The Humane Society of Ventura County is performing adoptions and meet and greets by appointment only from 10 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays). Please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to make an appointment. See below for updated protocols and guidelines:

  1. Those interested in adopting with us to should first visit our website ( to view our available animals.
  2. If you see an animal you are interested in, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 to schedule a meet and greet appointment. We are no longer open for public walkthroughs to visit the animals. You must have an appointment to visit with an animal.
  3. Guests must wear a mask at all times on HSVC property. Further mask mandates may be enforced according to HSVC regulations.
  4. Adoption applications must be filled out in-person at the shelter and only after completing a staff supervised meet and greet. The HSVC is no longer accepting online applications or drop-ins at this time.

A few things to consider…

  • A meet and greet appointment DOES NOT guarantee adoption. 
  • Guidelines and protocols are subject to change at any time. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone unwilling to comply with HSVC guidelines and protocols.
  • The city of Ojai is very hot in the summertime. Please bring your own water and dress appropriately to avoid any heat-related illnesses when visiting the shelter for your appointment.

OUR MISSION: The Humane Society of Ventura County is dedicated to promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of all animals through education and community outreach programs.
501c3 Nonprofit Tax ID: 95-2272598


Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai