Adopt-a-Pet: Bear and Avalanche


Bear. Photo provided by AFV

Bear is a five-year-old shepherd mix. His caretakers say he is a love bug looking for a buddy to hang out with. He loves basking in the sunshine and walks well on a lease. He doesn’t like being alone and would do best with a calm dog friend to spend time with. Bear is neutered and ready to go to him “fur”ever home. His intake number is 372292. Reference picture: Bear.

Avalanche is a three-year-old domestic short hair. His caretakers say he is good with other cats but can be quite shy in a new environment. Avalanche is litter-box trained. He needs to be neutered before going to his “fur”ever home. His intake number is 376408. Reference picture: Avalanche.

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).

Avalanche. Photo provided by AFV

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.