Our pets love to sleep on Kuranda pet beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a shelter pet to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.
Our Lost and Found Pet Forum helps reunite lost pets with their owners! Check it out: www.ocfl.net/petforum. Be sure to check in person at the shelter if you have lost your pet.
Who We Are
Orange County Animal Services protects the health, safety, and general welfare of Orange County citizens and animals through the effective and courteous enforcement and education of the Orange County Code.
Animal Services was established by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners in 1969, to assist in controlling the spread of the rabies virus. Animal Control was tasked with minimizing the incidence of free-roaming pets because of the potential to contract and spread the rabies virus following contact with high risk wildlife.
Over 30 years later, Animal Services receives nearly 80,000 calls annually, and processes approximately 23,000 animals through the shelter each year. Animal Services provides service throughout Orange County, including all Orange County municipalities. Animal Services responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to citizens' calls regarding loose and nuisance animals, injured animals, and animal bites.
Kennel Operations staff is tasked with proper care for the animals housed at the Pet Rescue and Adoption Center. Animal Services has expanded its services to include low cost spay and neuter surgery, pet adoptions, and educational programs.
Please visit www.ocnetpets.com and click on adoptions to see our present guests looking for new homes. Listed on this site are photographs of the animals that are currently our guests at the shelter. Each animal, pending acceptable temperament testing and health screen, may be available for adoption.
If you are looking for your lost pet, please be sure to visit our shelter in person. We make every effort to post pictures as soon as the pet enters our shelter, yet this internet tool should not be a substitute for looking for your pet in person.
If you are interested in adopting a pet from Orange County Animal Services, the first step is to come to the shelter and interact with the pet you wish to adopt.
Once you have interacted with the pet, submit an adoption application and pay the adoption fees.
Our customer service representatives will verify your address. Please note that it may be necessary to contact your landlord or the Orange County Property Appraiser.
Some pets require special care, housing, and handling. To ensure an environment conducive to those needs, a home visit may be required prior to final approval of your adoption application. Pitbull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman, and Chow Chow dog breeds require a mandatory home inspection.
Once your application is approved, your pet will be ready to go home in 5-10 working days. This allows for health and temperament assessments to be conducted, and satisfies the hold time required under the Orange County Code.
Please note that if an owner reclaims the pet you have requested to adopt, you can select another pet or receive a refund.
*Microchip for Identification
*Feline leukemia and AIDS test
*Rabies vaccination and tag
*5 lb bag of Science Diet dry food
*Adoption Welcome Kit
*Information on caring for your new pet
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent?
By becoming a foster parent, you are providing an invaluable service for the animals you care for. These animals, for various reasons, are not yet available for adoption. However, the time, love, and support a foster parent can provide will give them a second chance to live in permanent, loving homes.
Who should become a foster parent?
This is an opportunity for individuals or families who cannot have an animal full time, to make a short term commitment to help an animal in need. By helping these pets you are increasing their chances to be permanently placed in a safe, loving home.
What are the requirements to becoming a foster parent?
All foster parents are required to complete a foster application and any required training on being a foster parent. Shelter staff will discuss the specific needs of your foster animal(s). We will provide basic supplies (when available) for the animal (food, bedding, crates, etc.). Your main job will be to provide the TLC!
Come Visit Us!
Shelter adoption hours are 10 - 5:30 Monday - Friday and Saturday 10 - 2. For driving directions to the shelter, click on yahoo maps below: