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Animal Services

Leeloo is a young kitty who is still developing her personality but is blooming every day. She is extra affectionate and vocal with her trusted human companions and shows her goofy side from time to time.

Tips to bringing home your new rescued dog:

If you’re thinking about rescuing a new dog, there are some important points to consider as you incorporate your new pup into your home environment. Bringing home a new dog is a learning process for you and your dog, and it is important to have a plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center rescue program “A Mission for Home” assists not only dogs that need placement but cats, too.  During our deployment to the Butte fire, our team came across a house whose owners had been evacuated and left a litter of kittens behind.  The kittens were scared and confused about being left without human care.  The Butte County shelter released the kittens to our care.  Appropriately named after their origin, Spark, Smolder, Kindling, Ember, Char-lee and Ash-lee were all treated medically and socialized and made available for adoption.

The New Year is the perfect time for setting goals and starting anew. While setting goals for ourselves like losing weight, getting more exercise or eating less processed food are all worthy ambitions, our pets are often overlooked in our New Year’s resolutions. With the endless love and joy they bring us every day, the health and happiness of our furry friends should be among our top priorities for the year ahead.

Meet Dash, the goofiest, most active and playful dog currently at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center.  

The volunteers at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center epitomize the true spirit of the holidays. They collected and distributed much-needed pet food and supplies to residents in need during this difficult time.  

“We are happy to be able to provide the essential pet supplies to proactively aid pet owners who may be struggling to care for their pets instead of resorting to relinquishment or abandonment,” said volunteer coordinator Giselle Leal.

Cookie and Grover are delightful 4-month-old kittens that would make a great addition to any home.  Because they are extremely bonded, these brothers must go home together, but you can get them both for the price of one for double the fun!

Cookie is friendly and playful while Grover is affectionate and sweet. Some folks are hesitant to adopt them since they are black, but in many places and cultures, black cats are actually a symbol of good luck and prosperity. In any case, they are guaranteed to bring you holiday joy and much happiness in the new year!

Char-lee was part of a litter of kittens rescued during the Complex Fire and brought to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center.

Char-lee was treated for an eye ulcer that left her with a one-of-a-kind scar on her eye. However, the scar doesn’t affect her vision, and she is curious and explorative about her surroundings. All the kittens from the litter except Char-lee have been adopted.

This sweet kitten has been at the shelter for nearly three months and is ready to find her forever home.

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) are offering discounted adoption fees for all shelter pets this month for the annual Home for the Holidays Adoption promotion.

Bring joy to your world by adding a pet to your family this holiday season. DAWG is covering the costs of vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries and flea control – meaning approved applicants will only pay the $20 microchip fee for their new furry friend.