Pet Adoptions & Lost Pets
Lost & Found Pets
If you have lost a pet, please contact the Animal Services Center as soon as possible. We strongly encourage you to search our on-line database of found pets frequently, as new animals are added there throughout the day.
Animal Services holds stray animals for a 5-day period in which we are open to the public for at least 3 of those days. Please contact us immediately if your pet is lost.
Please contact the shelter at 919-942-PETS (7387) for information regarding adoptable animals.
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
Microchips are available for an additional $25 on any pet!
For Senior Citizens (age 65 and over), adoption fees are as follows:
From April to 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.