Adopt-a-Pet: Bella and Sweet Pea


Bella is a five-year-old Chihuahua mix. Her caretakers say she is a very loving girl. Bella is good with kids and other dogs. She enjoys to lay in the grass and chase a ball around the years. She would need to be fixed before going to her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 3555144. Her reference picture number is 0111.

Sweet Pea is a two-year-old domestic short hair. Her caretakers say she is feisty girl who likes to talk and tell you what’s on her mind. Sweet Pea is litter-box trained and good with older kids and other cats. She is spayed and ready to go to her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 354013.

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.