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Orange County Animal Services Promotes Adoption, Advertises “Sleepover” Program Ahead of Holidays

Orange County Animal ServicesOrange County, Fla. – One week out from Thanksgiving, Orange County Animal Services is taking an opportunity to pull on heartstrings and remind the community of the 147 dogs and 156 cats that are currently available at the shelter.

“For some, the holidays can be a lonely time, but they certainly don’t have to be,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services. “We have so many wonderful shelter pets here that would love the opportunity to spend the holidays in a home environment, rather than in the shelter.”

For those considering adoption, but hesitant to fully commit, the shelter offers a “sleepover” program where select pets can be taken for a trial adoption period.

“This is the perfect time to take advantage of the sleepover program as people typically have a few days off around Thanksgiving to spend time with a new pet and really help them adjust to the home,” said Summers.

The shelter wants to bring particular attention to the following animals:

  • Eeyore (A482457) and Tigger (A482455) – These two seniors were found roaming the streets together and now contentedly share a kennel at Animal Services. They are often seen cuddling in their bed together and volunteers described them as an old married couple. Estimated to be around 12 years old, it’s unknown how many holidays these two may have left which is why it’s essential they find loving homes quickly.
  • Rascal (A473157) – One of the shelter’s longest residents, having arrived back on May 29, Rascal is a sweet, senior hoping for a second chance.
  • Loki (A472842) – A staff and volunteer favorite, Loki is currently featured on a billboard on I-4 as the shelter aims to find her the right home. This calm, loving dog is another longtime shelter resident having arrived on June 8.

Those interested in learning more can review the shelter’s adoption process and available pets on the Animal Services website. The “sleepover” program is available for select pets and Animal Services encourages those seeking more information to email the shelter at or visit in person.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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