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.


April 2024. Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2024 Virtual 5K event! We were able to raise $4,000 for our Enhanced Care, Foster Care, and Third Chance for Pets programs. Thank you for sharing your photos and progress with us throughout the event. We can't wait for next year!


Due to site-wide construction, the June 2024 Super Pet Adoption event will not be held. We look forward to the facility renovation and the improvements to the center; which opened in 1982. To learn more about the center’s History & Highlights, please visit 40 | City of Irvine.


August 2024. The Irvine Animal Care Center will seek photo entries for its annual Photo Fundraiser. All eligible photos with a minimum of five votes by the end of the contest will be guaranteed inclusion in the 2025 Irvine Animal Care Center wall calendar. Each entrant will receive a print calendar. Visit the Photo Fundraiser page in July 2024 for more information.


September 2024. Support animals in need while enjoying a comedic night out on the town at the eighth annual Comedy Unleashed fundraiser at the Irvine Improv. Guests will be treated to dinner and a show with nearly half the proceeds going toward the Irvine Animal Care Center. Comedy Unleashed is open to adults 18 and older only. Check back in August 2024 for the show date, comedians performing, and more information.


December 2024*. Adopt your newest family member from pet rescue groups or shelters, browse people- and pet-related vendors, and more at the annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair. *Tentative date based on center construction.

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