The Guilford County Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in Guilford County. All donations made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter are tax deductible.

We are a professional, caring organization devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County, N.C. We strive to humanely care for all the animals and work diligently to return lost animals to their owners.

We are committed to making every adoption of every animal a positive, permanent experience for both the animals and the pet owner. We also conduct community awareness programs such as education on pet care and responsibility, as well as pet therapy at senior residence homes.

The Guilford County Animal Shelter is committed to placing every adoptable animal into a new home. When we have an animal that cannot be placed by our organization, we work collaboratively with other rescue organizations to help place specific dogs, cats, livestock, exotic and wildlife. We will contact rescues that we have visited, or have received their license and other information to satisfy their good standing, and work with them for placement.

The Guilford County Animal Shelter is committed to every animal that arrives at our facility. Our staff is devoted to treating every animal with a curable illness in order to help it get adopted. We are proud to have a 97% success rate with dogs and a 78% success rate with cats.


Interested in applying for a position? Come in to fill out an employment application at our location 4525 W. Wendover Ave. Greensboro, NC 27409.

Hours of Operation

Adoption and Redemption Facilities are open for operation during the following hours.

Sunday: 1:00pm –  5:00pm

Monday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm