Forsyth Humane Society

Forsyth Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting the compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. We are committed to: placing cats and dogs into loving homes; advancing community understanding of the benefits of animal companionship; providing needed resources to the pet community; supporting a no-kill adoption center and the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats.

How to Adopt

Adopting a pet can be a 15+ year commitment. The objective of our adoption program is to find appropriate homes for each adoptable animal. You must be 21 years or older to adopt from us.

An appropriate home is one in which the prospective adopter is willing and able to provide for the needs of an animal. These needs include:

  • proper nutrition
  • shelter
  • grooming
  • exercise
  • training
  • veterinary care
  • attention and affection

Every animal is unique and it is important to match each pet to the right family to ensure a successful adoption.

When you are ready to adopt your new pet:

1. Come visit us at our Adoption and Resource Center and meet our adoptable animals.

2. Once you have a selected a potential new pet, you’ll work with one of our knowledgeable Adoption Counselors, review the arrangements you’ve made for your new pet and review his or her medical history, current vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter surgery, and behavioral needs. This is a great time to ask about training, veterinary care, proper nutrition, grooming or anything else you’d like to know.

You are also welcome to meet with an Adoption Counselor prior to choosing a pet to adopt to discuss recommended matches!

3. Keep in mind we stop adoptions one hour before close!

If you are interested in one of the dogs in the A New Leash on Life program please fill out this NLOL Adoption Form. Once an application is approved staff can arrange for a meet and greet.

All animals adopted through the FHS are spayed or neutered as a condition of adoption.

Your adoption fee covers the following:

Cats and Kittens
$100 fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • FELV/FIV Test
  • 1st Distemper Vaccine (kittens may require additional boosters not included)
  • Initial Deworming
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention (while in facility)*
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • 30-day Free Health Insurance
  • 24PetWatch Microchip & Registration
  • 1st Wellness Exam with a Participating Vet
  • 1-year Membership to Forsyth Humane Society

Dogs and Puppies
$150 fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • 1st Distemper Vaccine (puppies will require additional boosters that are not included)
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccine (kennel cough)
  • Initial Deworming
  • Heartworm Exam (dogs 6 months and older)
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention (while in facility)
  • 30-day Free Health Insurance
  • 24PetWatch Microchip & Registration
  • 1st Wellness Exam with a Participating Vet
  • 1-year Membership to Forsyth Humane Society

A New Leash On Life Graduate (Dog)
$200 fee includes:

  • 10 weeks of obedience and agility training
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Distemper Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccine (kennel cough)
  • Initial Deworming
  • Heartworm Exam (dogs 6 months and older)
  • Heartworm and Flea Prevention (while in facility)
  • 30-day Free Health Insurance
  • 24PetWatch Microchip & Registration
  • 1st Wellness Exam with a Participating Vet
  • 1-year Membership to Forsyth Humane Society