Adopt-a-Pet: Leslie and River


Leslie is a 7-month-old terrier. Her caretakers say she is a playful puppy and has a lot of energy to run around a play. She is good with other dogs and kids. Leslie would need to be fixed before going t her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 368965. Her reference picture number is 2310.

River is a seven-month-old domestic short hair. Her caretakers say she enjoys sunbathing by a window. She is litter-box trained and good with other cats and older kids. River is spayed and ready to go to her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 354628. Her reference picture number is 2260.

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.