Adopt-a-pet: Hamlet and Stanley




Hamlet is a red six-year-old Labrador retriever. His caretakers say he is calm, mellow boy who is good with kids and other dogs. He likes to play around just not for too long. He is neutered and ready to go to his “fur”ever home. His intake number is 348386. His reference picture number is 6785.

Stanley is three-years-old. His caretakers say he is a very talkative boy who is a bit sneaky. He enjoys sun bathing by a window. Stanley is good with kids and other cats and is litter-box trained. He will need to be fixed before going to his “fur”ever home. His intake number is 352546. His picture number is 3797.

All dog and cat adoption fees include a microchip, basic shelter vaccines (excluding rabies) and a free veterinarian check-up. All cats/kittens, pit bulls 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.