*Updated May 19, 2020*

As our County, State, and Federal guidelines relating to COVID-19 shift, so do we. As of Tuesday, May 19, Animal Friends of the Valleys is adhering to the below protocols:

  • In order to maintain social distancing standards, we are allowing up to 8 people in our lobby at a time.
  • Please continue to wash your hands, sanitize, and wear masks when available.
  • Adoptions – Please view our adoptable pets online at If you see an animal you are interested in, please complete the appropriate Canine or Feline adoption application prior to visiting the shelter.
  • Fostering – Please visit to learn more about this important and impactful program, and check out our adoptable foster pets who are looking for their forever homes.
  • Return-to-Owners – Please view pets online at to see if your pet is listed prior to coming to the shelter, if possible.
  • Stray Animals – We will continue to accept stray animals. Please provide as much information as possible to increase the chances of this animal being reunited with its owner.
  • Owner Surrenders – We will continue to accept owner relinquished pets as needed.
  • Licensing – All licensing is to be done online at, by phone at (951)674-0618, or by mail.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic and Pet Vaccination Clinic – These services are available on an appointment only basis. Please call (951)674-7729 to schedule.

Updated Business Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

The animals depend on us 365 days a year–no matter what. Please remember we still need the continued support of our community partners, sponsors, and YOU to help us provide the care each animal deserves.

We will update our website with more information regarding COVID-19/Novel-Coronavirus as it becomes available.

We thank you for your understanding and want to assure you the animals in our shelter are continuing to receive top-notch care during this challenging time.


Monica Wylie
Executive Director
Animal Friends of the Valleys