Adopt a Pet: Braxton and Dexter


Braxton is a one-year-old Miniature Pincher Mix. His caretakers say he is a very spunky boy and would make an amazing pet. He gets along well with dogs and loves to roll over for belly rubs. Braxton is unaltered so he would need to be fixed before going to his “fur”ever home. His intake number is 342699. His reference picture number is 4599.

Dexter is a seven-year-old black and white Domestic Medium Hair. His caretakers say he litter-box trained. Dexter is neutered and ready to go to his “fur”ever home. His intake number is 342172. His reference picture number is 4496.

All dog and cat adoption fees include a microchip, basic shelter vaccines (excluding rabies) and a free veterinarian check-up. All cats/kittens, pitbulls and Chihuahua adoptions are just $5 (spay/neuter fees, if applicable, are additional).

To adopt either of these pets, contact Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) at 951-674-0618. The shelter is located at 33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter offers animals for adoption as well as providing animal control and spay/neuter services.

AFV has a spay and neuter clinic and also offers vaccinations and microchip implants at the old shelter location, 29001 Bastron Ave. in Lake Elsinore. It’s open Mondays and Thursdays only. For an appointment, call 951-674-7729 (SPAY) or 951-374-3491.

Residents can help save animals that would otherwise be put down by providing temporary housing through AFV’s foster program.

Visit to view available animals, for more information or to make a gift that can be designated for litter or canned wet food with a personal note in the section provided, or call 951-471-8344.

AFV wishes to thank everyone for their help with supporting homeless animals.