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

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.  

Home for the Holidays
November 16 - December 31
All dogs $60 and all cats $50 during our annual Home for the Holidays adoption special!

Canned Pet Food Drive
November 16 - December 17
Bring in cans of dog or cat food to help pet owners in need.  Cans collected by Carrboro Chapel Hill Meals on Wheels and Orange Congregations in Mission.  Those bringing 4 or more cans will receive a free ticket for our Pictures with Santa, held Dec 17.

Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 17 
12 - 4 pm
Bring 4 or more cans (or a ticket from an earlier donation) to receive a free Picture with Santa.  Pets welcome!  Pictures taken at our Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road Chapel Hill.

Deer Hunting With Dogs
The season for hunting deer with dogs is November 12 - January 2, and we have put together this resource guide with details about rights, responsibilities, and reporting.

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.