24/2015
    Name: SCOOBY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  2. Animal ID: A307477
    Animal ID: A307477 
    Intake Date: 1/24/2015
    Name: CHARLEIGH
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  3. Animal ID: A307452
    Animal ID: A307452 
    Intake Date: 1/23/2015
    Name: AUDREY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  4. Animal ID: A307443
    Animal ID: A307443 
    Intake Date: 1/23/2015
    Name: DAMON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  5. Animal ID: A307280
    Animal ID: A307280 
    Intake Date: 1/21/2015
    Name: CUTIE PIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  6. Animal ID: A307182
    Animal ID: A307182 
    Intake Date: 1/18/2015
    Name: PIXIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  7. Animal ID: A307170
    Animal ID: A307170 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: TUX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  8. Animal ID: A307147
    Animal ID: A307147 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: ETHAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  9. 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
  10. Animal ID: A306681
    Animal ID: A306681 
    Intake Date: 1/12/2015
    Name: MR. NICK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  11. Animal ID: A306493
    Animal ID: A306493 
    Intake Date: 1/9/2015
    Name: DARCY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  12. Animal ID: A306345
    Animal ID: A306345 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: LUCY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  13. Animal ID: A306080
    Animal ID: A306080 
    Intake Date: 12/29/2014
    Name: THEODORE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
    View Detail Report
  14. Animal ID: A305588
    Animal ID: A305588 
    Intake Date: 12/20/2014
    Name: SILVIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  15. Animal ID: A305068
    Animal ID: A305068 
    Intake Date: 12/16/2014
    Name: LORETTA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  16. Animal ID: A304459
    Animal ID: A304459 
    Intake Date: 12/10/2014
    Name: ROMA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  17. Animal ID: A304380
    Animal ID: A304380 
    Intake Date: 12/9/2014
    Name: HARVEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  18. Animal ID: A303565
    Animal ID: A303565 
    Intake Date: 11/29/2014
    Name: EMILIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
    View Detail Report
  19. Animal ID: A303344
    Animal ID: A303344 
    Intake Date: 11/24/2014
    Name: GEM
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  20. Animal ID: A303343
    Animal ID: A303343 
    Intake Date: 11/24/2014
    Name: JIMMY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  21. Animal ID: A265511
    Animal ID: A265511 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: KYLA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  22. Animal ID: A307521
    Animal ID: A307521 
    Intake Date: 1/26/2015
    Name: DOROTHY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BULLMASTIFF
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  23. Animal ID: A307403
    Animal ID: A307403 
    Intake Date: 1/23/2015
    Name: ELODIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  24. 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
  25. Animal ID: A307371
    Animal ID: A307371 
    Intake Date: 1/22/2015
    Name: ANNA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  26. Animal ID: A307364
    Animal ID: A307364 
    Intake Date: 1/22/2015
    Name: SAWYER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  27. Animal ID: A307266
    Animal ID: A307266 
    Intake Date: 1/20/2015
    Name: CEDER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  28. Animal ID: A307258
    Animal ID: A307258 
    Intake Date: 1/20/2015
    Name: THOMAS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
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  29. Animal ID: A307201
    Animal ID: A307201 
    Intake Date: 1/18/2015
    Name: STERLING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: ST BERNARD/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  30. Animal ID: A307187
    Animal ID: A307187 
    Intake Date: 1/18/2015
    Name: KEIFER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  31. Animal ID: A307168
    Animal ID: A307168 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: ROLLO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  32. Animal ID: A307167
    Animal ID: A307167 
    Intake Date: 1/17/2015
    Name: RUPERT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  33. 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
  34. 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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  35. Animal ID: A307149
    Animal ID: A307149 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  36. Animal ID: A307148
    Animal ID: A307148 
    Intake Date: 1/16/2015
    Name: MIRA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  37. Animal ID: A306989
    Animal ID: A306989 
    Intake Date: 1/15/2015
    Name: LAYLA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  38. Animal ID: A306987
    Animal ID: A306987 
    Intake Date: 1/15/2015
    Name: EDISON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  39. Animal ID: A306940
    Animal ID: A306940 
    Intake Date: 1/15/2015
    Name: MERCER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  40. Animal ID: A306878
    Animal ID: A306878 
    Intake Date: 1/14/2015
    Name: ROWLAND
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  41. Animal ID: A306696
    Animal ID: A306696 
    Intake Date: 1/12/2015
    Name: PERSIA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/GERM SHEPHERD
    Size: LARGE
    View Detail Report
  42. Animal ID: A306586
    Animal ID: A306586 
    Intake Date: 1/10/2015
    Name: WILLOW
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  43. Animal ID: A306487
    Animal ID: A306487 
    Intake Date: 1/8/2015
    Name: DERBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  44. Animal ID: A306360
    Animal ID: A306360 
    Intake Date: 1/6/2015
    Name: DECLAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  45. Animal ID: A306314
    Animal ID: A306314 
    Intake Date: 1/5/2015
    Name: MADISON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  46. Animal ID: A306313
    Animal ID: A306313 
    Intake Date: 1/5/2015
    Name: NORA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  47. Animal ID: A306311
    Animal ID: A306311 
    Intake Date: 1/5/2015
    Name: KARINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
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  48. Animal ID: A306309
    Animal ID: A306309 
    Intake Date: 1/5/2015
    Name: PERRY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  49. Animal ID: A306230
    Animal ID: A306230 
    Intake Date: 1/1/2015
    Name: BUDDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  50. Animal ID: A306107
    Animal ID: A306107 
    Intake Date: 12/29/2014
    Name: MARTI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  51. Animal ID: A306035
    Animal ID: A306035 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2014
    Name: DIEGO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
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  52. Animal ID: A306034
    Animal ID: A306034 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2014
    Name: DEMPSEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  53. Animal ID: A306031
    Animal ID: A306031 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2014
    Name: DAVIS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  54. Animal ID: A306029
    Animal ID: A306029 
    Intake Date: 12/26/2014
    Name: LACEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  55. 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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  56. Animal ID: A305338
    Animal ID: A305338 
    Intake Date: 12/18/2014
    Name: VALENTINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  57. Animal ID: A305337
    Animal ID: A305337 
    Intake Date: 12/18/2014
    Name: VIOLET
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  58. Animal ID: A304801
    Animal ID: A304801 
    Intake Date: 12/12/2014
    Name: CLANCY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SH POINT/BOXER
    Size: LARGE
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  59. Animal ID: A303856
    Animal ID: A303856 
    Intake Date: 12/3/2014
    Name: WALDEN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
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  60. Animal ID: A303828
    Animal ID: A303828 
    Intake Date: 1/4/2015
    Name: WINNIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  61. Animal ID: A285684
    Animal ID: A285684 
    Intake Date: 1/2/2015
    Name: SELBY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
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  62. 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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