Skip navigation

Help Us

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.

Donations/Wish List

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.

Kuranda bed

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.

Show your support for Spay and Neuter programs.

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 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!

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete and return volunteer application
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation
  • Review Training Videos
  • Pass a DOJ background check