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Adopt a furry family member from these Winston-Salem animal rescues

These three places have dogs and cats that are available for adoption.

Splitscreen of two black dogs looking at the camera sitting on grass.

Mercury (left) and Moe (right) have been waiting for families the longest at Forsyth County Animal Shelter.

Photo courtesy of Forsyth County County Animal Shelter

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is Tuesday, April 30. Here are facilities in Winston-Salem that work to find animals forever homes.

  • Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF) of Winston-Salem, 302 Thurston St. | Adoption fairs are Saturdays when you can meet dogs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and cats 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | You must live within 45 minutes of AARF to be eligible to adopt. Cat adoption fees are $125. Dog adoption fees are $200-$250.
  • Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 5570 Sturmer Park Circle | Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. + 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (adoptions end a half-hour before closing) | Adoption fees for cats and dogs are currently $75.
  • Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd. | Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. + 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (adoptions end a half-hour before closing) | Cat adoption fees are $50-$125. Dogs and puppies are $75-$225. Veterans and older adults receive discounts.

Can’t adopt? Ask about fostering, volunteering, or consider donating money or supplies.