The Irvine Animal Care Center offers Viewing Hours and Adoption Appointments to help you find your perfect pet. This saves you time and makes for the best possible match with your new best friend.

  • View our list of adoptable animals on our Adopt a Pet page. If you’d like more information about any pet, contact the center at 949-724-7740.

How to Adopt a Pet

  1. Review the center’s Adoption Criteria and view the list of adoptable pets on our Adopt a Pet page.
  2. Contact the center during adoption hours at 949-724-7740 to start the adoption process.
  3. Staff will email you the Pre-Adoption Survey. This form will help our staff learn more about you and your household so we can help you find a good fit for your family.
  4. After receiving the survey, staff will reach out to set up a phone appointment to review the survey and discuss potential suitable animals.
  5. If a match is made, an in-person appointment will be set up to meet with the animal and complete the adoption process. 

For more information on our adoption process, visit our Adopt a Pet page.

Adoptions by appointment are available during these hours:

Weekdays: Noon–5 p.m. (one hour prior to closing)
Weekends: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (one hour prior to closing)
Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Visitors are welcome to view animals outside of the adoption hours:

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