Home for the Holidays 2018

The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 12th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Sunday, December 9. More than 30 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and small animals for adoption. 

The annual event features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping, and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, microchipped, and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated appropriate to age. 

Suggested donation for the event is $2 per person or $5 per family. Parking is free.

Please view the Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair flier for more information, or contact center staff at 949-724-7740 or dharris@cityofirvine.org.

Get Involved: Donate to Our Silent Auction & Opportunity Drawing

You or your business can be a part of this memorable event and make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Donate a gift certificate to your business, a gift basket, or more. Donations will be on display during the event, and proceeds raised through the Home for the Holidays Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing help fund programs such as Third Chance for Pets and Enhanced Care.

To donate to the Silent Auction or Opportunity Drawing, fill out the form here.

2018 Participants

In addition to adoptable pets, the Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair also features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on-site, and an opportunity drawing. For more information on how to take part in Home for the Holidays, see the information below.







Rescues and Shelters

  • 4 Life Animal Rescue
  • 4 Paws Strong
  • A Pawsitive Approach
  • Beagles and Buddies
  • Bichon Furkids Rescue
  • Bichon Rescue of Orange County
  • Bubba's Hug A Pug Rescue and Friends
  • California Bully Crew
  • Compassionate Animal Rescue for Medical Aid (CARMA)
  • Doggie Bonez Rescue
  • Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption of California
  • FurEver Pawz Rescue
  • Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
  • Heart Bandits-Greater LA Area
  • Hope to Home for Cats
  • iCare Dog Rescue
  • K9 Kismet Dog Rescue
  • K9 Spirit Organization
  • Long Beach Spay and Neuter Foundation
  • Lovebugs Rescue
  • Newport Beach Animal Shelter
  • OC Animal Care
  • Old English Sheepdog Rescue
  • Ozzie and Friends Rescue
  • Paw Prints in the Sand
  • Pups and Pals
  • Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center
  • Recycled Love Dog Rescue
  • Shays Strays 
  • Southland Collie Rescue
  • The Cat Cove
  • The Little Lion Foundation
  • Welcome Home Dog Rescue

Vendors and Food Trucks

  • Addiction Foods/Wishbone
  • AVSG After Hours
  • Belly Bombz
  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
  • Bonjour Tou Tou
  • Broken Rice
  • Cloak & Wagger
  • Dog and Puppy Boutique
  • Dogma Pet Portraits
  • Dogzilla Hot Dog
  • Fiat Lux Illustration
  • Four Furry Steps
  • Go Country 105 FM
  • Gourmet Pet Food
  • HelloFresh
  • Hound and Friends
  • Irvine Veterinary Services
  • Java on the Go
  • JustFoodForDogs
  • K9 Health & Vitality
  • Karen's Designer Kreations
  • Kona Ice OC
  • Lake Forest Animal Clinic
  • Little Paws Pet Boutique
  • My Pet Market
  • Northwood Animal Hospital
  • Pet Wants OC South
  • PetSmart
  • Scentsy
  • SoCal K9 Foundation
  • Surprise Pawty
  • The Burnt Truck
  • The Hounds Grounds
  • VCA Airport Irvine Animal Hospital
  • VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital
  • VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialist


Pet Partner

Go Country 105

Irvine Subaru

Irvine Veterinary Services

Friends of the Animals

AVSG After Hours

Epic Dog Pros
VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists Woodsnap
Patterson Veterinary


Single-day volunteers ages 15 and older are needed in conjunction with the Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair. Shifts are available the day before and day of the event. Please email Dorian Harris at dharris@cityofirvine.org for more information on volunteer opportunities.