Animal Services

Moreno Valley Animal Services offers a wide range of services, including dog licensing, low-cost spay/neuter programs and vaccination services. Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the animal shelter for a nominal fee.

Bissell Partners for Pets

The BISSELL Pet Foundation exists to assist animal welfare organizations. This includes helping to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.

Lost Pet USA

The essential tools to reunite you with your pet.

ASPCA grant

Through the ASPCA Adoption Ambassadors program, those who foster animals become adoption counselors on behalf of their local shelters. Ambassadors take home adoptable dogs or cats and find safe and loving homes through word of mouth, social media posts and emails to friends and family, or by hitting the streets with their foster pets.


Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption

Dates: December 6 – 10
Times: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, 14041 Elsworth Street

Dogs/puppies $50; Cats/kittens $15

(Includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, HomeAgain microchip. Pets adopted that have not been altered will stay for surgery and be available to go home on the afternoon of the day surgery is scheduled.)

Low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Date: December 10
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, 14041 Elsworth Street

The City of Moreno Valley Animal Services Division will be conducting a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Saturday, December 10.  Other routine vaccinations will also be offered during the clinic; however prices will vary by vaccination. For more information, contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at (951) 413-3790.

Shelter Hours and Location

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Closed 9:30 a.m. -
6:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
6:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
6:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays
Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ( by appointment only)
    - Arrange pick up of owned pet(s) seen on the website or Notice of Impoundment by calling (951) 413-3790.
    - All other services will resume during regular business hours.

After Hours Field Service

To report a sick, injured or aggressive animal, please call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. at 951-776-1099, and press Option 5 to contact a live person at the Dispatch Center. The Dispatch Center will contact the on-call Animal Control Officer to make contact with the calling party. If you have call block on your phone, you must disable this function otherwise it may significantly impact our response.

Animal Shelter Location
The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter is located at 14041 Elsworth St.
(between Cactus and Alessandro).

Phone Number
Phone Number: 951.413.3790
Fax Number: 951.413.3769
Email address: animal

Pets of the Week


The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter has hundreds of animals that are for adoption. Each episode of "Pets of the Week" showcases a cat and a dog that are up for adoption. This program aims to help viewers find a new friend, find an old friend who has been lost, and help encourage proper care of pets.

Watch Pets of the Week Episodes

Pets may be adopted at any time; please call 951.413.3790 to see if they are still available!

November 2016

S03, Episode 23:
Chili & Maize

Chili #A468415

Maize #468366

S03, Episode 22:
Alexei & Pierre

Alexei #A468136

Pierre #A468103

S03, Episode 21:
Terri & Augustus



September 2016

S03, Episode 20:
Brizzie & Carrot



S03, Episode 19:
Patsy & Meeko



S03, Episode 18:
Doug & Roger



August 2016

S03, Episode 17:
Baxter & Cammi



July 2016
June 2016

S03, Episode 14:
Mimi & Tao



S03, Episode 13:
Murphy & Felix



S03, Episode 12:
Tito & Danny



May 2016

S03, Episode 11:
Sheila & Blaze



S03, Episode 10:
Robin & Bruce



S03, Episode 09:
Josie & Kumquat



S03, Episode 08:
Lucy & Jett



April 2016

S03, Episode 07:
Babs & Buster



S03, Episode 06:
Remi & Alfie



S03, Episode 05:
Molly & Cosmo



March 2016

S03, Episode 03:
Rose & Tulip




Moreno Valley Animal Services has dogs and cats available for adoption for a nominal fee. The shelter also has other services available for residents and their pets.

Before you adopt a pet...
Read this short paper before you make that important decision:

  • How to Adopt a Pet...
  • Pets must be spayed or neutered before they are allowed to go home. This is a State
    Law that is intended to reduce pet over-population.
  • Microchipping is mandatory and is the best way for your lost pet to be identified and returned to you.
  • Fees
    • Dog & Puppy
      - $31.00 Adoption (plus the spay/neuter fee)
      - $16.00 Microchip
      - $20.00 5 in 1 Vaccination
      - $20.00 Rabies Deposit
      - $15.00 License (MV Residents only)
    • Cat & Kitten Adoption
      - $20.00 (plus the spay/neuter fee)
      - $16.00 Microchip
      - $10.00 3 in 1 Vaccination

Military and Senior (60 Years +) Discounts

  • $50 Dogs / Puppies
  • $25 Cats / Kittens

(Includes S/N surgery, vaccines and HomeAgain Microchip)

Available Tues – Fri 10:00 am – 5:30 pm and Sat 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Found and Adoptable Pets

Our listings are on Pet Harbor. Pet Harbor is a not-for-profit Web site sponsored by HLP Chameleon and includes records from Los Angeles County Animal Control, Moreno Valley Animal Service, Pasadena Humane Society and San Diego County Department of Animal Control.

Don't Forget About that Dog License...

All dogs living in Moreno Valley that are four months of age and older must be licensed. You can obtain a license simply by having your dog vaccinated against rabies for a nominal fee at our Animal Shelter Clinic or you can go to your own veterinarian to obtain the rabies vaccination.

