Adopt-a-Pet: Kiko and Persia


Kilko. Photo provided by AFV

Kiko is a two-year-old pit bull mix looking for her “fur”ever home. Her caretakers say she is vibrant and loves to play, great with kids and knows basic commands. Kiko will be at Petco in Murrieta this Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Kiko is spayed and ready for adoption. Her intake number is 402395. Reference: picture: Kiko.

Persia is a seven-year-old domestic long hair who was placed in the shelter’s night drop with no information about her. Her caretakers say she is sweet, loving, curious and adorably tiny. She may have some vision problems. Persia needs to be spayed before going to her “fur”ever home. Her intake number is 408264. Reference picture: Persia.

Persia. Photo provided by AFV

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.