Adopt-a-Pet: Bugsy, Princess and Monica


Bugsy and Princess. Photo provided by AFV

Three-year-old Bugsy and two-year-old Princess are a bonded pair looking for their “fur”ever home. Their caretakers said that Bugsy will give Princess kisses of comfort when she is feeling scared and Princess is his sweet companion. Both dogs are great with people and older dogs and have even been known to be friends with a little guinea pig. These gentle love bugs need to be fixed before being adopted. Bugsy’s intake number is 413184. Princess’s number is 413182. Reference: pictures: Bugsy and Princess.

Monica is a one-year-old kitty in search of her “fur”ever home. AFV staff said she loves to help out cattery team during cleaning — especially if there are treats. Her caretakers say she is super affectionate and loving. She will rub all over you to get pets. Monica is spayed and ready to be adopted. Her intake number is 411855. Reference picture: Monica.

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).

Monica. 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. The clinic is open on 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.

For more informtion, visit or call  951-471-8344.