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Pet Adoptions



The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption. 

Our new AnimalCam is up!!  Watch our featured pet room live 24 hours a day! 

Pet visitations end 30 minutes prior to closing daily.

List of adoptable dogs

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List of adoptable others


All Animals (to see all animals currently in our facility, including those listed at the links above, as well as those that are not available for adoption)


facebookVisit us on Facebook to find more photos and stories of adoptable animals, as well as events and other fun news! 


Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for Cats & Kittens is $95 and includes the following services:

  • spaying/neutering
  • deworming
  • vaccinations
  • feline leukemia testing

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The adoption fee for Dogs & Puppies is $115 and includes the following services:

  • spaying/neutering
  • deworming
  • vaccinations
  • heartworm testing


For Senior Citizens (age 65 and over), adoption fees are as follows:

Cat: $25

Dog: $30


Microchips are available for an additional $25 on any pet! 

Check out our new brochure on animal identification!


From April through October every year, adopt 2 cats together and get the 2nd for only $50 (first must be adopted at regular price).


For Small Animal or Exotic Animal Adoption fees, please call our Center at 919-942-PETS


Transferring Pets to Rescue Placement Partners

Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) recognizes and values the hard work and dedication of area rescue organizations, and we enjoy working with many groups in order to save lives and work together to place adoptable, healthy animals into loving, permanent homes.

OCAS offers many cost saving benefits to rescues, including vaccines and some medical services, at no cost!  In addition, we offer sterilization and microchipping services for very low fees for cats and dogs transferred to rescue groups.

We invite your organization to join us in our efforts to improve the lives of companion animals in Orange County!

For information about becoming a Placement Partner and transferring animals to a nonprofit rescue organization, visit our Placement Partner resource page.


Quick Links


Animal Services Facebook pageVisit us on Facebook


Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.

Find out all you need to know about Rabies in Orange County and beyond on our Rabies Page.

Orange County Giving Fund

Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page


mobile web page

We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device.  Click HERE to use it!

animal cam


Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!



Upcoming Events

Livestock Rabies Meeting

Thursday, July 29th

The Orange County Animal Services Department is inviting livestock and equine owners to attend a Rabies Informational Meeting on Tuesday, July 29, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Schley Grange Hall in Hillsborough.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Carol Woodlief, DVM, Regional Veterinarian for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Free and open to the public!


SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, August 1st

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, August 1st.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at


Spay/Neuter day

Wednesday, August 20th

We are partnering with SNAP-NC to offer free spay/neuter surgeries to the pets of qualifying Orange County residents on August 20th.  Households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income may participate.  To see if you qualify, call 919-942-7387 extension 223 or 224.  Must register by August 8th!


2 For 1 Cat Special

April - October

Adopt 2 cats together and get the second for only $50 every year from April through October. Much research shows the advantages of adopting cats in pairs. See the perks yourself by taking advantage of our special today!!