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Home for the Holidays


The Irvine Animal Care Center is happy to report the adoption of 287 animals during the 8th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair on December 7th. Home for the Holidays also raised more than $24,000 for the Center. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. We could not have done it without you!

Sunday, December 7
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

The 8th annual Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair will feature more than 500 animals for adoption from 40+ animal shelters and rescue organizations.

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

There will also be vendors, low-cost microchips, a silent auction, food trucks and an opportunity drawing.

Parking is free and admission is just $1.


  • Click here to download the flyer
  • Click here to apply as a vendor, rescue or shelter
  • Click here for the event rules and regulations
  • Click here to become a sponsor

A BIG Thank You to our Sponsors!!




 Participating Rescues & Shelters    Participating Vendors & Food Trucks
  • 4Life Animal Rescue
  • A Home 4 Ever Rescue
  • All Breed Dog Rescue
  • Animal Advocates of the United States
  • Baldwin Park Shelter Cats for Adoption
  • Barks of Love
  • Beagles & Buddies
  • Border Collies in Need
  • Boxer Rescue Los Angeles
  • Caring Friends Cat Rescue
  • Chinese Shar Pei Network, Inc.
  • Compassionate Animal Rescue for Medical Aid
  • County of Riverside, Department of Animal Services
  • Forever Home Cat Rescue
  • Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue
  • Fur Baby Rescue
  • Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
  • Green Dog Foundation
  • Heart Bandits - Great Los Angeles Area
  • Kitten Rescue
  • Kitty Katchers
  • L.A. County - Baldwin Park
  • Long Beach Spay & Neuter Foundation
  • Lovebugs Rescue
  • Maltese Rescue California
  • New Beginnings for Animals
  • No Stray Left Behind
  • OC Animal Care
  • Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc.
  • Pups and Pals
  • Redlands Animal Shelter
  • Save a Small Dog Rescue, Inc.
  • Southland Collie Rescue
  • The Cat Cove
  • WAGS Pet Adoption
  • Advanced Speciality Group
  • Alamitos Animal Hospital
  • Bella's K-9 Kitchen
  • Camp Bow Wow Irvine
  • Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
  • Chi Chi by Stacey
  • Denise's Pet Products
  • Dogzilla
  • Guide Dogs of America
  • Java On the Go
  • Little Paws Pet Boutique
  • Mary Siana Photography
  • Molly McB & Company
  • Northwood Animal Hospital
  • OC ATM
  • Operation Blankets of Love
  • Origami Owl
  • Pawsitively for Dogs
  • Pet Country
  • Pet Pure USA
  • Petzones
  • Piaggio on Wheels
  • Puppy Pack and Go
  • Purrfect Wear
  • RSQUE Brand, Inc.
  • Ruff Pack Bags
  • Scentsy
  • Stanbridge College
  • The Burnt Truck
  • Waves of Attire
Where is the event located?
The event will take place at the Irvine Animal Care Center's facility located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618. Click here for directions.

Where do I park for the event? 
Event visitors may park in the parking structure across the street from the Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC).  Do not park on the street or you will be towed. Handicapped parking will be available in the IACC's parking lot.

Is there a cost for admission to the event or for parking?
Admission is $1 per person.  There is no cost for parking.

May I bring my dog to Home for the Holidays? 
Absolutely.  We welcome you to bring your fully vaccinated, well behaved, leashed dog(s) to the event.  For safety reasons, we ask that you do not bring cats or other animals to the event.  In addition, please do not bring any dogs in heat.

Is there an ATM machine at the facility?  
Yes, there will be an ATM on premises.  However, since the many vendors' and animal groups' adoption fees vary and there is so much different merchandise to purchase it is recommended you bring checks and plenty of cash.  Some rescue groups and vendors do not have the capability to charge a credit card.

How much is the adoption fee to adopt an animal at the event?
Every rescue group and animal shelter present at the event will have their own adoption fees. Please check with the rescue group or animal shelter to find out their adoption fees, what is included in the fee and what requirements the organization has to adopt the pet.

Do you need volunteers?
The IACC is seeking volunteers 15 years and older to work a variety of shifts before, during and after the event.  Please click here for current opportunities.

Do you need silent auction items?
Yes, we need items for our silent auction and opportunity drawing. Sought items include pet items, restaurant gift cards, theme park tickets, electronics and gift baskets. We are also in need of giveaway items. Items are tax-deductible. Please mail or drop off your items by November 21.

What if I have additional questions?
Please contact us.