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: A302696
    Animal ID: A302696 
    Intake Date: 11/15/2014
    Name: ELSA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: LARGE
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  2. Animal ID: A302662
    Animal ID: A302662 
    Intake Date: 11/14/2014
    Name: MISSY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  3. Animal ID: A302423
    Animal ID: A302423 
    Intake Date: 11/11/2014
    Name: WILSON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  4. Animal ID: A302296
    Animal ID: A302296 
    Intake Date: 11/9/2014
    Name: HOLMES
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  5. Animal ID: A302178
    Animal ID: A302178 
    Intake Date: 11/6/2014
    Name: JORDAN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  6. Animal ID: A302177
    Animal ID: A302177 
    Intake Date: 11/6/2014
    Name: ZOE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  7. Animal ID: A302176
    Animal ID: A302176 
    Intake Date: 11/6/2014
    Name: VIRGINIA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  8. Animal ID: A302017
    Animal ID: A302017 
    Intake Date: 11/1/2014
    Name: MADELINE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  9. Animal ID: A302011
    Animal ID: A302011 
    Intake Date: 11/1/2014
    Name: TIGER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  10. Animal ID: A302009
    Animal ID: A302009 
    Intake Date: 11/1/2014
    Name: POSEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  11. Animal ID: A301894
    Animal ID: A301894 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: FENDI
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC LH
    Size: MED
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  12. Animal ID: A301643
    Animal ID: A301643 
    Intake Date: 10/24/2014
    Name: TRINA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  13. Animal ID: A301642
    Animal ID: A301642 
    Intake Date: 10/24/2014
    Name: TREY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  14. Animal ID: A301641
    Animal ID: A301641 
    Intake Date: 10/24/2014
    Name: TRIPP
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  15. Animal ID: A301603
    Animal ID: A301603 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: LYLA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: RAGDOLL
    Size: KITTN
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  16. Animal ID: A301581
    Animal ID: A301581 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: HANSEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  17. Animal ID: A301580
    Animal ID: A301580 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: DEBRA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  18. Animal ID: A301226
    Animal ID: A301226 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: EDEN
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  19. Animal ID: A301225
    Animal ID: A301225 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: ABRA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  20. Animal ID: A301224
    Animal ID: A301224 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: HARPO
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  21. Animal ID: A301223
    Animal ID: A301223 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: SABRA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  22. Animal ID: A301054
    Animal ID: A301054 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: PIPER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  23. Animal ID: A301043
    Animal ID: A301043 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: BIDDIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: KITTN
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  24. Animal ID: A300967
    Animal ID: A300967 
    Intake Date: 10/7/2014
    Name: OPAL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  25. Animal ID: A300916
    Animal ID: A300916 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: PHIL
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  26. Animal ID: A300891
    Animal ID: A300891 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: KARA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  27. Animal ID: A300820
    Animal ID: A300820 
    Intake Date: 10/4/2014
    Name: SIMON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  28. Animal ID: A300225
    Animal ID: A300225 
    Intake Date: 11/10/2014
    Name: ELTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  29. Animal ID: A300204
    Animal ID: A300204 
    Intake Date: 9/22/2014
    Name: WHITNEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: F
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  30. Animal ID: A300201
    Animal ID: A300201 
    Intake Date: 9/22/2014
    Name: ALBERT
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: KITTN
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  31. Animal ID: A299479
    Animal ID: A299479 
    Intake Date: 11/15/2014
    Name: NALA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: AMER SH
    Size: KITTN
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  32. Animal ID: A299478
    Animal ID: A299478 
    Intake Date: 11/15/2014
    Name: COTTON
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: AMER SH
    Size: KITTN
