Adoption Fees

Cats & Kittens

  • Kittens: $130
  • Cats: $110
  • Senior Cats (8 plus years): $30

Dogs & Puppies

  • Puppies: $175
  • Small Dogs: $175
  • Dogs: $125
  • Senior Dogs (8 plus years): $30

Senior Citizen Prices

  • Cats under 8 years: $25
  • Senior Cats (8 plus years): Free!
  • Dogs under 8 years: $30
  • Senior Dogs (8 plus years): Free!

Included with Adoption

Adoptions include:

  • Health screening
  • Initial standard vaccinations
  • Flea and tick prevention
  • Spay or neuter (you may receive a voucher for spay/neuter surgery if there if a delay with surgery scheduling)
  • Microchip and microchip registration
  • Broad spectrum dewormer
  • Heartworm test (Dogs 7 months and older)
  • Heartworm preventative (Dogs only)

You do not need to be an Orange County resident to adopt a pet from our shelter. In order to adopt, please bring a government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, or Passport). 


Call our adoption desk for more information! 919-942-7387, option 3.

Introducing Pets

Check out our recommendations for introducing pets on this page!

Special Deals

Adopt two cats together and get the 2nd free (first must be adopted at regular price). Kittens do very well in pairs and we often have some adult cats that are already best friends! 

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!

Small & Exotic Animals

  • Guinea Pigs: $15
  • Rabbits: $25

For other small animal or exotic animal adoption fees, please call 919-942-7387, option 3.

Puppy Sitting on a Blanket and Looking at the Camera