Become a Rescue Partner

Animal Services is always welcoming additional rescue groups to the team!

The steps toward joining are outlined on this page here. Interested rescue partners can begin by completing the Application for Rescue Partnership.

For more information on the registration process or to request the Application for Rescue Partnership, please submit the Information Request Form or contact the Rescue Coordinator at

For more information on the Animal Services rescue program, please check out the Rescue Guidelines document here.

Rescue Registration Process

Orange County Animal Services welcomes new rescue partners to aid in our life saving mission!

We thank you for your interest in joining the team. To become a registered partner, we ask rescue groups to complete the following steps:

  1. Return a completed application to the Rescue Coordinator.
  2. Once all references have been checked and have found to be legitimate and positive, a home visit will be scheduled with the main point of contact from the rescue group.
  3. During the home visit the Rescue Agreement will be collected. The Rescue Coordinator and main point of contact will discuss rescue policies to ensure the rescue group fully understands the rescue program and is ready to begin.
  4. Once the home visit has been successfully completed, the Rescue Agreement will be sent on to Orange County's Purchasing Department for final approval.
  5. Once the Purchasing Department signs the Agreement, the rescue group is officially registered and can begin pulling animals.
  6. If you have any questions about the registration process and rescue program, please do not hesitate to contact us. E-mail for more information and to begin your registration process.

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