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
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.
Home for the Holidays!!
Holiday season has arrived and with it comes lots of Animal Services events and specials.
This year, check out the photography exhibit featuring shelter pets of years past. It's available at the main branch of the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough from November 11 - January 11th!!
More H4H event details below!!
Holiday Schedule- Animal Services will be closed on the following dates for holidays:
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Thursday, December 26
Wednesday, January 1
The Free Roaming Cat Task Force (a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board) will hold its first meeting Wednesday, December 11 at 6:45 p.m.
Refer to our About Us Page for more info on found animals and animal-related emergencies after hours.
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!
Home for the Holidays!
November 11 - January 11
Reduced adoption fees on all dogs and cats for the holiday season, as well as many other events (detailed below).
*Dogs and puppies $60
*Cats and kittens $50
Canned Pet Food Drive
November 11 - December 21
We will once again be collecting cans of dog and cat food for pet owners in need this holiday season. Donated cans should be brought to the Animal Services Center during regular operating hours. 4 or more donated cans earns a voucher for our Pictures with Santa event on Dec 21st! Donations will be delivered to those in need by OCIM and Meals on Wheels.
Saturday, December 7
Adoptable dogs will be representing Animal Services in the Hillsborough Parade! Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Churton Street!
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Parade
Saturday, December 14
Adoptable dogs will be representing Animal Services in the Chapel Hill Carrboro Parade! Parade starts at 10 a.m. on East Franklin Street!
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, December 20
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, December 20th. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/
Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 21, 12-4 pm, Animal Services Center
Pictures with Santa will take place on Saturday, Dec 21 at the Animal Services Center. Cost is 4 or more cans of donated food to our Canned Pet Food Drive. Donations can be brought ahead of time for a voucher or the day of the event!
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, January 3rd
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, January 3rd. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, January 17th
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, January 17th. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/