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.
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)
Visit us on Facebook to find more photos and stories of adoptable animals, as well as events and other fun news!
The adoption fee for Cats & Kittens is $95 and includes the following services:
- feline leukemia testing
The adoption fee for Dogs & Puppies is $115 and includes the following services:
- heartworm testing
For Senior Citizens (age 65 and over), adoption fees are as follows:
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.
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.
Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page
We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device. Click HERE to use it!
Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!
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
Flyleaf Book Reading
September 18, 2014
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!
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 donation for people. Dogs 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!
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!!