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


Meet CJ! She is approximately two years old as of April 2016. She is a DSH gray tabby with white who was rescued from Downey Animal Shelter. This little girl is the whole kitty package – sweet, loving, and happy to play as well as snuggle. She does like to get to know you before she opens up. The best way to get her to fall in love with you is to scratch her under her chin or give her belly rubs. Or grab a toy with strings those are her favorite! The volunteers who play with her say she is very soft and nice to hold. And she really is a LITTLE lady - most people can't believe she is two years old! If you are looking for a tiny friend to snuggle with, CJ is your girl!

Come visit CJ at our Orange adoption event this Saturday, or view her on Petfinder anytime!

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  

12 - 3PM

2. Petco at 6761 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA  


3. Petco at 25592 El Paseo, Mission Viejo, CA 10:30 - 2:30PM

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

12:30 - 3:30 PM


5. Petco at 1815 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA  12:30 - 3:30PM


1. Petco at 24332 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forrest, CA 12:30 - 3:30

          Kitten Fosters Needed NOW!

Urgent: As we partner with the Anaheim Fix Project, we are encountering more and more kittens born to feral mothers. As the mothers are trapped, spayed and returned to their community habitat, we are facing a limited window of time to begin socializing these wonderful babies. Please CONTACT US NOW if you are interested in fostering kittens and we can end the cycle o suffering of the  Anaheim community cats!

Of course being in a loving foster home is a huge benefit to our cats, but did you know there are several benefits to being a foster owner, too? Any and all expenses (including gas used driving to adoption events!) are tax deductible, and we pay all the vet bills! 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  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".



Looking for a great vet for your new friend? At OC Small Paws we use and recommend South Orange County Animal Hospital

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