Available Pets

The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption and some that are available for one of our foster programs.

Pet visitations end 30 minutes prior to closing daily. For our hours of operation, go here

Some animals can be taken home the same day they are adopted, but those adoptions must occur before 4:30 p.m. and are dependent upon several factors. Please call ahead if you are interested in taking a pet home on the same day you adopt to find out if that pet is able to go home right away.

For more information on adoption and adoption fees, go here.

Dog Laying on a Bed


All Animals (all animals currently in our facility, including those available for adoption and those not available for adoption)

Cat on a Bookshelf

Social Media

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

Foster Kittens

If you are interested in fostering kittens too small for the adoption floor or moms and nursing kittens, go to our Kitten Foster Program page and fill out our inquiry form.

Interested in fostering a dog? All of our foster dogs are part of our Medical Foster Care Program. In most cases, they need to complete treatment for heartworms before they can be adopted. As a foster parent, you would coordinate with our veterinary care staff for any treatment needed. If you are interested in fostering a dog, please call our main number at 919-942-7387. 

Are you considering the costs of owning a pet? Check out this article about money tips for caring pet owners.

Check out some of our video projects for more information about Animal Services!

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