Home for the Holidays 2019

The City of Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 13th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Sunday, December 8. More than 30 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 500 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.

For more information, contact center staff at 949-724-7740 or cpickett@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.


Volunteer at Home for the Holidays

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. Visit yourirvine.org to sign up now.

Saturday Set-Up
Volunteers will assist with setting up tents, tables, chairs, fencing, signs, and other items throughout the center. Volunteers need to be able to pull, lift, and carry up to 30 pounds.

Sunday Event Load In
Volunteers will work in small groups to assist vendors and rescues in moving items to and from booths, as well as setting up various items throughout the event. This is a fast-paced, standing position. Volunteers must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 30 pounds and be comfortable transporting animals in crates or carriers.

Sunday Event Support
Volunteers may assist in directing pedestrian traffic; promoting the silent auction, opportunity drawing, or visitor surveys; and helping direct visitors with dogs away from the cat area. This is a standing and walking position. Volunteers must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 30 pounds.

Sunday Event Load Out
Volunteers work in small groups to break down the event. Volunteers assist with putting away tents, tables, chairs, banners, fencing, signs, and other items throughout the center. This is a fast-paced, standing position. Volunteers must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 30 pounds.

For questions regarding volunteering, and for event groups of 8 people or more, contact Casey Pickett at 949-724-7498 or cpickett@cityofirvine.org.


2019 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.

Vendor Reservation Form

Rescue Reservation Form 

Shelter Reservation Form

Nonprofit Reservation Form 

Sponsor Reservation Form 

Rules & Regulations


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Pet Partner

Go Country 105

Irvine Subaru

Irvine Veterinary Services

Friends of the Animals

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists

The Lincoln Motor Company