Moreno Valley Animal Services has many opportunities for shelter volunteers — and those who would like to help in other ways.
Your Donations Make a Big Difference
The following programs provide both money and comfort.
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 to provide care and comfort.
Current Wish List
- Purina Puppy Chow/Kitten Chow
- Dawn dish soap
- Cat litter (clay, non-clumping) and litter boxes
- Cement mixing trays for dog beds
- Chicken, turkey/rice baby food for wildlife
- Cockatiel food, parrot food and cages
- Collars and leashes (new/gently used)
- Crates, kennels, pet gates
- Dog Flea Shampoo
- Lap or travel-size blankets
- Liquid laundry detergent/bleach
- Rabbit, hamster, guinea pig food, cages and toys
- Recycles (bottles/cans)
- Side-by-side pet bowls (dog/ cat)
- Towels (new/used)
- Toys (cat balls,cat mice, dog balls, ropes and chew toys)
We also accept monetary donations.
Donate a Bed Program
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 donations. Items ship directly to the shelter in your name.
Donate a Bed Now!
Donate a Kuranda bed to City of Moreno Valley Animal Services.
California Pet Lover Plates
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 (put to sleep) simply because there are not enough homes.
Order the Pet Lover Plate
Visit the California License Plate site to order your plate now.
The easiest way a pet owner can help reduce pet overpopulation is to spay or neuter your pets. The California Pet Lover's License Plate will provide a large-scale, permanent funding source for spay and neuter programs. These programs have proven to be the best way to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.
Be 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.
To become a rescue partner:
- Download the Rescue Partner Guidelines
- Complete a Rescue/Adoption Partner Application
- Provide a copy of your Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit acknowledgement letter
Approved rescue group partners can pull animals from our facility by emailing a pull list to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- the Approved Puller's name
- payment information, including a contact number and copy of ID
- animal ID#s
Once the above documents are submitted, filed, and approved, rescue group partners may pull animals from our facility. All paperwork will be at the front desk ready for Approved Puller’s signature.
Be an Adoption Ambassador
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.
Be a Volunteer for the Shelter
Volunteers can help in the following ways:
- 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
- Do laundry and clean cages
- Walk dogs
- Become a pet caretaker
- Photograph pets
- Perform Lost & Found services
Get an application and start helping today!
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Complete and return volunteer application
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation
- Review Training Videos
- Pass a DOJ background check