Pet Adoptions

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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

List of adoptable cats

List of adoptable others

All Animals
 (all animals currently in our facility, including those available for adoption and those not available for adoption)

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

Adoption Fees

Cats & Kittens

  • Regular: $95 
  • Senior Citizen (65+): $25

Dogs & Puppies: 

  • Regular: $115 
  • Senior Citizen (65+): $30

Adoptions include:

  • spaying/neutering
  • deworming
  • vaccinations
  • feline leukemia testing (cats only)
  • heartworm testing (dogs only)

Microchips are available for an additional $25 on any pet! Check out our new brochure on animal identification for information on microchips and other forms of identification!

From April through October every year, adopt 2 cats together and get the 2nd free (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.

facebooksquare small Visit us on Facebook for adoptable pets and events, and follow us on Twitter for listings of stray pets received at the Animal Services Center or found by others.

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

Upcoming Events

Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant Opportunity
Deadline: November 7
Animal Services has received a generous donation in honor of Pat Sanford to be used for grant awards over a period of years for contributions to animal welfare in Orange County.  The 2016 grant will have a maximum award of $500.  More information on applying for and donating to the grant is available here.

Margaret's Cantina Dinner Proceeds

Every 2nd Monday of the month
Eat dinner at Margaret's Cantina on the 2nd Monday of every month and 10% of proceeds will go to the Spay/Neuter Program at Animal Services.  

2-for-1 Cat Adoption Special
April - October
Adopt a cat or kitten at regular price and get a second for free!  Must be adopted together!

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinic
Thursday, October 27 

5 pm - 7 pm
Our next clinic will be held at the Farmer's Market location in Hillsborough.  Cash only for this clinic.  Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  See details for other clinics this year on our rabies page.

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinic & microchip clinic
Thursday, Nobember 17 

3 pm - 5 pm
This is our last clinic of 2016 and will be held at the Animal Services Center, located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. Rabies vaccines $10.  Microchips offered for $25.  Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.