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Behind the Scenes

Mission Viejo Animal Services Center is committed to providing the best possible service for the five cities it covers during this difficult time. Dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals, and animal services officers will continue to patrol the communities and respond to stray animals and public safety functions.

Stay tuned to this page to see daily updates on what's going on behind the scenes at the center during our closure.

Additional Behind the Scenes are available here:

February 2021 

February 23, 2021

New rescue dogs arrive from over crowded shelter 

The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center recently welcomed seven dogs to the shelter through the Mission for Home Rescue program.

The Mission for Home Rescue program involves handpicking pets from overcrowded shelters and bringing them here to make them available for adoption locally. Funded exclusively through the nonprofit Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG), this program is a win-win for the animals and shelters alike.

Read full story here

February 11, 2021

Olivia adopted! 

Olivia goes home

February 10, 2021

Bubba adoption update

I wanted to give another big thank you for the adoption of my English Bulldog Bubba.  He is now 3 years old! He is the most loving dog and gets to go on many adventures. He is well loved and always happy.

Thank you again for bringing such joy to our lives.  Here is a picture of him enjoying his birthday treat!


February 6, 2021

Havana adopted! 

Havana came in as a stray from Laguna Niguel. When she arrived at the center she was very shy and nervous. With help of staff and volunteers she began trusting new people. She was adopted to a wonderful home over the weekend. We are so happy for her!

Havana goes home


February 5, 2021

Frankie is a total love! This beautiful little 8-year-old Tortie, a stray from Laguna Hills, is now available for adoption.

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February 4, 2021

Wolfie adoption update

The Baker family recently expressed its gratitude to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center for the family’s new adopted dog. Wolfie was a rescue through our “Mission for Home” Rescue Program. He came from a shelter in the Inland Empire where they receive a large number of dogs daily

Read the entire update here

February 3, 2021

February is adopt a rabbit month

Besides being cute and furry, rabbits have amazing personalities. They can make wonderful companions and bond closely with their owners. Like dogs, rabbits show affection. They have big personalities and love to play. They are guaranteed to make you smile.

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February 2, 2021

Find Some Bunny to Love 

Are you looking for some bunny to love this winter? Then hop over to the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and adopt a lovable rabbit for only $20.

Click here for more information 

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