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Animal Services

Rescued on July 26 through our Mission for a Home Rescue Program, Flynn is a 7-month old Australian Cattle mix puppy that has been waiting for his forever home too long.   

In fact, we are surprised a family has not snatched him up yet because he is extremely sweet and playful.  A typical puppy, Flynn needs to learn some manners and can be a bit possessive of toys; however, overall, he's a great dog and will make a loyal and loving companion.  He is just a goofy pup that craves attention from all people. 

If you have a passion for animals and are looking to make a difference, consider volunteering at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center as a rabbit and guinea pig caretaker. 

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and make a huge difference in the lives of our animals.

No experience caring for rabbits or guinea pigs is necessary. Volunteers will help clean the cages, provide food and water, exercise and socialize. The best part is giving them all love. 

Did you know rabbits make wonderful indoor companions? The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center currently has many rabbits available for adoption that would make great companions for first-time rabbit owners.  

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has recently received an influx of frightened, timid dogs including the adorable June.  We don't know where June has been living during her short 10-month life span, but it is obvious she has not been socialized to people.  

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center is celebrating National Dog Day on August 26 by offering all dog adoptions for $20.

Hamlet is a 6-year-old bulldog mix full of zeal. Weighing only 30 pounds, he is a little bundle of fun and energy.

He loves his toys and is also extremely smart. In fact, Hamlet can solve a food puzzle in seconds and is great at figuring out all the hidden treat games. He was adopted and unfortunately returned because he could jump his previous owner’s fence, so he requires a secure home or one where he gets his exercise on a leash. 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center on Saturday, August 20 will host a drive-through low-cost pet vaccination clinic for Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills residents.

The low-cost clinic is from 8:30 to 10 am at 28095 Hillcrest.

Dots is the sweetest, most lovable 4-month-old kitten you will ever meet, which is incredible because he had a rough start at life. 

Congratulations to Nancy Legault, our August 2022 volunteer of the month. Nancy started volunteering with us as a greeter last November.

She has excelled in this position, greeting, and directing every visitor who comes through our front gate. Nancy has also volunteered for center events and is constantly willing to go above and beyond her regular duties.   

Meet Animal Services Representative Alison Nieves.

Alison began working at our center in February 2010 as a part-time licensing representative.  Before working at the center, she worked at OC Animal Care for 16 years.  She also worked for a year with the County of Orange Auditor-Controller but missed working in an animal shelter environment. Before her career in animal services, Alison worked in a hair salon for four years and still holds her cosmetology license today.

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