Join Me for Irvine’s 12th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event on Sun., June 3!

Join me for Irvine’s 12th Annual Super Pet Adoption Event on Sunday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring some 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption.

The Super Pet Adoption Event features dozens of vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing.  Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, microchipped and evaluated by a veterinarian.  Cats and dogs are vaccinated appropriate to age.

The suggested donation for the event is $2 per person or $5 per family.  Parking is free.  Event proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center in its efforts to provide care and support to thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals each year.

What: Irvine’s 12th annual Super Pet Adoption Event

Where: 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618

When: Sunday, June 3, 2018. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call 949-724-7740.

Seniors Helping Seniors

There will be lots of adorable animals who need forever homes at the Super Pet Adoption Event, but the best pet for you, especially if you are a senior, is a senior animal.

One of the best programs of the Irvine Animal Care Center is “Seniors Helping Seniors.”  In order to help both the senior people and the homeless senior pets of our community, the Irvine Animal Care Center has implemented a new program that will allow individuals age 62 and older to adopt a senior pet at no charge.  Many of our senior pets came from a nice home environment and were relinquished because their owners could no longer care for them.

The stress of shelter life is often quite difficult for senior animals and so the quicker they can find a good new home, the better. These animals are often already housebroken, so they make great companions for senior citizens.

Adoption hours at the Irvine Animal Care Center are noon to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Center is closed on Tuesdays and holidays.

Please allow yourself at least one hour to visit with adoptable animals.  Look for the green “senior” stamp on the kennel cards to identify adoptable seniors.

For more information, call 949-724-7740.

Bunnies are Best in Bunches

Dogs and cats are not the only animals looking for forever homes at the Irvine Animal Care Center.  The Center also has many super cute bunnies for adoption.

Rabbits make wonderful pets for the right people.  According to the website Petfinder, “Rabbits have strikingly distinctive personalities. They can be as playful and silly as puppies or kittens, as independent and fascinating as cats, or as loyal and openly affectionate as dogs. And long-time rabbit owners claim that domestic rabbits are, in their own way, every bit as smart as cats and dogs. . .  If you want a fascinating, funny, warm and wonderful companion animal, try a rabbit.”

Many of the bunnies at the Center are litter-mates who are bonded to each other.  For that reason, if you can, it might be a great idea to adopt two or three bonded siblings.

Whatever animal you adopt, or whether you just come visit the animals and support the Irvine Animal Care Center, I’m sure you’ll have a great time at the Super Pet Adoption Event.

I hope to see you there!

Animals for Armed Forces Special Adoption Event!

In honor of Memorial Day, Irvine Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for veterans Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27.

The program is made possible through the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation, which is covering adoption fees for the veterans.

The adoption discount applies to active duty, reserve and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard, and their immediate family members.

2889fd0babeec81fb068cda2be897ed1--red-white-blue-yellowThe discount does not apply to licensing or puppy wellness fees.

In order to qualify for the discount, the potential adopter needs to bring their photo ID and one of the following:

  • Military ID
  • Dependent ID
  • Veterans ID
  • DD-214
  • NGB Form 22

The Irvine Animal Care Center is at 6443 Oak Canyon Road.

The center is open weekdays noon-7 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and is closed Tuesdays and holidays.

The center will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

For more information, call 949-724-7740.

Animals for Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing our US Armed Forces families with free pet adoptions.

Its mission is to save shelter animals by finding them safe and loving homes and thank the heroes of the US Armed Forces and their families with free pet adoptions

Animals for Armed Forces Foundation started in 2010 when Matt MacFarland and Amanda Han, drove by a local animal shelter during Veteran’s Day Weekend and came up with an idea. That following spring, Matt and Amanda had their first event on Memorial Day at the Orange County Animal Shelter.

In just one day, they had 37 adoptions, and in February 2012, Matt and Amanda officially began their lifelong mission of uniting our service men and women with a loving furry companion.

Since that time, Animals for Armed Forces has helped 1,300 adoptions happen.  To Matt and Amanda, one of the biggest rewards is meeting veterans and military families, hearing their stories, and seeing them leave alongside a new pet with a smile on their face.

Currently, the organization is partnering with 29 shelters throughout Southern California and Utah for their annual Memorial Day Weekend adoption event. 

With more awareness and volunteers, Animals for Armed Forces will be able to bring a smile to our heroes’ faces and give shelter animals a second chance at a loving forever home.

You can contact Animals for Armed Forces at animalsforarmedforces@gmail.com or (714) 509-5823.

Come to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s 2015 Super Pet Adoption Event, Sunday, June 7!

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Be sure not to miss Irvine’s Ninth Annual Super Pet Adoption event on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

More than 50 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 800 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption.

The event will also feature vendors, refreshments, free veterinarian and trainer advice, low-cost microchips and a silent auction of more than 40 items.

Admission is only $1.00 per person and parking is free.

Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox and Scout Fox at the Annual Super Pet Adoption Event in 2014.

Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox and Scout Fox at the Annual Super Pet Adoption Event in 2014.

Leashed and vaccinated dogs are welcome.

The event will take place at the Irvine Animal Care Center’s facility located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618.

To volunteer, click here.

To apply as a vendor, rescue or shelter, click here.

To become a sponsor, click here.

To see the event rules and regulations, click here.

The Animal Care Center still needs items for the silent auction and opportunity drawing. Sought items include pet items, restaurant gift cards, theme park tickets, electronics and gift baskets. Items are tax-deductible. Please mail or drop off your items by May 22.

If you have additional questions, contact the Irvine Animal Care Center here.

See you there!

What: Irvine’s Ninth Annual Super Pet Adoption Event

When: Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Where: Irvine Animal Care Center’s facility located at 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618.

 

Come to the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Super Pet Adoption Event!

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe Irvine Animal Care Center will present its Eighth Annual Super Pet Adoption event – Orange County’s largest pet adoption event – on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe event will feature more than 800 adoptable animals (including dogs, cats, rabbits, and more) as well as dozens of pet shelters, vendors and exhibitors, a silent auction and opportunity drawings, and a FREE “Ask the Vet” booth.

Lunch, snacks, baked goods, and beverages will be available for purchase.The mission of the Super Pet Adoption Event is to find homes for as many pets as possible, spread awareness of shelters and homeless animals, and highlight the importance of spaying and neutering pets.  Last year, more than 300 pets were adopted into new families.

Your fully vaccinated, well behaved, leashed dog(s) are welcome to attend the event. There will be activities designed just for your dog, including professional pet photos and low-cost microchips.

Sponsors and vendors include PetSmart, CanvasPet.com, Quail Animal Hospital, Irvine Veterinary Services, Komfy Pet Products, as well as Irvine Subaru and PetSmart Charities.

For more information, call 949-724-7740 or click here.

About the Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center, Melissa Fox, Melissa Fox for Irvine, melissafoxblog, melissajoifoxThe Irvine Animal Care Center is a pioneering, progressive, and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment.  The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

The mission of the Irvine Animal Care Center is to provide a safe, clean, caring and enriching environment that meets the high standards of our community and provides the community a resource of trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers; place all adoptable animals into permanent, loving, responsible pet homes and reunites owner-identified animals with their owners; and promote human responsibility for companion animals.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s adoption program.

Click here to see the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption.

We are so fortunate to have the Irvine Animal Center in our community!  Please consider contributing and/or volunteering. Making donations to the Irvine Animal Care Center is easy and available online.

Irvine Animal Care Center’s Hours of Operation

Weekdays: Noon-7:00 pm

Weekends: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays and Holidays

Adoptions stop one hour prior to closing.