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TUSTIN, Calif. (February 8, 2023) – Those searching for their perfect match should look no further than OC Animal Care! Throughout February 2023, the shelter is waiving adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds and over, guaranteeing adopters a date for Valentine’s Day and a best friend for life.

OC Animal Care held an adoption promotion in January 2023, nearly doubling the number of adoptions during the same month in 2022 with 119 dogs that were 25+ pounds finding their forever home. With such success, OC Animal Care is excited to continue waiving adoption fees to highlight and encourage adoptions of medium- to large-sized dogs throughout February 2023.

Dogs, such as Hunter, Kaylie, and Nathan, are ready for their chance at love this Valentine’s Day!

Hunter (A1754123)

OC Animal Care received a call about a dog wandering around a tire shop and arrived to rescue this sweet boy! Since being in the shelter’s care, staff and volunteers learned that Hunter is an active boy who never tires of playing fetch and loves to explore new places. Hunter loves going on walks more than he likes treats, but that doesn’t mean he’ll pass up a yummy cookie! Hunter seems to prefer women over men, but with the proper introduction and timing, he is open to meeting everyone! Hunter is looking for a home with kids ages 16 years and older.

Kaylie (A1757073)

Kaylie arrived at OC Animal Care as a stray when a good Samaritan found her wandering around alone. Upon arrival, the veterinary team noticed Kaylie has a skin condition that may cause her to be a little itchy at times, but it doesn’t prevent her from loving life! This sweet girl loves going on walks and running around with her favorite human friends in the play yard. Kaylie is an energetic pup who is very friendly towards everyone she meets!

Nathan (A1754031)

Arriving at OC Animal Care in February 2022 as a stray, Nathan is currently the shelter’s longest-stay resident. His always-happy personality has stolen the hearts of staff and volunteers! Nathan is a wise middle-aged boy who loves going on a walk with his favorite human and then relaxing right by their side. But show him a toy and you’ll find that he can be as playful as a 3-month puppy!

Those adopting dogs 25 pounds and over will have their adoption fee waived, which includes microchipping, vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and anti-parasite treatment. Waived adoption fees do not include licensing fees or puppies six months of age or younger.

The adoption promotion is available to residents of any city. With over 400 adoption visits available per week, potential adopters can pre-schedule an adoption visit today by calling (714) 935-6848 or drop by for a walk-in visit. Walk-ins are welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis as staffing allows. To view available animals at OC Animal Care, visit

Every Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., OC Animal Care continues to spotlight dogs who are ready to find their forever homes at Pooches on the Patio, a meet-and-greet style event, where dogs show off their large and loveable personalities. Throughout February, Pooches on the Patio will feature dogs that are eligible for the waived adoption fee promotion.

For more information on ways the community can support the animals at the shelter, visit Those interested in assisting the shelter’s efforts in caring for pets in need can easily do so by viewing OC Animal Care’s Amazon Wishlist.

About OC Animal Care

OC Animal Care is the largest municipal animal shelter in Orange County. It services 14 cities and takes in over 14,500 animals each year. OC Animal Care provides refuge and care for animals, fosters the human-animal bond and promotes safety in our community. For more information about OC Animal Care, please visit

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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