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Welcome to Animal Friends of the Valleys

Shelter Pets…heads and tails above the rest!

Animal Friends of the Valleys is dedicated to promoting humane care of animals through education and a humane, proactive animal services program. We are committed to preventing the suffering of animals and to ending pet overpopulation in the cities we serve.

Animals Friends of the Valleys offers animals for adoptions and provides animal services to the cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta, and Temecula. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


  • Monday: 10 am to 4 pm (8 am for licensing only)
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 4 pm (8 am for licensing only)
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm (8 am for licensing only)
  • Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm (8 am for 8 licensing only)
  • Friday: 10 am to 4 pm (8 am for licensing only)
  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm (8 am for licensing only)
  • Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm (The 3rd Sunday of each month only)

Off-site Adoption Show

October 21, 2017 10:00 am

Off-site Saturday Adoption Shows Every Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Public Services & Programs

At Animal Friends of the Valleys, we’re committed to helping our community love its animals & keep them healthy! We do that through humane education, behavior resources, adoptions, & a low-cost vaccination, microchipping, and spay & neuter clinic.

News from our blog


Local Car Scene Donated 1857 lbs. of food for the shelter animals!

A huge thank you to Justin Constant and Local Car Scene members for their donations at their car show at the Temecula Petco during our adoption event last […]

October 15, 2017

New Hours for Purchasing Licenses

Starting Feb. 1, the shelter will open at 8 a.m. for LICENSING ONLY. For other services, our former hours remain in effect.

January 31, 2017