501c3 Nonprofit Tax ID: 95-2272598

Nestled in the rolling hills of the picturesque Ojai Valley lies a 4.4 acre hidden treasure for wayward animals. Founded in 1932, we here at the Humane Society of Ventura County have been servicing not just the animals of the Ojai Valley, but all of the animals in Ventura County. Traditionally, an animal shelter is thought of as solely a place for animals to seek refuge until a permanent home can be found.

While here at the Humane Society of Ventura County we provide this safe refuge, we also strive to remedy the greater problem of animal overpopulation, abuse and neglect. We are dedicated to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of all animals in the Ventura County through education and community outreach.

All of our programs, services and outreach are funded one hundred percent by donations, memorials and sponsorships. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States nor do we receive funding from the city, state or federal government. With the help of many volunteers and continued financial support through donations, memorials and sponsorships we will continue to provide for all animals within our county.


  • Latest News

    Thank You Thomas Fire Donors and Volunteers!

    The Humane Society of Ventura County would like to thank all who donated their time, money and supplies to the Shelter both during the Thomas Fire and the weeks and months...

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    Open Board Meeting: April 18th!


    We are pleased to announce this spring’s Open Board Meeting will be held at the shelter on Wednesday,  April 18th at 6pm. The meeting will take place at the Humane Society of Ventura County...

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    Staff Pick - Carter


    Meet this week's Staff Pick! Carter, a year and a half old Airedale Terrier, has already made quite the impact on our staff and guests, just ask Kennel Attendant Sean, who has been working one-on-one...

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai