Are you in the market for a new furry addition to your family? Often times people prefer to buy pets from stores or from breeders, but there are perfect pets that are waiting for forever homes in animal shelters. If you live in Ladera Ranch or the surrounding area, check out these awesome animal shelters to find your newest family member!
Mission Viejo Animals Services Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
If you are looking for a great, reputable animal shelter that has a variety of animals, the Mission Viejo Animals Services Center is the perfect spot for you. They have dogs, cats, rabbits, and even turtles! Their website currently has twelve adorable dogs that are ready to find their families, as well as nine cute cats that just want to find a loving home. There are a lot of misconceptions out their about pets that come from animal shelters, because people may think they are too old or not lovable. But this is quite the contrary, these animals are constantly socialized with shelter volunteers and many of them are young and still have long lives ahead of them.
DREAM Animal Rescue
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
DREAM Animal Rescue’s mission statement is to “To help any and every animal that needs assistance in finding a new, loving forever home.” The name DREAM stands for Ditto’s Rescue, Every Animal Matters. Ditto was the name of the founder of DREAM’s first cat. This animal shelter is cat-specific, and they are dedicated to helping cats find new homes where they can live their lives with love, happiness, and great companionship. They are based out of Lake Forest, California and have over forty volunteers that are dedicated to helping all of their cats find a forever home. Since the time they opened their doors in 2014, they have helped over 1200 cats find homes and they continue to do so every day! All cats from the shelter are microchipped, spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and parasite free, so any cat you choose is going to be in great health!
Wagging Dog Rescue
Serving all of Southern California
Wagging Dog Rescue is an organization that strives to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California’s shelters and find their perfect forever family. The organization consists of all volunteers who are extremely passionate animal advocates, owners, and rescuers. They dedicate themselves to improving animal welfare and are constantly working to place previously unwanted pets into their perfect home. All of their current adoptable dogs are in foster homes with loving caregivers who work to transition them to new and more permanent homes. Their pillars are responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, and spay and neutering.
If you’re looking to bring a new pet into your home, consider adopting from one of these local animal shelters! Once you’ve adopted, you can bring your new pet to the local vet for vaccinations. Our emergency animal hospital is also open 24/7 to treat pets.