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Moreno Valley Animal Shelter operates as part of City of Moreno Valley's Animal Services department. All of the animals at the shelter are either owner-surrendered or unclaimed strays. Not all cats and dogs will be available for adoption when you visit the shelter, as some will have severe health or behavior problems and strays are given 5 days before being deemed adoptable in case they're just lost!
In addition to operating the city’s animal shelter, Moreno Valley Animal Services performs the following community services:
Ready to begin the adoption process at Moreno Valley Animal Shelter?
To be eligible as an adopter, you must meet the following criteria:
Adoption fees at Moreno Valley Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, a free post-adoption vet check-up, and a dog license (Moreno Valley residents only). Spay neuter/surgery isn't included in the price of your adoption fee and varies according to the size and type of pet. Please contact Moreno Valley Animal Shelter directly for more details.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.