Upcoming Events


The Irvine Animal Care Center hosts two large adoption events throughout the year, as well as various donation drives and smaller activities to support animals in need. Upcoming events and donations drives include:

Clear the Shelters

For the third consecutive year, the Irvine Animal Care Center is participating in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide adoption event hosted locally by NBC4 and Telemundo52. On Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., all adoptions will be just $20.

Clear the Shelters was created in part to raise awareness about the benefits of adopting from a local shelter. Last year’s event was the largest single-day pet adoption drive in Southern California, according to NBC4, with some 8,200 animals adopted in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Nationwide, nearly 53,000 pets were adopted from more than 400 shelters.

In Irvine, 46 animals found their forever homes during the 2016 Clear the Shelters event.

Make Your Pet a Star

Through Aug. 31. Don't miss out on making your furry, feathered or scaled friend a star! With a $25 entry fee donation, you can submit your pet's picture for guaranteed inclusion in the 2018 Irvine Animal Care Center calendar. Your pet will also be in the running to be one of the 13 lucky pets chosen by staff and volunteers to be featured as a full-page Pet of the Month in the calendar. Photos will be accepted through Aug. 31. Learn more and submit your pet's photo here.

Comedy Unleashed

Tuesday, Sept. 19; doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy a night of dinner and laughs at Irvine Improv with comedian Debi Gutierrez. Tickets are $35 and includes dinner (venue service fees may apply to ticket purchase). Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Ages 18 and older.

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Home for the Holidays

Sunday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Help animals in need find their forever homes at this 11th annual adoption event. Visit the Home for the Holidays page for more information.

For more information, please contact the Animal Care Center at 949-724-7740 or animalcare@cityofirvine.org.