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Pet Adoptions



The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption. 

Our new AnimalCam is up!!  Watch our featured pet room live 24 hours a day! 

Pet visitations end 30 minutes prior to closing daily.

List of adoptable dogs

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List of adoptable others


All Animals (to see all animals currently in our facility, including those listed at the links above, as well as those that are not available for adoption)


facebookVisit us on Facebook to find more photos and stories of adoptable animals, as well as events and other fun news! 


Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for Cats & Kittens is $95 and includes the following services:

  • spaying/neutering
  • deworming
  • vaccinations
  • feline leukemia testing

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The adoption fee for Dogs & Puppies is $115 and includes the following services:

  • spaying/neutering
  • deworming
  • vaccinations
  • heartworm testing


For Senior Citizens (age 65 and over), adoption fees are as follows:

Cat: $25

Dog: $30


Microchips are available for an additional $25 on any pet! 

Check out our new brochure on animal identification!


From April through October every year, adopt 2 cats together and get the 2nd for only $50 (first must be adopted at regular price).


For Small Animal or Exotic Animal Adoption fees, please call our Center at 919-942-PETS


Transferring Pets to Rescue Placement Partners

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) recognizes and values the hard work and dedication of area rescue organizations, and we enjoy working with many groups in order to save lives and work together to place adoptable, healthy animals into loving, permanent homes.

OCAS offers many cost saving benefits to rescues, including vaccines and some medical services, at no cost!  In addition, we offer sterilization and microchipping services for very low fees for cats and dogs transferred to rescue groups.

We invite your organization to join us in our efforts to improve the lives of companion animals in Orange County!

For information about becoming a Placement Partner and transferring animals to a nonprofit rescue organization, visit our Placement Partner resource page.


Quick Links


Animal Services Facebook pageVisit us on Facebook


Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.

Find out all you need to know about Rabies in Orange County and beyond on our Rabies Page.

Orange County Giving Fund

Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page


mobile web page

We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device.  Click HERE to use it!

animal cam


Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!



Upcoming Events

Back to School Adoption Event- EXTENDED!

August 2014- Extended through September 6th, 2014!!

For the entire month of August, enjoy adoption specials for all dogs and cats! 

All cats and kittens: $50

All dogs and puppies: $60


Dog Swim!

September 13th

1-4 pm

Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill

Join us at Hargraves Pool for the 10th annual Dog Swim!  Always a ton of fun for dogs, owners and visitors!  $5 for dogs, people swim free!!  Dogs must be current on vaccinations, not in season and on a leash to enter.  Sponsored by Chapel Hill Parks & Rec and Animal Services!


Flyleaf Book Reading

September 18, 2014

7-8 p.m.

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill

Join author Nancy Castaldo as she discusses her children's nonfiction book, 'Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Saved the World.' A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated by Flyleaf to Animal Services and Nancy will have real "sniffer dogs" on site!


Pet Preparedness Seminar

September 22nd

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill

This event is part of National Safety Preparedness Month and will combine staff from Emergency Services and Animal Services in a fun and informative seminar on how to prepare your pet and household for an emergency!  Learn to have a pet "go-bag" prepared and ready, and other important tips to keep yourself and your pets safe and identified in an emergency.

Spay Neuter Day

September 30th

Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill

We will be partnering with SNAP-NC once again to offer FREE spay and neuter surgeries to the pets of qualifying Orange County citizens.  Contact Sarah Fallin at 919-942-7387, ext. 224 to see if you qualify! Registration closes September 19.

2 For 1 Cat Special

April - October

Adopt 2 cats together and get the second for only $50 every year from April through October. Much research shows the advantages of adopting cats in pairs. See the perks yourself by taking advantage of our special today!!