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Who We Are

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that connects adoptable pets with loving people and the resources they need to be a family for life. The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County connects adoptable pets with loving people and the resources they need to be a family for life. Our vision is a community that cares so deeply for the welfare of its pets that it finds shelter euthanasia not only unnecessary, but unimaginable. PAC upholds it’s belief and the slogan “Pets. Family. For Life.” by upholding each of the following standards to it’s fullest potential.

The Facility

The facility at The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County is geared to a contemporary, home-like, adoption-guaranteed facility in Lake Forest, California. PAC accept pets from local animal control agencies and animal welfare organizations, reducing their operational stress and overcrowding. Some of our pets are in foster homes at this time and are not at our facility. PAC allows people to foster our animals. All pets under PAC care receive food, water, shelter, medical attention, and socialization from staff and volunteers in an open, stress-free environment that keeps them happy, healthy, and adoptable. PAC ensures successful placements and reduce returns by matching pets with highly compatible people and families.

Vaccinations and Mandatory Sterilization

One of the most important factors about PAC is our commitment to keeping all of our pets with up-to-date vaccinations, microchip information, and mandatory sterilization. All pets receive mandatory sterilization, up-to-date vaccinations, and an identification microchip, regardless of where they have come from. 

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are what make PAC operate. We offer volunteer opportunities for adults, teens, and kids that can help them develop new skills, make friends, build networking connections, and give them a new perspective on life. Our volunteers have put in hours of service to serve not only the community by adopting our pets to the right owners, but the animal community as well, reducing the number of animals in shelter homes and ensuring that even pets with prior or existing special needs have a shot at a good home. PAC offers regular public education courses taught by volunteers and advocates to encourage humane pet care and responsible pet ownership, and we support sterilization programs to reduce pet overpopulation, to further support the community.

First Time Pet Owners

Thinking of adopting but you’re a first time pet owner? PAC provides counseling and placement services to potential adopters, assisting them in selecting a breed or blend whose characteristics are a suitable match for their home and lifestyle, and helping them to locate an adoptable pet through our referral network.

We Have Cats, Too

PAC has partnered with D.R.E.A.M. Animal Rescue and houses several cats as well in the facility in Lake Forest, CA. You may view their Facebook, here.

Our Leadership

The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County (PAC) is led by a board of directors who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the pets entrusted in our care. The post-graduate educated board of directors and executive management of The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County have more than 80 years combined business experience, and over 70 years combined animal welfare experience, along with several decades of governmental policy experience. They have extensive ability to manage a business, collaborate with the animal welfare community, serve the general public, and maneuver the ins and outs of governmental requirements and political issues. Each are working professionals and/or entrepreneurs who love animals and have actively volunteered for animal causes in varying capacities over the past 20 years. All are active in his or her respective communities and seek to inspire others to volunteer and give back in areas that are important to them.




Our address is 24331 Muirlands, Suites E & F, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The adoption center is closed Monday and Tuesday, open Wednesday from 12-7PM, closed Thursday, open Friday 12-6PM, Saturday 12-6PM, and Sunday 12-5PM. Our phone number is (949)858-1000 and we can ensure that you will receive a human voice and not an animal’s if you call us. You can email us at info@adoptocpets.org for any further inquiries or information.