- Who We Are
- The Orange County Humane Society (OCHS) is dedicated to the protection of abused, unwanted, neglected and under-appreciated animals.
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PLEASE take a few moments to read the following explanation of our adoption policies and the steps that make up the process. You may be surprised to find that adopting an animal is a more involved process than you expected, or that it means you can't have immediate access to an animal you are interested in. Therefore, it's important to understand a few things:
Everything we do is in the best interests of the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance of finding a permanent, but also a loving, home. They have been through enough, now they deserve the good life.
Our Adoption Process
And Why We Do It This Way
PLEASE NOTE: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. Unfortunately, because of the tremendous demands on our kennel space, all adoptions must be done on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first good, property-qualified prospective home will get the pet. The shelter will not take holds over the phone either. A potential adopter may only place a ONE TIME hour hold on a pet this is to ensure that each adopter is given the same equal opportunity at adopting a pet from our shelter. The shelter DOES NOT take deposits to hold a pet.
LET US REPEAT: We don't ever mean to be frustrating or even evasive with you. We want you to understand that it's stressful and upsetting, in fact, downright devastating, for the animals, for our staff, and most importantly, for you when adoptions don't work out and pets have to come back to us. And a bad adoption experience can sour some people on dogs or cats, or on shelter animals, for life. So try to bear with us and be patient. Understand that going through the process the way we do really is the best policy, for all of us.
THANK YOU for your patience and understanding.
Just like you, our main concern is the well-being of our animals.
They have gone through enough, its time for a change.
senior pet special!!!
Pets 7 years or older are $65
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Thank you to the OC Humane Society team for introducing us to Maxwell (now Bruno) he has been an amazing addition to our little family. He knows all of his basic commands and even knows heel! A surprise to us since he was found as a stray.