Adopt a Pet

Available Pets for Adoption



Rabbits & Others


Adoption Process

Adoption Hours

Weekdays: noon-6 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Please allow yourself at least one hour to visit with adoptable animals. Adoptions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be completed in person. If several parties are interested in the same animal when available, all interested parties will be entered into a "lottery" and the adoption process will begin with the first name drawn. Please note: we are unable to verify arrival time prior to our opening. As such, if multiple groups arrive for the same animal prior to opening time, we will use the lottery system regardless of place in line.

To learn more about finding your perfect pet companion, read about the Meet Your Match program at If you would like to know more about specific breeds available at the Irvine Animal Care Center, please visit our Email Notification page.

Adoption Criteria

  1. The adopter must be at least 18 years old
  2. Complete a pre-adoption questionnaire and counseling session
  3. Everyone in the household must meet the animal prior to completion of the adoption
  4. A copy of your rental agreement must be provided prior to the completion of the adoption if you rent your home
  5. A dog introduction must take place on the center's premises if you are adopting a dog and currently own a dog. Our experienced dog staff will assist in the introduction.

Included With Adoption

  1. Spay/neuter
  2. General veterinary examination
  3. Vaccinations and health screenings (Cats--FVRCP, Rabies and FELV/FIV; Dogs--DA2PP, Rabies and Bordetella)
  4. Flea treatment
  5. De-worming
  6. Microchip with lifetime registration
  7. Sample bag of Science Diet (dog or cat) or bag of hay (rabbit)
  8. Free vet check for your new best friend

Adoption Fees

Type of Animal

Adoption Fee

Kitten (up to 5 months)


Cat (5+ months)


Senior or Special Needs Cat


Puppy (up to 5 months)

$200 + puppy wellness

Dog (5+ months)


Senior or Special Needs Dog



Bonded Pair Cats or Dogs $180
Bonded Pair Senior Cats or Dogs $100
Bonded Pair Rabbits $40



PUPPY WELLNESS PROGRAM. Since it is so crucial for puppies to be socialized properly and learn manners to prevent them from becoming unwanted, the Irvine Animal Care Center now requires a $50 training deposit in addition to the adoption fee for all puppies (up to 5 months) that are adopted. After you complete a puppy training class (basic obedience) within the first six months of adoption you will be refunded the $50 deposit.