Adopt-a-Pet: Nogales and Gumby


Nogales. Photo provided by AFV

Nogales is a handsome two-year-old Shepherd mix looking a “fur”ever home. According to his caretakers, Nogales is super sweet, playful and curious. The shelter said he has been great with the kids who read to him at the shelter as part of the Huey’s Heroes Reading Program. He needs to be neutered before his new family takes him home. His intake number is 436424. Reference picture: Nogales.

Gumby is a two-year-old cat in need of a “fur”ever home. His caretakers say he is soft, sweet and handsome. Gumby needs to be neutered before being adopted. His intake number is 437477. Reference picture: Gumby.

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).

Gumby. Photo provided by AFV

For adoption information, 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 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.