Adopt a Pet

Available Pets for Adoption

Image links to webpage for adoptable dogs


image links to webpage of adoptable cats


image links to webpage of adoptable rabbits and other small animals

Rabbits & Others


View our adoptable pets online anytime, by clicking the links above, or onsite during Viewing Hours.


Viewing Hours

The center is open for visitors to view animals onsite during these hours:

Weekdays: 3–6 p.m.
Weekends: 1–4 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Adoption Hours

Adoption appointments are available during these hours:

Weekdays: Noon–5 p.m. 
Weekends: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Adoption Process

  1. The adopter must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Call the center during Adoption Hours at 949-724-7740 to start the adoption process.
  3. Staff will email you a Pre-Adoption Survey. This survey helps our staff learn more about you and your household, so we can help you find a good fit for your family.
  4. Surveys are due back during Adoption Hours. When we receive your completed survey, staff will contact you to review your survey and discuss potential suitable animal(s).
  5. If a potential match is made during the adoption counseling call, an in-person appointment will be set up to meet with the animal(s) and complete the adoption. 

Adoption Information

  • The Irvine Animal Care Center does not reserve pets for adoption by telephone or e-mail. 
  • We strongly recommend everyone living in the household meet your potential new family member during the adoption. appointment to help ensure the best fit for the home.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the animal-ownership laws for your city of residence prior to considering adopting.
  • If you rent your home, please familiarize yourself with any animal-ownership restrictions your landlord may have in place prior to considering adopting.

Adoption Fees

Type of Animal

Adoption Fee

Kitten (up to 5 months)


Cat (5+ months)


Puppy (up to 5 months)*


Dog (5+ months)


Senior Dog or Cat


Special Needs Dog






*Puppy Wellness Program: Since it is so crucial for puppies to be socialized properly, the Irvine Animal Care Center offers a $50 training credit if you complete a puppy training class (basic obedience) within the first six months of adoption. 

Included with Adoption

  1. Spay/neuter.
  2. General veterinary exam.
  3. Vaccinations appropriate to age.
  4. Flea treatment.
  5. Basic 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 at participating veterinarian. Search the member list here.

Adoption Philosophy

A primary goal of the Irvine Animal Care Center is to increase animal adoptions into responsible homes while promoting healthy human and animal relationships. The center incorporates its values throughout the entire adoption process. 

Irvine Animal Care Center Values

Mutual Respect, Innovation, Integrity, Professionalism, Flexibility, and Responsiveness. 

Center staff use the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match program to provide guidance and expert advice, with the goal of better facilitating a successful adoption and managing adopters' expectations. To learn more about finding your perfect pet companion, read about Meet Your Match here