Adopt-a-Pet: Pierre and Poppy



Pierre is an eight-year-old Chihuahua looking for his “fur”ever home. His caretakers say he loves to be the center of attention. While he has had nothing but the best care from his foster mom at Lucky Chi Dog Rescue, he is looking forward to meeting his new “fur”ever family. Pierre is neutered and ready for adoption. If you’d like to meet him, visit AVF’s pet adoption events on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petco Murrieta. Pierre’s intake number is 248191. Reference picture: Pierre.

Poppy entered the shelter as a stray, so her age is not known. Her caretakers say she is a sweet lap cat who would make a great companion. Poppy is spayed and ready to be adopted. Her intake number is 409328. Reference picture: Poppy.


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).

For adoption information, contact Animal Friends of the (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.

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.