Pet Adoption Information

Adopting a New Pet at OC Animal Care

OC Animal Care is the largest shelter on the west coast, with 382 dog runs and housing for over 300 cats. There are a variety of species to choose from when looking for a new pet.  The shelter offers dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, small animals, and other exotic pets for adoption. On any given day, about 20% of the dogs and cats are available for immediate adoption.  If you are looking to adopt, check out our adoptable pets page, sign up for Pet Match by Email or stop by the shelter and visit our available animals.

Disclaimer for Adoptable Animals

Updating of the adoptable animal information on our site is continuous. Photographs and/or descriptions of our animals are added to and deleted whenever an animal is adopted, returned to its owner, etc. Animals featured on our web page are available for adoption on first come first serve basis.

Due to mix breeding, description information may vary from photographs.

While every effort is made to keep website information current, we cannot guarantee that animals listed on these pages will be those that are available when you visit the Animal Care Center to adopt a pet. 

OC Animal Care does not reserve animals for adoption by telephone or e-mail. You must come to the Center to adopt an animal and refer to the animal's Pet Identification number when inquiring about a particular pet.

Note: California law requires that all adopted dogs and cats be spayed or neutered before leaving our Animal Care Center.