OC Small Paws

Small Paws, Big Hearts


OC Small Paws is a 501 (c) 3 non profit, no-kill cat rescue, focusing on saving cats from high-kill shelters. We often have 40 or more wonderful cats just waiting for you to come give them a warm lap! Search our available cats on Petfinder , or come to an adoption event (see below)! Fill out an adoption application ahead of time to jump-start our simple, friendly, and helpful adoption process. Know we welcome question about our cats before, during and after the adoption process - more info about your new companion is a quick email away!

Cat of the Week

                                Wacko and Zacko

Time for a very celebratory Cat of the Week! We have a new location at Huntington Beach Petco and would like to feature an adorable pair that will be breaking in our new cattery! Wacko (all black) and Zacko (white paws) are a pair of friendly, happy kitten brothers who can't wait to grow up with YOU! Come meet them this Sunday. 

Check them out on Petfinder, here for Wacko, and here for Zacko! You can also come visit these boys at our Mission Viejo adoption event. The first five people who come by to meet our Cat of the Week will get a special prize, and that's in addition to all the cat cuddling!

Weekly Adoption Events

Please call to confirm that the cat you are interested in is at the location stated on Petfinder if you're looking for some kitty in particular! Otherwise, feel free to drop by with questions, interest, or just a desire to cuddle some cats!



1. Petco at 1824 E. Katella, Orange, CA  

11AM - 2PM

2. Petco at 6761 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA  


3. Petco at 25592 El Paseo, Mission Viejo, CA 10AM - 2PM

4. Petco at 8909 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

12:30 - 3:30 PM



Petco at 1815 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA  NOON - 4PM

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Save a life by fostering animals in need!

 The rescue work we do is directly linked to how many foster homes that we have. Right now we are desperately seeking foster homes. This consists of keeping rescued cats and/or kittens (and dogs/puppies) in your home until they find their forever home. 

We have several pets that need fosters.

   You can specify particular preferences (kittens/special needs/ willing to medicate/willing to isolate/etc). We get many calls requesting us to take in strays or owner surrendered pets and even though we would love to be able to accommodate everybody we are only able to help those for which we have foster homes. For this reason you would literally be saving lives by  fostering pets in need. We will guide you through the basics if you have never fostered before and even if you have we will always be available to answer questions and assist in the transition to the foster home. Please email us if you are interested in fostering. 


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Rescue groups and shelters alike have some of the most beautiful, hearty, and exceptionally good natured cats and kittens!

Sadly they are getting passed by for more colorful kitties. Domestic shorthair black cats are being euthanized in shelters more then any other cat and rescue groups find them the most difficult to place into safe and loving homes.

This is sad and heartbreaking because BLACK CATS are extremely intelligent, affectionate and lack many of the health problems associated with other breeds.

Please consider adopting one of these wonderful bundles of personalities and fun. Give them a chance to touch your heart and bring some love into your life! Call people who have black cats and hear their testimonies! We can assure you - you will have a "Change of Heart".



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