"Saving one animal may not change the world, but it will certainly change the world for that one animal." Author unknown

These are great places in the area that you can visit to adopt a pet as well as searching online for local rescue groups.
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Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon St, Irvine, CA (949) 724-7740

 Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA (949) 497-3552

 Orange County Animal Care Center
561 The City Drive, Orange, CA (714)935-6943

 Seal Beach Animal Care Center
1700 Adolfo Lopez Dr., Seal Beach, CA (562)430-4993

City of Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA (949) 470-3045

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point
P.O. BOX 756, Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 240-2899

Orange County SPCA: http://orangecountyspca.org

Petfinder.com: http://www.petfinder.com

Adopt A Pet.com: http://adoptapet.com

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County: http://www.gsroc.org/2013/

 Dachschun Rescue and Placement
See Pictures and Details at their web site.