Keyword:
Location
 

  Irvine animal shelters


Other Related Categories in
Irvine, California

Find animal shelters near
Irvine, California


ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO THIS PAGE



 
 
Questions to Ask at an Animal Shelter

No matter if you are going to an animal shelter to adopt puppies or a kitten or if you need to give your dog or cat to an animal shelter because you have come into hard times, you need to make sure to ask plenty of questions. You can find information about animal shelters through the Humane Society or another non-profit foundation. If you do not find all of your answers on the Humane Society website, it is best to go directly to a shelter in your own county or city.

  • Is this a no-kill center?
    Some shelters, typically pounds, have to put animals to sleep if they do not find people to adopt them. If you are dropping off your own pet or a kitten that you found on the street it is important to make sure that you are not leaving it at a kill shelter in order to avoid animal cruelty.

  • Can you take in a whole lost litter of puppies?
    If you find an entire litter of stray puppies, call the animal rescue or shelter that you intend on sending them to before calling animal control to bring them over. Some shelters will have the space to take a lot of animals at once while others may only be able to take some of the animals.

  • Which breed of dog is best for kids?
    Allow workers at the facility to pair you with a pet that will fit your family's needs.

  • I need to move and my cat will be homeless. Can you take it in for free?
    Rescues may or may not charge a small fee to take in an animal.

  • Can I foster multiple dogs or cats?
    Some shelters may get so many abandoned or abused dogs that they need foster homes to house them until a permanent home can be found.
  • National Animal Control Association
    Our association aids animal shelters nationwide in getting the funding they need and finding new homes for their pets! If you would like to adopt from an animal shelter, find one near you today!
    MAP
    Write review for this local business

    STANDARD LISTINGS:   ANIMAL-SHELTERS IN/NEAR IRVINE
    Childrendonate2.org
    2 reviews: *****
    18800 Delaware, Suite 1050b, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (949) 306-9053 Write review for this local business

    "this is a ONLY POSITIVE website. It is unique and cute! It has good charities listed and super cute animal pictures too ..."
    Pet Harbor
    1 review: *****
    328 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248
    (310) 324-2325 Write review for this local business

    "i am a happy owner i took my little ones an i felt like i left them in really good hands .god blessed them. ..."
    Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue
    1 review: *****
    1469 Po Box, Littlerock, CA 93543
    (661) 944-3740 Write review for this local business

    "We visited and they bad mouthed other rescues and shelters. ..."
    Micah's Way Write review for this local business
    1913 E 17th St Ste 109, Santa Ana, CA 92705
    (714) 667-7110  
    Noah's Legacy Inc Write review for this local business
    16811 Millikan Ave, Irvine, CA 92606
    (949) 296-2050  
    Orange County Area and Service Provided Write review for this local business
    561 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 935-6848  
    Four Paws Inn Write review for this local business
    20291 Riverside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (714) 444-4729  
    E Z Up Instant Shelters Outlet Write review for this local business
    3100 Airway Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 957-0190  
    City of Anaheim Anaheim Anytime Write review for this local business
    201 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 935-6848  
    City of Anaheim City Hall West Write review for this local business
    201 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 765-5197  
    Boys Hope Girls Hope Write review for this local business
    1041 W 18th St Ste A101, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 515-8833  
    National Cat Protection Society Write review for this local business
    6904 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 650-1232  
    Orange County Humane Society Write review for this local business
    21632 Newland St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
    (714) 536-8480  
    Alzheimer's Family Services Write review for this local business
    9451 Indianapolis Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
    (714) 593-9630  
    City of Laguna Beach Write review for this local business
    20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (949) 497-3552  
    Corona Norco Rescue Mission Write review for this local business
    420 W Harrison St, Corona, CA 92880
    (951) 279-1300  
    City of Westminster Write review for this local business
    8200 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 898-6079  
    Pacific Wildlife Project Write review for this local business
    7673 Po Box, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607
    (949) 831-1178  
    Huntington Youth Shelter Write review for this local business
    7291 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (714) 842-6600  
    Capistrano Animal Rescure Write review for this local business
    32240 Paseo Adelanto Ste B, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949) 240-1735  
    Seal Beach Animal Care Center Write review for this local business
    1700 Adolfo Lopez Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740
    (562) 430-4993  
    Inland Valley Humane Society Write review for this local business
    500 S Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766
    (909) 623-5038  
    Chino Hills City Animal Control Write review for this local business
    500 S Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766
    (909) 623-9777  
    West End Shelter for Animals Write review for this local business
    1010 E Mission Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761
    (909) 947-3517  

    Most work at animal shelters is done by volunteers. Animal shelters require a lot of mundane, menial work such as cleaning cages and pens. Dogs and horses also need to be trained and exercised.

    Animal shelters mostly rely on donations, although animal control gets city or county funding. A humane society generally does not get any kind of government subsidy. Breed rescues are sometimes supported by a breed society.

    An animal control facility is commonly obligated to take in any kind of animal that may be brought in, ranging from puppies and kittens to cows, sheep and goats. In many cases, large animals are fostered or specialist rescues are contacted.

    Shelters may find themselves dealing with a situation involving cruelty and abuse. Animals may be remanded into the custody of a shelter until the court case occurs, with adoption restricted or banned. Photographic documentation of the animal's condition is important. Most animals that come into shelters, though, are simply homeless for one reason or another, with many being abandoned. A shelter or humane society may also deal with stray and lost cats or dogs. Animal control generally puts strays in the pound until their owner can be found. Most rescued animals are eventually put up for adoption.

    Fund raising is an important part of a shelter's activities. Rescues are generally required to get a 501(c) and may be set up as a foundation. The physical center is also subject, in many jurisdictions, to inspection. Other areas, however, only check on a rescue's finances.

    Adoption fairs are also important, and may take place at the shelter's facility or at pet stores or even other locations. It is often easier to find homes for puppies and other youngsters. Shelter workers tend to be young, mostly volunteers or low paid, and doing it for the love.



    Page   1     2     3     4     5  

    HOME  |  CITIES  |  CATEGORIES  |  ADD YOUR BUSINESS  |  ADVERTISE WITH US  |  VIEW ON MOBILE SITE
    LOGON  |  SITE MAP  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT YELLOWUSA  |  PRIVACY POLICY

    lv-1