Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, the Animal Services facility will be closed to the public with the exception of appointments made in advance. If you are interested in adopting an animal, please call 919-942-7387, option 3, to make an appointment. Please leave a message if the adoption desk staff are not able to answer right away. They will call you back as soon as possible.
The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption and some that are available for one of our foster programs.
Some animals can be taken home the same day they are adopted, but those adoptions must occur before a certain time of day and are dependent upon several factors. Please call ahead (919-942-7387, option 3) if you are interested in taking a pet home on the same day you adopt to find out if that pet is able to go home right away.
We do encourage everyone to stop by and meet with a pet that they are interested in adopting. These "Meet & Greet" sessions last for approximately 15 minutes, and our staff can perform Meet & Greets up until 30 minutes prior to closing on any business day. For our hours of operation, go here. Meet & Greets are currently only available by appointment. Please see the highlighted information above and call if you would like to schedule an appointment.
For more information on adoption and adoption fees, go here.
Check out our available pets at these links:
Check out our feature pet webcam! This is a live feed so there may or may not be some action. Cats tend to sleep almost as much as they play. But, you'll never know if you don't click out of curiosity!
Check out this page for our recommendations on introducing a new pet to other pets in your home.