Adopt-a-Pet: Elsa and Yumi


Elsa. Photo provided by AFV

Elsa is a one-year-old pit bull mix looking for an active family to love. According to her caretakers, she loves to play fetch with a tennis ball and show her humans how much she loves them. She is great with big dogs, kids and babies but can be selective when it comes to her smaller dog companions. Elsa is spayed and ready for adoption. Her intake number is 363789. Reference picture: Elsa.

Yumi is a six-year-old cat looking for a “fur”ever home to call her own. Her caretakers say she would prefer to be the only pet in the house. She can be a bit shy at first. Yumi is spayed and ready for adoption. Her intake number is 366343. Reference picture: Yumi.

Yumi. 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).

For adoption or fostering, 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.

Low cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping are available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AFV’s Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Clinic at 29001 Bastron Ave., Lake Elsinore. Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 951-674-7729 (SPAY) or 951-374-3491. To view adoptable animals, visit

For more information, contact AFV at 951-471-8344.