With an influx of pets coming into the shelters as a result of today’s economy; now is the best time to adopt a pet who is hoping for a loving owner to come rescue them from the dog pound… which incidentally is just down the road in Lake Elsinore!
There are many benefits to adopting from a shelter. The one that tops the list is; a lot of times you can find a dog that has already gone through ALL the housebreaking, walking on a leash, and you just might find a dog that already knows a ton of tricks!
Think of it as getting a pet-to-go!
Serving the Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar & Menifee communities is the Animal Friends of the Valleys Organization (also known as LEAF ~ Lake Elsinore Animal Friends). LEAF is located within the walls of the Southwest Communities Animal Center, 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours till 7 p.m. on Wednesday. It is closed Sunday.
Besides being the largest center in the area to house displaced animals, the beautiful 32,000 square foot facility also offers Animal Services & Licensing and Spaying & Neutering. Not to mention, they have their very own Humane Educator ~ Farren Mahone. In Farren’s own words, “The Humane Education Program has been developed to help foster attitudes of respect, compassion and kindness toward animals. It is in building compassionate experiences and attitudes that leads young people to compassionate actions.”
Animal Friends of the Valleys has been helping people in the area attain their wish of adding a pet to their family for years. The wide selection of available animals that are up for adoption range from big to small, young to old, athletic & calm cats, dogs, and other animals. Adoption fees include a microchip (lifetime membership in Home Again), DA2PPV-C and Bordetella vaccinations, collar, AFV ID Tag and a free Vet Check. Actual fees depend on whether you are adopting a dog, cat, and age of the pet. If you’re interested in checking out Animal Friends of the Valleys’ website, click here. If you’d like to make a visit to the center to take a look at the available pets for adoption, here again is the address and additional details.
33751 Mission Trail in Wildomar * Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm (Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm) * Phone: 951-674-0618
Don’t forget to check out the adoptable pets that are not housed at the facility, but are being taken care of at foster homes. Click here to see them. You might find your forever pet amongst the Foster Page.
Good luck in your pet adoption journey!