Pet Adoptions and Foster Options

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The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption and some that are available for one of our foster programs. 

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 available dogs

List of available cats

List of available others

Our available foster dogs are listed above with our adoptable dogs and can be seen in person in our facility.  If you are interested in fostering kittens too small for the adoption floor or moms and nursing kittens, contact our Veterinary Health Care Manager, Jasmine Johnson, at for more information.

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:pup

Cats & Kittens:

  • Kittens: $110
  • Cats: $100
  • Senior Cats (8+ years): $30    

 Dogs & Puppies:

  • Puppies: $135
  • Dogs: $120
  • Senior Dogs (8+ years): $30

 Are you a Senior Citizen 65 or older? If so...

  • Cats under 8 years: $25
  • Senior Cats (8+ years): FREE!
  • Dogs under 8 years: $30
  • Senior Dogs (8+ years): FREE!

Adoptions include:

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

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.



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Valentine Adoption Special
Take advantage of REDUCED ADOPTION FEES for all of our dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies throughout the ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY!

Low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic
Thursday, February 22
5pm -7pm

This clinic will be held at our Animal Services Center on Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill.
One and three-year vaccinations available for $10 (must have a previous rabies certification in hand to receive 3-year vaccine, a tag alone is not sufficient). Microchips offered for $35. Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  
See details and other rabies clinic dates this year on our rabies


Animal Services is now running a year-round Senior Adoption Special: The adoption fee for any senior cat or dog (8 years or older) will be only $30! 
Also, senior citizens may take advantage of our year-round Senior Squared Special: If any senior citizen (65 or older) adopts a senior cat or dog (8 years or older), the adoption is FREE!