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Orange County Pet News

National Rescue Day in Orange County

In honor of National Rescue Day, we wanted to provide everyone with the resources to adopt a new best friend for life! There are millions of dogs and cats in need of loving homes in the US and we encourage anyone who is looking for a pet to take in a rescue instead of purchasing from a breeder or store.

To get you started, here is a list of pet shelters and pet adoption organizations in Orange County. We recommend stopping by their storefront to meet your furry friend before adoption. Just remember to call and check for their hours before heading out! Many of these organizations keep their headquarters private and bring animals to different locations, like vet clinics or pet stores, for adoption.

Orange County Humane Society

21632 Newland St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

OC Animal Care

1630 Victory Road, Tustin, CA 92782

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Newport Beach, CA

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter

20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Cat Shelter

6904 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Cats in Need of Human Care

1411 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

Newport Beach Animal Shelter

20302 Riverside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

OC Small Paws

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County

Pet adoption service in Lake Forest, California

OC Shelter Partners

Victory Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

Irvine Animal Care Center

6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

Santa Ana, CA

OC Animal League, Inc.

Petsmart at 17940 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA

Orange County Pit Bull Rescue

La Habra, CA


11561 Salinaz Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Caring Friends Cat Rescue

Petsmart at 2741 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782

Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA

Pet shelters test their animals for diseases and parasites before they allow them to be adopted. Your animal should be in fairly good health with most of their shots completed. Some organizations provide medication or extra shots (if needed) for a small cost. Because rescues have a higher risk for health issues, we recommend new owners take their pets to the veterinarian after adoption. If you need a checkup for your pet, our veterinarian at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center can diagnose and treat your pet’s illnesses. We’re always happy to help! If you’ve been loo anyone else. It’s our goal at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center to help as many of them as possible. Let us know your experiences with rescues and how they’ve impacted your life. We’d love to hear!