Adopt-a-Pet: Niko and Cinderella


Niko. Photo provided by AFV

Niko is a four-year-old Husky Shepherd mix looking for a loving home to call his own. This big guy loves to play in his water dish like a big polar bear and is good with kids and other dogs. He is not good with cats. His caretakers said he loves going for walks and adventures with his humans and would need a secure yard with tall fences so he doesn’t go on adventures on his own. Niko is neutered and ready to be adopted. His intake number is 458803. Reference picture: Niko.

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and Cinderella is hoping to find a “fur”ever home. Her caretakers said it’s easy to fall in love with her emerald eyes and sweet disposition. Cinderella is spayed and ready for adoption. Her intake number is 469751. Reference picture: Cinderella.

Cinderella. 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.