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: A298296
    Animal ID: A298296 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2014
    Name: LAILEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  2. Animal ID: A298295
    Animal ID: A298295 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2014
    Name: MELO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  3. Animal ID: A298294
    Animal ID: A298294 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2014
    Name: LEO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  4. Animal ID: A298246
    Animal ID: A298246 
    Intake Date: 8/13/2014
    Name: MELODY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  5. Animal ID: A298149
    Animal ID: A298149 
    Intake Date: 8/11/2014
    Name: MORINK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  6. Animal ID: A297898
    Animal ID: A297898 
    Intake Date: 8/8/2014
    Name: STEVE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  7. Animal ID: A297896
    Animal ID: A297896 
    Intake Date: 8/8/2014
    Name: CRYBABY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  8. Animal ID: A297893
    Animal ID: A297893 
    Intake Date: 8/8/2014
    Name: COAL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  9. Animal ID: A297773
    Animal ID: A297773 
    Intake Date: 8/6/2014
    Name: KEEKLEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  10. Animal ID: A297751
    Animal ID: A297751 
    Intake Date: 8/6/2014
    Name: BROCK
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  11. Animal ID: A297628
    Animal ID: A297628 
    Intake Date: 8/4/2014
    Name: BABY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  12. Animal ID: A297501
    Animal ID: A297501 
    Intake Date: 8/1/2014
    Name: SMOKEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: KITTN
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  13. Animal ID: A297342
    Animal ID: A297342 
    Intake Date: 7/29/2014
    Name: PRINCE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: LARGE
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  14. Animal ID: A296673
    Animal ID: A296673 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: SELENA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  15. 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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  16. Animal ID: A296670
    Animal ID: A296670 
    Intake Date: 7/15/2014
    Name: SABRINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  17. Animal ID: A296652
    Animal ID: A296652 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: LULU
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  18. Animal ID: A296651
    Animal ID: A296651 
    Intake Date: 7/14/2014
    Name: HELEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Animal ID: A293588
    Animal ID: A293588 
    Intake Date: 8/1/2014
    Name: SCAR
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  30. Animal ID: A293457
    Animal ID: A293457 
    Intake Date: 8/5/2014
    Name: MAX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  31. Animal ID: A298394
    Animal ID: A298394 
    Intake Date: 8/15/2014
    Name: DANI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  32. Animal ID: A298387
    Animal ID: A298387 
    Intake Date: 8/15/2014
    Name: RED
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  33. Animal ID: A298381
    Animal ID: A298381 
    Intake Date: 8/15/2014
    Name: CHICKLET
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: DACHSHUND SH/PUG
    Size: TOY
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  34. Animal ID: A298333
    Animal ID: A298333 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2014
    Name: SHADOW
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  35. Animal ID: A298303
    Animal ID: A298303 
    Intake Date: 8/14/2014
    Name: ODIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: SMALL
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  36. Animal ID: A298289
    Animal ID: A298289 
    Intake Date: 8/13/2014
    Name: ROSLYN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: MIN PINSCHER
    Size: SMALL
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  37. Animal ID: A298192
    Animal ID: A298192 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2014
    Name: KING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  38. Animal ID: A298191
    Animal ID: A298191 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2014
    Name: SINCLAIR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AUST SHEPHERD/TERRIER
    Size: PUPPY
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  39. Animal ID: A298189
    Animal ID: A298189 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2014
    Name: SAM
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: ENG FOXHOUND
    Size: MED
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  40. Animal ID: A298187
    Animal ID: A298187 
    Intake Date: 8/12/2014
    Name: SUZY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: PUPPY
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  41. Animal ID: A298111
    Animal ID: A298111 
    Intake Date: 8/11/2014
    Name: EBONY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/AM PIT BULL TER
    Size: MED
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  42. Animal ID: A298000
    Animal ID: A298000 
    Intake Date: 8/10/2014
    Name: RUPERT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TERRIER/CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
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  43. Animal ID: A297999
    Animal ID: A297999 
    Intake Date: 8/10/2014
    Name: FOXY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH
    Size: SMALL
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  44. Animal ID: A297920
    Animal ID: A297920 
    Intake Date: 8/8/2014
    Name: CARA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BEAGLE/MIX
    Size: MED
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  45. Animal ID: A297855
    Animal ID: A297855 
    Intake Date: 8/7/2014
    Name: EVA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GREAT DANE/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  46. 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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  47. Animal ID: A297784
    Animal ID: A297784 
    Intake Date: 8/6/2014
    Name: EMERSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  48. Animal ID: A297759
    Animal ID: A297759 
    Intake Date: 8/6/2014
    Name: BENJAMIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  49. Animal ID: A297574
    Animal ID: A297574 
    Intake Date: 8/3/2014
    Name: OLLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: PUPPY
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  50. Animal ID: A297114
    Animal ID: A297114 
    Intake Date: 7/24/2014
    Name: ALLIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: HOUND/CHINESE SHARPEI
    Size: MED
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  51. Animal ID: A296986
    Animal ID: A296986 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: RUSTY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: MED
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  52. Animal ID: A296867
    Animal ID: A296867 
    Intake Date: 7/21/2014
    Name: CLARA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  53. Animal ID: A296147
    Animal ID: A296147 
    Intake Date: 7/7/2014
    Name: PIPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG/MIX
    Size: MED
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  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: A295396
    Animal ID: A295396 
    Intake Date: 6/21/2014
    Name: OLIVER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: MED
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  56. Animal ID: A290385
    Animal ID: A290385 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2014
    Name: RIO
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: GREAT DANE/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: X-LRG
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  57. Animal ID: A168277
    Animal ID: A168277 
    Intake Date: 6/12/2014
    Name: BLOSSOM
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SHIH TZU
    Size: TOY
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  58. Animal ID: A095969
    Animal ID: A095969 
    Intake Date: 8/2/2014
    Name: COOPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: TIBETAN SPAN/MIX
    Size: MED
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