Forsyth County Animal Shelter

Find Forsyth County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation PO Box 1597 Clemmons NC 27012 336-723-3647


Forsyth County Animal Shelter 1200 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem NC 27105 336-703-2490

Forsyth Humane Society 61 Miller Street Winston-Salem NC 27104 336-721-1303

Friends of the Shelter PO Box 24125 Winston-Salem NC 27114 336-408-1539

Lake Country Animal Rescue Adoptions, Inc. 149 Park Circle Southwest Winston-Salem NC 27101 252-676-6706

Let's Pet 3193 Peters Creek Parkway Winston-Salem NC 27127 336-784-6200

Nc Shelter Rescue, Inc. 7039 Windrift Court Clemmons NC 27012 336-655-7140

Ndk Pit Bull Rescue 2900 Kecoughtan Road Pfafftown NC 27040 336-462-1219

North Carolina Equine Rescue League PO Box 352 Kernersville NC 27285 336-720-9257

Winston Salem Animal Control 1110 7th Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 336-703-2490

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.