Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here:  This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the statewide Shelter in Place order.

Animal Shelter


To help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, effective March 19, 2020, the Animal Shelter will be performing virtual adoptions and lost animal walk throughs.

Interested in Adopting:

All of our adoptable animals are viewable on our website under the “Adoptable Animals" link. You can learn about each pets’ personality, view photos and videos of the pets, and even little quirks that make the pet unique.

If you see an animal you wish to adopt, please fill out an adoption survey and submit via email to and an Adoption Associate will call you to discuss the next steps.

Dog Adoption Survey

Cat Adoption Survey

Lost an Animal:

If you have lost a pet, please be sure to submit a “Lost Report” via our website when an animal goes missing. The "Lost Report" can be found under the "Report a Lost Animal" link. It is imperative that you include a photo of your pet when submitting the report.  Also, the Forsyth County Animal Shelters web page lists all stray pets that have entered the facility in real time. These pets can be found under the “Lost and Found" tab of our website. You may also call the shelter and we would be happy to virtually walk you through all areas of the shelter to view current pets in our care. If you see your lost pet on our website, please give us a call at 678-965-7185 between the hours of 8:30 and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays. Please call with any questions.

Wish to Surrender a Pet:

All owner surrenders will be considered on an individual basis and we intake by appointment only. Please call the Forsyth County Animal Shelter at 678-965-7185 and an Intake Associate will discuss surrendering procedures. 

The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County.

The shelter opened in August 2014. Construction of the approximately 13,700-square foot facility was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program approved by voters in 2011.


Hours of Operation

Adoptions: Appointment Only 

Reclaim: Appointment Only

Stray Drop Off: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



County Way is located off of GA 400. From GA 400 north, take the first left past the intersection of Hwy. 369, turning onto County Way. The shelter will be on your left.

Adoption Fee and Details

The adoption fee is $85 per animal. Adoption fees include age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea and tick preventative, heartworm test and prevention for dogs and a combo test (Feline Leukemia and FIV) for cats.

For more information: Please call (678) 965-7185

Contact Us

 Address: 4065 County Way
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: 678-965-7185
 Fax: 770-889-8108
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is to provide responsive, efficient and high quality animal care and control services, to preserve and protect animal and public safety, and to maximize the placement of adoptable animals.