34th Annual Santa Paws - Ojai



The Humane Society of Ventura County’s 34th Annual Santa Paws holiday photoshoot will return to the Humane Society of Ventura County on December 1st! Santa Paws is our largest event bringing in nearly 300 families to celebrate the holidays with professional quality photographs with a holiday theme. The money raised at Santa Paws goes directly towards the daily operations at the Shelter.

Adults, children, and pets are welcome in photos with or without Santa. The Shelter will have many festive costumes to doll up your pets if you are in the mood. Pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits, and birds are all welcome! As a private nonprofit, the Humane Society of Ventura County relies 100% on private donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and grants and trusts. In any given year, we make contact with thousands of animals through our adoptions, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and outreach efforts from our Humane Officers and Humane Educator. 

Your support is vital in our efforts to provide our daily services and we ask that you making a donation while enjoying the holiday atmosphere. Your donation is tax-deductible.

The packages for your holiday photo session start at $30 and include 5-10 images. For a larger donation, you will also have access to some wonderful HSVC keepsakes including the 2020 HSVC Calendar and more. All images will be provided on-site on a USB flash drive.

“The passion and commitment from the staff and the quality of the photography from Santa Paws are why I keep coming back every holiday season,” said Penny Harvey, a long-time HSVC supporter.

For 34 years, the HSVC Santa Paws has been providing high-quality holiday family portraits for Ventura County residents and beyond. “Seeing the joy in the families, their pets and Santa during the session continues to be very rewarding,” said Greg Cooper, Director of Community Outreach and official photographer for the event. Between our Santa, Jolene our Shelter Director, and all of the HSVC staff, volunteers, and sponsors that make this event possible, we are once again excited to see you stop in for your photoshoot during one of our two dates.

For more information on our Santa Paws event, please contact Greg Cooper at [email protected] or 805-646-6505, ext. 112.



December 01, 2019 at 10:00am - 3pm
Humane Society of Ventura County
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402 Bryant Street in Ojai