Dog Adoptions

Cat/Other Adoptions

Fostered Animals


AFV is committed to finding good homes for the many animals that pass through our shelter each year.  Our highly successful adoption program includes mandatory spay and neuter requirements.
Adopt an animal at the shelter Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Wednesdays 'til 7 p.m.) and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special adoption shows are held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PETCO, 40474 Winchester in Temecula. Pet of the Week: Local newspapers feature "Pet of the Week" photos every Thursday. Watch for adoptable pets every week!

Monthly low-cost vaccination clinics are sponsored by the shelter on the third Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The clinics are held at the Lake Elsinore City Park (near the gazebo), located on the corner of Main St. and Limited Ave. Microchipping is available at the shot clinics for $20.

Low cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping also are available at our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is located at the old shelter location, 29001 Bastron in Lake Elsinore


Dog Vaccinations

DA2PP+C (5 in 1) $17
Rabies $6
Lyme $15
Bordatella $8
Rattlesnake $13
Canine Flu $9

Cat Vaccinations

Rabies $6
RHCP (4 in 1) $8
Feline Leukemia $12


 When Should Your Pet be Vaccinated?

Puppies 6-12 weeks old: Puppies at this age should begin their vaccination program with a DA2PPC. This should be repeated every 2-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age or when adult teeth are present. Then, revaccinate annually. If vaccines are started later than 16 weeks, 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart are recommended regardless of age. Then, revaccinate annually.

Adult Dogs: Regardless of age, if never vaccinated before or with unknown history, dogs should be vaccinated with DA2PPC and then repeated in 3-4 weeks. Then, revaccinate annually. Adult dogs should be vaccinated annually for life.

Rabies Vaccination: First rabies vaccine is given at 16 weeks, if adult teeth are present, up to one year of age. This vaccination is good for 1 year. Then, revaccination is required. Every rabies vaccine after the first is good for 3 years.

Rattlesnake Vaccine:  A series of 2 vaccines should be given 3-4 weeks apart no matter what age started. Your dog's weight indicates dosage. This vaccine increases your dog's chance of survival, but he must also be given veterinary care if bitten.

Bordatella, Lyme Disease, Heart worm, etc: Consult with your veterinarian for the need in your area for these.

Kittens: Vaccinations can be started at 6 to 8 weeks of age. The kitten should receive 3 vaccinations spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart, then revaccinated yearly.

9-week-old kittens can be tested for leukemia; if negative, they can be vaccinated and will require a booster in 3 to 4 weeks, then revaccinated yearly.

Adult Cats: Regardless of age, if never vaccinated before or with unknown history, cats should be vaccinated with RHCP (4 in 1) and then repeated in 3-4 weeks, then be revaccinated annually for life.

These are recommendations only.
Always consult with your veterinarian for his advice for your particular animal.

Dog and cat licensing are also available at the monthly shot clinics. (Bring spay/neuter and rabies certificates if applicable). Contact AFV at 951-674-0618 if you have questions.

AFV recognizes the importance of providing humane education to our community, especially our young people. Our program emphasizes fostering humane attitudes toward all animals and our environment; and promotes responsible animal care and animal safety. We offer free presentations to schools and community groups and have educational materials and information available to all. Please contact our humane educator at 951-674-0618, ext. 210, for more information.

Many animal lives are saved each year by people like you who take shelter animals into their homes to care for until they are adopted. Fostering frees up space in the shelter and gives animals extra time to find their special homes. Puppies and kittens, as well as adult animals, need foster homes. For information on becoming a foster parent, call our foster program coordinator at 951-674-0618, ext. 216, or print out a foster parent application and foster parent guidelines sheet.

AFV also helps our community by providing the following:
Transportation and financial assistance to those needing help with spaying or neutering their pet
Animal licensing for
Canyon Lake, Menifee, Wildomar, Murrieta, and Temecula dogs and Lake Elsinore dogs and cats
Emergency pet care information.

A microchip is a foolproof way of identifying your pet. A microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and contains a unique number which will identify him to shelters, veterinarians, and other facilites that have microchip scanners. AFV provides microchipping for $20 (now includes lifetime membership in Home Again) at the shelter, our monthly shot clinics, and at our spay/neuter clinic (microchipping is available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., no appointment necessary). The clinic is located at 29001 Bastron St. in Lake Elsinore. For residents of the cities served by AFV, there currently are
special microchip fees. The special fees apply only at the Wildomar shelter. Please see our home page for information.

AFV is a firm believer in humane euthanasia for sick, elderly, and injured pets. When the time comes to say goodbye to your pet, our caring staff will be here for you. (We will make special arrangements for the handicapped or seniors who cannot come to the shelter.) We also can make arrangements to come to your home. Please call 951-674-0618 ext. 205 or 233 for more information. 

Humane Euthanasia Hours:
Monday-Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Emergencies: Anytime
Please call the shelter to schedule in-home euthanasia.

We regularly take selected animals to visit residents of senior communities in our area. The residents enjoy visiting with the animals, and the animals enjoy themselves, too! If you and your animal would like to participate, please call 951-471-8344, ext. 217, for more information.



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