Adopt!

All animals featured on this site are available for adoption at Forsyth County Animal Control located at 5570 Sturmer Park Circle in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For more information on any animals pictured here, adoption procedures and applications, see below or visit Forsyth County Animal Control’s website or contact Forsyth County Animal Control at (336) 703-DOGS (3647). Project Pearl makes no guarantees regarding the availability, temperament or health of the animals depicted on this site and our Facebook page. Application approvals and outcomes are at the sole discretion of Forsyth County Animal Control.

Important Information about Adopting from Forsyth County Animal Control:

When you have selected the pet you wish to adopt, you will be asked to fill out an application. All applications are reviewed by shelter staff**. The process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the volume of applications and the information needed from applicants. All approved applications stay on file for 6 months, so if you are thinking about adopting, you might want to go ahead and get pre-approved. Then, when you find your furever friend, you can take them home as soon as possible.

Some things to take with you to streamline the application process:

  • Current rabies vaccination information for all current pets
  • Knowledge, if you rent your housing, that your landlord allows pets and that you can afford the pet deposit, if one exists
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Emergency contact information
  • Your vet’s name and phone number, if you have a regular vet or don’t have your pets’ vaccination records readily available

*You MUST meet with the animal IN PERSON to be approved to adopt. No exceptions.*

Location & Hours of Operation:

Forsyth County Animal Control
5570 Sturmer Park Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

12:00 – 5:00 Monday
12:00 – 7:00 Tuesday (open late)
12:00 – 5:00 Wednesday
12:00 – 7:00 Thursday (open late)
12:00 – 5:00 Friday
12:00 – 5:00 Saturday
Closed* Sunday

*Shelter is manned by Furever Friends from 1-4 on Sundays for potential adopters

Additional Notes

All dogs and cats adopted from Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

If the dog or cat you adopt is already spayed or neutered, he/she can go home with you the same date of your adoption. If the dog or cat you adopt is not already spayed or neutered, he/she will be picked up by one of FCAC’s contracted veterinarians on the business day following your adoption. That vet will perform the alteration surgery in the morning, and your new pet will be available to pick up from the vet in the afternoon to allow a few hours recovery time.

The Cost and What it Includes:

Adoption fees for Dogs/Puppies are a differential rate to encourage the adoption of older animals. For example, the fee for a dog under 3 years of age would be $117.00 and a 4 year old dog $97.00. The fee includes:

  • Initial medical exam
  • Initial deworming
  • Initial heartworm screening
  • Parvo – Distemper vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination and tag
  • Microchip ID and registration
  • Mandatory spay or neuter
  • Dog license

Adoption fees for Cats/Kittens are a differential rate to encourage the adoption of older animals. For example, the fee for a cat under 3 years of age would be $97.00 and a 4 year old cat $81.00. The fee includes:

  • Initial medical exam
  • Initial FeLV/FTV screening
  • Initial deworming
  • FVRCP vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination and tag
  • Microchip ID and registration
  • Mandatory spay or neuter
  • Cat license

The fees for pets that are already spayed/neutered are reduced significantly.

Payment Methods:

Please note, FCAC only accepts cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order as payment at this time. FCAC DOES NOT have debit or credit card capabilities at this time.

Project Pearl makes no guarantees regarding the availability, temperament or health of the animals depicted on this site and our Facebook page. Application approvals and outcomes are at the sole discretion of Forsyth County Animal Control.