Animal Control & Shelter Services


Operated by Animal Friends of the Valleys

Southwest Communities Animal Shelter

Southwest Communities Animal Shelter:

The Southwest Community Financing Authority is a joint-powers authority of Riverside County & the Cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Temecula & Wildomar. Funding for the 32,000 sq. ft. shelter was $11.4 million. City Animal Control and Sheltering services are provided through a contract with Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV). 

Contact Information: 

Location: 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar, CA 92595
Phone: (951) 674-0618
After Hours Emergency : (951) 506-5069

Shelter Hours:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday
Open third Sunday of the month, noon to 4 p.m. 

Animal Licensing & Vaccinations:

It is a state law and city ordinance that all dogs 4 months of age and older be vaccinated against rabies and licensed in the city in which the animal lives (within 30 days). The city also requires all cats over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. Licensing can be done in person at the shelter, online or via mail. 

View Licensing Fees 

Animal License Application (for mail or in person) 

Assistance Dog Application

License Your Pet Online

Animal Friends of the Valleys Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic: 

Why spend more when you don't have to? Visit the Animal Friends of the Valleys'  low cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinic. The Clinic is now open Monday - Friday. Low-cost vaccinations and $20 microchipping are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary).  For an appointment for other services including Spay/Neuter Services, call (951) 674-SPAY.

Address: 29001 Bastron Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Services & Pricing

View Other Vaccination Options and Costs 

Spay & Neutering Information 

Animal Adoption 

AFV maintains an online database with photos of animals available for adoption. When choosing your next pet, choose to save a life. View adoptable pets and adoption fees

Lost & Found Pets

View lost/found animals at the shelter online or contact the shelter to see if your animal has been found. 

Effective animal control is a partnership between the community and the AFV. For more information on animal control services, please visit the Animal Friends of the Valleys Website.