That doesn't mean that the local shelters that service the area don't provide entertainment and shelter services, though. One of the biggest shelters to service Mission Viejo is the Saddleback Humane Society. This organization, open for almost 20 years, is a non-profit that doesn't just provide a safe place to house animals until they're rehomed, they also offer spay and neuter services, educational programs, fundraising opportunities, and pet assisted therapy programs!
Another shelter that services the area is the Pet Rescue Center. Developed with the main goal of saving the lives of pups from euthanasia, the Pet Rescue Center has helped feed over 1,440 dogs since its inception with about 100,000 pounds of food!