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Irvine Animal Care Center

6443 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92618


COMMUNITY SERVICES | Irvine Animal Care Center


The Irvine Animal Care Center whats to thank you for adopting your new forever family member. Getting a new animal can be an exciting and emotional time. It is also a big responsibility. We encourage you to read over this document carefully. 

Every animal adopted from the Irvine Animal Care Center has had a physical exam by a licensed veterinarian. They have been vaccinated, dewormed, and micro chipped. This does not imply a guarantee of health for your animal. You agree to take your new pet to a licensed veterinarian for a complete veterinary exam withing five (5) days of adoption. Many veterinarians will offer this as a free service. Please contact your veterinarian for more information. We can provide a list of local veterinarians who offer this service. 

Your new pet's behavior may be different in a home environment than at the Irvine Animal Care Center. Imagine yourself in a new job or a new school. We encourage you to give you new family member time to adjust to it's new environment. During the adoption process, we can recommend resources to help make this transition go smoothly. 


By selecting yes in the boxes below, you hereby adopt the above animal from the Irvine Animal Care Center. You acknowledge that you are 18 years or older and agree to be bound by and to comply with the following terms and conditions: 

I agree to provide my newly adopted animal with all necessary food, water, shelter, and veterinary care.

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I agree to be financially responsible for the care of my newly adopted family member. A new pet can cost as much as $1,000/year or more.

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I agree to take my pet to a licensed veterinarian within 5 days for a complete health examination.

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I understand that I may return my pet to the Irvine Animal Care Center within thirty (30) days of adoption.

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I will provide my newly adopted animal with licensing based on regulation of my home city or jurisdiction within thirty (30) days of the adoption date.

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I understand that the information provided to me about the pet I am adopting may have been received by the Irvine Animal Care Center from third parties and that the Irvine Animal Care Center does not warrant the accuracy or correctness of such information.

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I understand that the Irvine Animal Care Center has disclosed all of my pet's known medical and behavioral information. The Irvine Animal Care Center cannot be responsible for its conduct after adoption. I release the Irvine Animal Care Center, its employees and its volunteers from any claim, cause of action or liability directly arising out of or in connection with the adoption, ownership, temperament, conduct or condition of my pet.

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I understand that my pet will require my patience and guidance as it adjusts to my home and lifestyle. I agree to respect, educate, and love my pet throughout our lives together.

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If for any reason within thirty (30) days of the date of adoption you find that you cannot keep your adopted animal, you may return them to the Irvine Animal Care Center. All returns require a scheduled appointment, please call the Irvine Animal Care Center to setup an appointment. This will allow time to complete paperwork and perform a post-adoption interview. For animals that were adopted as a bonded pair, both animals must be returned. 

In rare instances, exchanges will be considered for severe behavorial or medical reasons. Any exchange must receive approval from Irvine Animal Care Center supervisory staff. If an exchange is granted, it must occur within thirty (30) days from the date the exchange was granted. ADOPTION FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. NO EXCEPTION. 

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