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  33. Animal ID: A295463
    Animal ID: A295463 
    Intake Date: 6/24/2014
    Name: MONKEY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: KITTN
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  34. Animal ID: A292888
    Animal ID: A292888 
    Intake Date: 11/11/2014
    Name: KARMA
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  35. Animal ID: A242934
    Animal ID: A242934 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: LILLY
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC MH
    Size: MED
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  36. Animal ID: A242868
    Animal ID: A242868 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: POWDER
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  37. Animal ID: A242860
    Animal ID: A242860 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: MINNIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  38. Animal ID: A242855
    Animal ID: A242855 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: MAX
    Type: CAT
    Sex: M
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  39. Animal ID: A242854
    Animal ID: A242854 
    Intake Date: 7/22/2014
    Name: BLU
    Type: CAT
    Sex: N
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: MED
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  40. Animal ID: A185831
    Animal ID: A185831 
    Intake Date: 10/1/2014
    Name: JANIE
    Type: CAT
    Sex: S
    Breed: DOMESTIC SH
    Size: SMALL
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  41. Animal ID: A302703
    Animal ID: A302703 
    Intake Date: 11/15/2014
    Name: VANCE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER
    Size: SMALL
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  42. Animal ID: A302686
    Animal ID: A302686 
    Intake Date: 11/14/2014
    Name: RIGGS
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BEAGLE/LABRADOR RETR
    Size: MED
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  43. Animal ID: A302670
    Animal ID: A302670 
    Intake Date: 11/14/2014
    Name: COPPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: LARGE
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  44. Animal ID: A302589
    Animal ID: A302589 
    Intake Date: 11/13/2014
    Name: SCOOTER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SCOT TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  45. Animal ID: A302572
    Animal ID: A302572 
    Intake Date: 11/13/2014
    Name: HUTCH
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/DALMATIAN
    Size: LARGE
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  46. Animal ID: A302571
    Animal ID: A302571 
    Intake Date: 11/13/2014
    Name: ROSA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: ROTTWEILER
    Size: SMALL
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  47. Animal ID: A302570
    Animal ID: A302570 
    Intake Date: 11/13/2014
    Name: RITA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: BOXER/CHOW CHOW
    Size: PUPPY
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  48. Animal ID: A302487
    Animal ID: A302487 
    Intake Date: 11/12/2014
    Name: HOOPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: HOUND
    Size: LARGE
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  49. Animal ID: A302474
    Animal ID: A302474 
    Intake Date: 11/12/2014
    Name: ISABEL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: POODLE MIN/JACK RUSS TERR
    Size: SMALL
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  50. Animal ID: A302353
    Animal ID: A302353 
    Intake Date: 11/10/2014
    Name: PATTY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  51. Animal ID: A302270
    Animal ID: A302270 
    Intake Date: 11/8/2014
    Name: PROMISE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
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  52. Animal ID: A302130
    Animal ID: A302130 
    Intake Date: 11/5/2014
    Name: FRANKLIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR
    Size: SMALL
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  53. Animal ID: A302091
    Animal ID: A302091 
    Intake Date: 11/4/2014
    Name: ALDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: COLLIE
    Size: MED
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  54. Animal ID: A302081
    Animal ID: A302081 
    Intake Date: 11/4/2014
    Name: WILSON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  55. Animal ID: A302074
    Animal ID: A302074 
    Intake Date: 11/3/2014
    Name: JASPER
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SHIH TZU
    Size: TOY
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  56. Animal ID: A302073
    Animal ID: A302073 
    Intake Date: 11/3/2014
    Name: DARCY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/DACHSHUND MIN
    Size: TOY
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  57. Animal ID: A302016
    Animal ID: A302016 
    Intake Date: 11/1/2014
    Name: BREI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: CAROLINA DOG
    Size: LARGE
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  58. Animal ID: A302015
    Animal ID: A302015 
    Intake Date: 11/1/2014
    Name: GOLDIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GOLDEN RETR/BASSET HOUND
    Size: LARGE
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  59. Animal ID: A301903
