Orange County Shelters

Please Read Carefully Before Determining Which Shelter to Contact

The shelter system in Orange County can be confusing. Surprisingly, the shelter closest to you may not service your area.

Whether looking to adopt an animal, searching for a lost pet or in need of other Animal Control Services such as reporting animal cruelty or reporting a stray/loose animal, it is important to carefully read which shelter you will need to visit or call.  For instance, there is a shelter in Huntington Beach on Newland Ave.  However, if a lost animal gets picked up in Huntington Beach, the lost animal is housed at the shelter in the City of Orange on the City Drive and not the shelter in Huntington Beach.

Please keep in mind that it is always important to check not only the shelter that services your area but also the shelter in your immediate area and shelters in surrounding areas as well. For instance, a cat may jump in a delivery truck and get relocated out of the area or a person may pick up your lost pet and take them out of your area.   Animals can travel far from your home because they can run long distances. It is also important to physically check local animal shelters because your pet may look different in his or her picture or may be listed incorrectly as a different breed on the shelter website.

In addition, most shelters have a “Lost Pets” registry or bulletin board. And, check with each shelter’s record of animals dead on arrival.

Please see the list of shelters below and pay close attention to the services each shelter provides.

General Orange County

OC Animal Care

(714) 935-6848

1630 Victory Road
Tustin, CA 92782

  • Anaheim
  • Brea
  • Cypress
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton
  • Huntington Beach
  • Lake Forest
  • Midway City
  • Orange
  • Placentia
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park
  • Yorba Linda
  • unincorporated areas

Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods

Sheltering & Animal Control

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter

(949) 497-3552

20612 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Los Alamitos

Sheltering & Animal Control

Long Beach Animal Care

(562) 570-7387

7700 E. Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita

Sheltering & Animal Control

Mission Viejo Animal Services Center

(949) 470-3045

28095 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Westminster & Stanton



(714) 887-6156

6621 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

Animal Control

Westminster Animal Control

(714) 548-3201

6621 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683