Animal Care Services

Animal control and shelter services in the City of Murrieta are provided through a partnership with Animal Friends of the Valley (AFV). Under this agreement, AFV provides the City with the following services:

  • Field Services
    Impounding stray animals, picking-up injured wildlife, cruelty investigations, issuance of citations, nuisance complaints, etc.
  • Shelter Services
    Receiving animals from the public, providing low cost vaccination clinics, pet licensing and adoptions, etc.

Contact Information:


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

Shelter Hours:

Open at 8:00 AM Monday through Saturday for LICENSING ONLY
Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Third Sunday Only)

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). 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 Adoption:


AFV maintains an online database with photos of animals available for adoption. 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.

For additional information, please contact City staff at (951) 461-6010.