    Animal ID: A301903 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: JAYNE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  60. Animal ID: A301901
    Animal ID: A301901 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: MARTI
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  61. Animal ID: A301900
    Animal ID: A301900 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: CORINA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  62. Animal ID: A301898
    Animal ID: A301898 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: FINN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  63. Animal ID: A301896
    Animal ID: A301896 
    Intake Date: 10/29/2014
    Name: RIP
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: SIBERIAN HUSKY/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  64. Animal ID: A301627
    Animal ID: A301627 
    Intake Date: 10/23/2014
    Name: ZOEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: MED
    View Detail Report
  65. Animal ID: A301533
    Animal ID: A301533 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: BANDIT
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: CHIHUAHUA SH/MIX
    Size: MED
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  66. Animal ID: A301513
    Animal ID: A301513 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: BARRON
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BULLDOG/MIX
    Size: LARGE
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  67. Animal ID: A301512
    Animal ID: A301512 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: HENNESEY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  68. Animal ID: A301268
    Animal ID: A301268 
    Intake Date: 10/16/2014
    Name: MARSHALL
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: AUST SHEPHERD/PIT BULL
    Size: MED
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  69. Animal ID: A301220
    Animal ID: A301220 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: KING
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: BOXER/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  70. Animal ID: A301217
    Animal ID: A301217 
    Intake Date: 10/14/2014
    Name: GWYNN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  71. Animal ID: A301053
    Animal ID: A301053 
    Intake Date: 10/9/2014
    Name: SALLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  72. Animal ID: A300884
    Animal ID: A300884 
    Intake Date: 10/6/2014
    Name: VIVIAN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: MED
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  73. Animal ID: A300815
    Animal ID: A300815 
    Intake Date: 10/4/2014
    Name: FLOSSY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: LARGE
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  74. Animal ID: A300769
    Animal ID: A300769 
    Intake Date: 10/2/2014
    Name: FREDDY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: PIT BULL/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  75. Animal ID: A300768
    Animal ID: A300768 
    Intake Date: 10/2/2014
    Name: EMILY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
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  76. Animal ID: A300122
    Animal ID: A300122 
    Intake Date: 9/20/2014
    Name: TALLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BLOODHOUND
    Size: LARGE
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  77. Animal ID: A299468
    Animal ID: A299468 
    Intake Date: 9/8/2014
    Name: MOYA
    Type: DOG
    Sex: F
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  78. Animal ID: A299142
    Animal ID: A299142 
    Intake Date: 8/30/2014
    Name: OSCAR
    Type: DOG
    Sex: M
    Breed: TERRIER/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  79. Animal ID: A299020
    Animal ID: A299020 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: LUCILLE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: PIT BULL
    Size: PUPPY
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  80. Animal ID: A298550
    Animal ID: A298550 
    Intake Date: 8/19/2014
    Name: HOLLY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: TIBETAN SPAN/MIX
    Size: SMALL
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  81. Animal ID: A297759
    Animal ID: A297759 
    Intake Date: 10/21/2014
    Name: BENJAMIN
    Type: DOG
    Sex: N
    Breed: LABRADOR RETR/MIX
    Size: MED
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  82. Animal ID: A293897
    Animal ID: A293897 
    Intake Date: 11/16/2014
    Name: JADE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: GERM SHEPHERD/MIX
    Size: PUPPY
    View Detail Report
  83. Animal ID: A270803
    Animal ID: A270803 
    Intake Date: 11/5/2014
    Name: MISTY
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BEAGLE/PEKINGESE
    Size: SMALL
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  84. Animal ID: A242852
    Animal ID: A242852 
    Intake Date: 11/6/2014
    Name: CASSIE
    Type: DOG
    Sex: S
    Breed: BORDER COLLIE
    Size: MED
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  85. Animal ID: A301466
    Animal ID: A301466 
    Intake Date: 10/20/2014
    Name: SHELBY
    Type: OTHER
    Sex: F
    Breed: GUINEA PIG
    Size: SMALL
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