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Forsyth County Animal Shelter is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Their Animal Service Officers enforce North Carolina state law and Forsyth County ordinances related to animal welfare, cruelty, neglect, licensing, and rabies enforcement. The shelter partners with multiple animal welfare groups to make sure the furry friends in their care are happy and safe.
Considering adoption from Forsyth County Animal Shelter? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Forsyth County has contracted with Forsyth Humane Society to manage cat and dog intake, care and sheltering, adoptions, foster, and transfers.
Learn more about Forsyth County Humane Society by reading our shelter listing right here on PetLists!
Adoption fees at Forsyth Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations (puppies and kittens may require more boosters that aren’t included), FeLV/FIV testing in cats, heartworm testing and prevention in dogs, initial deworming, microchipping, and a first wellness exam with a participating vet.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.