Make sure to bring in your dog's Rabies Certificate — you'll need it to get the dog license. You will be offered a discounted rate on your dog license if your dog is spayed or neutered.

Mandatory Spay - Neutering Ordinance

Mandatory Microchipping

Shelter Services

Other services available at the shelter

  • Spay and neuter clinic
  • Microchip ($16.00 total fee)
  • Trap Rentals (limited availability)
    Cat - $12/ per week with a $50 deposit

Donate to Help the Shelter, Help the Pets without Homes

The following programs provide both money and comfort.

California Pet Lover PlatesPet Lover Plate

How can getting this plate help?
Over 1 million dogs and cats enter California’s shelters each year, and over half of them are euthanized (killed) simply because there are not enough homes.

The easiest way a pet owner can help reduce pet overpopulation is to spay or neuter their pet. The California Pet Lover's License Plate will provide a large scale, permanent funding source for spay & neuter programs. These programs have proven to be the best way to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.

California Pet Lover PlateDonate a Bed

Give the Gift of Comfort to a shelter dog or cat. Your kindness will make a world of difference to them! Prices are specially discounted for donation. Items ship directly to the shelter in your name.

Click here to donate a Kuranda bed to City of Moreno Valley Animal Services.


Donation Wish List

Donate items from this list to help the shelter animals feel more comfortable during their stay.

Be a Volunteer for the Shelter

  • The animal shelter is urgently seeking experienced groomers to volunteer their services at the shelter.
  • Help with adoption events in the community
  • Clean and care for the animals
  • Office work, including putting together adoption packets, calling adopters to remind them to register their pets' microchip, filing paperwork, keeping bulletin boards updated
  • Laundry and cleaning cages
  • Walking Dogs
  • Pet Caretaker
  • Pet Photography
  • Lost & Found Services
  • Pet Adoption Events

What are the minimum requirements for a volunteer application?

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete and return volunteer application
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation
  • Review Training Videos

Get an application and start helping today!

What to Do if Your Pet is Lost

Check the shelter

  • View the kennels, puppy/small breed and cattery rooms daily.
  • Stray animals are held for five business days for owner redemption.
  • Check the DOA list, isolation board and lost & found daily, located in the lobby.
    • DOA list-animals picked up deceased.
    • Isolation list-animals not available for viewing by the public. These animals may be sick, injured, feral and aggressive.
    • Enter your information in the Lost Book located in the lobby and check the Found book daily. These books are for public reference; shelter staff is not responsible for monitoring them.
    • Post a picture and / or description of the pet on the Lost and Found board located at the end of the hallway as you enter the kennel area.

Additional Resources

  • Search for your lost pet through Pet Harbor ( The Pet Harbor database includes listing from many (but not all) animal shelters in Southern California.
  • Search for your lost pet through Pet Finder

How to Report a Found Pet

  • Contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951-413-3790
  • Email information and upload photos of the found pet to the following email link:
  • Contact your local newspaper and ask to post a free “found pet” ad
  • Check with your neighbors; the pet may belong to them!
  • Post “Found Pet” flyers in your immediate neighborhood and al local places people tend to visit (Be sure to get permission before posting any flyers)
  • Go to and enter your zip code and click on “Found a Pet”. Select Moreno Valley Animal Services and follow along to register and upload pictures of a found dog, cat or other type of animal.
  • Report found animals through Pet Finder

Become a Rescue Partner

Moreno Valley is committed to working with rescue / adoption organizations (rescue groups) to help provide more opportunities for homeless and unwanted animals to find homes.

Approved Rescue Group Partners

  • Email pull list with Animal IDs and Authorized Puller to
    Acrobat Pull List Form
  • Payment Information
    • Contact number
    • Copy of ID
  • All paperwork will be ready at the Front Desk ready for Authorized Puller’s signature.
  • All the above must be submitted/filed/approved in order to pull any animals from our Facility.


Donations / Wishlist

Your donations to the shelter will allow us to provide comfort to homeless pets during their stay at the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter. This "wish list" is from the people who work with the animals every day in providing care and comfort to our community animals.

Here are some of the items you can donate to help your shelter.

  • Dry Dog and Cat food
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent and Bleach
  • “Dawn” dish soap
  • Dog Flea Shampoo
  • Side by side pet bowls (dog / cat)
  • Crates/kennels and pet gates
  • Cement mixing trays for dog beds
  • Cat Litter (clay, non-clumping) and litter boxes
  • New or used towels and lap or travel-size blankets
  • Toys (Cat balls / cat mice and Dog balls, ropes and chew toys)
  • Chicken, Turkey/Rice baby food for wildlife
  • New or gently used collars, leashes
  • Cockatiel Food, Parrot Food
  • Rabbit, Hamster, Guinea Pig Food

We also accept monetary donations.


The animal shelter is urgently seeking experienced groomers to volunteer their services at the shelter. We have dogs and cats that could use your expertise. Help get a pet adopted!

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14177 Frederick Street
PO Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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