Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Town of Apple Valley, CA
Serving the High Desert/Victor Valley Unincorporated Region of S.B. County
We adopt animals to homes all over the world, however we do not ship animals.
Apple Valley Animal Services
22131 Powhatan Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, Monday & Holidays - CLOSED
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All adopters must submit an adoption application for review and approval. When multiple adopters are interested in the same animal, approved applicants will be placed into a lottery, which will be drawn the morning the pet becomes available for adoption. AVAS staff will work with interested adopters/rescuers to determine the best placement for animals in our care. The priority will be placement into a permanent loving home.
Cats: $35 Includes: Spay/Neuter, free well pet check (participating veterinarians), first vaccine, and an educational adoption packet
Dogs: $75 + $10 for rabies vaccine + license fees in your area ($12 for residents of Apple Valley, $15 SB County) Includes: Spay/Neuter, first vaccines, free well pet check (participating veterinarians), a microchip (life-long registration) and an educational adoption packet.
Tax-exempt 501(c)3 Animal Rescue Organizations (as defined by the Internal Revenue Code) may transfer animals into their care at a reduced rate. Proof of tax-exempt status and a current Cooperative Transfer Agreement must be on file with AVAS. Terms and Fees outlined in agreement.
Animal Rescue Organizations or individuals forming a group to rescue animals that do not have a tax-exempt 501(c)3 status may contact AVAS staff for pre-approval of an Animal Rescue Organization Agreement (valid for 1-year). Terms outlined in agreement.
Microchips can also be purchased for owned animals for $20.00.
A microchip is a life-long form of identification that can never be lost or misplaced like traditional collars and tags. Microchips help us to get animals back to their owners even months after they have given up hope!
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.