34th Annual Santa Paws


The Humane Society of Ventura County invites the community to Santa Paws, its annual holiday family photo shoot!

The Ventura Beach Marriott will once again host the first Santa Paws event, on Sunday, Nov. 17. The second event will take place at the HSVC shelter in Ojai on Sunday, Dec. 1. Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa Paws is the HSVC’s largest event of the year, bringing in nearly 300 families to celebrate the season by posing for professional-quality photographs with a holiday theme. The money raised at Santa Paws goes directly toward daily operations at the shelter.

Adults, children and pets are welcome in photos – with or without Santa. The shelter will provide a variety of festive costumes to doll up your pets. Pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits and birds are all welcome.

For a minimum donation of $30, guests will receive packages of five to 10 photographs provided onsite on USB flash drives. This year’s early dates will allow for plenty of time to get holiday cards out by the winter holidays.

For 34 years, the HSVC’s Santa Paws events have provided high-quality holiday family portraits for Ventura County residents and beyond.

As a private nonprofit, the Humane Society of Ventura County relies 100% on private donations from individuals, organizations, businesses, grants and trusts. Each year, the shelter makes contact with thousands of animals through adoptions, its low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Humane Officer visits and outreach efforts, including Humane Education.

For more information on the HSVC and on the Santa Paws events, contact Cooper at [email protected] or 805-646-6505, ext. 112.

November 17, 2019 at 10:00am - 3pm
Marriott Ventura Beach

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Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai