Home for the Holidays 2017

The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 11th annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10. 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.



In addition to adoptable pets, Home for the Holidays also features dozens of pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on-site and an opportunity drawing. 

2017 Participants

  • Rescues and Shelters

  • 4Life Animal Rescue
  • A Pawsitive Approach
  • Animal Donation Advocate DBA: VIDA & 4Patas
  • Animals Rule Rescue
  • Baldwin Park Animal Care Center
  • Beagles and Buddies
  • Bichon Fur Kids Rescue
  • Bichon Rescue of Orange County
  • California Bully Crew
  • Carson Animal Care Center - County of Los Angeles
  • Compassionate Animal Rescue for Medical Aid (CARMA)
  • Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc.
  • Forever Home Cat Rescue
  • Fur Baby Rescue
  • FurEver Pawz Rescue
  • Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
  • Heart Bandits - Greater LA
  • Hope to Home for Cats
  • ICARE Dog Rescue
  • K9 Kismet Dog Rescue
  • K9 Spirit Organization
  • Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group
  • Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation
  • Lovebugs Rescue
  • Newport Beach Animal Shelter
  • OC Animal Care
  • Old English Sheepdog Rescue
  • Paw Prints in the Sand
  • Pei People Shar Pei Rescue Inc.
  • Pups and Pals Rescue
  • Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care & Adoption Center
  • Redlands Animal Shelter
  • Shays Strays Animal Rescue
  • Southland Collie Rescue
  • The California Turtle and Tortoise Club - OC Chapter
  • The Orange County Humane Society
  • The Zuri Pet Rescue
  • Welcome Home Dog Rescue
  • Ziggy and Friends Cat Rescue

Vendors and Food Trucks

  • Alice's Gourmet Wonderland
  • At Home Cat Care, Inc
  • AVSG After Hours
  • Belly Bombz
  • Bonjour TouTou
  • Broken Rice
  • Cloak & Wagger
  • Dogzilla Hot Dogs
  • Excel Packaging
  • Fiat Lux Illustration
  • Go Country 105 FM
  • Happy Tails Pet Gear
  • HelloFresh
  • Irvine Subaru
  • Irvine Valley Veterinary Hospital
  • Irvine Veterinary Services
  • Karen's Designer Kreations
  • Kieutie Pie
  • Kona Ice OC
  • Little Paws Pet Boutique
  • Lori's Pets (Pawsitively Entertaining Tales)
  • Northwood Animal Hospital
  • Paws & Snouts LLC
  • Paws! Petlovers
  • Pipa's Petals
  • Pittie Partie Petwear
  • RSQUE Brand
  • Scentsy
  • Sit Means Sit Dog Training
  • The Burnt Truck
  • VCA Airport Irvine Animal Hospital
  • VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital
  • VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists
  • Wags & Wiggles Dog Daycare, Boarding & Training
  • Woodsnap
  • ZNA Pet Products



Pet Partner

Go Country 105

Irvine Subaru

Irvine Veterinary Services

Friends of the Animals

AVSG After Hours

Excel Packaging
Taco Bell Corp. Woodsnap
VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists


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.