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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 should first visit our website (hsvc.org/adopt) 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.

 

A few things to consider…

  • 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.
  • Submitting an adoption application DOES NOT guarantee adoption. We thoroughly review every application to ensure we find the perfect home for each of our animals.
  • 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.

Adoption fees and policies:

  • Dog and cat adoptions: $120
  • Puppies and kittens 6 months and younger: $150
  • Horse adoptions: $200.
  • “Seniors” program:
    • Any dog or cat age 5 or older: $75
    • Senior human AND senior pet (aged 5 or older): $60

The Humane Society of Ventura County requires all other animals in the home to be spayed/neutered prior to adopting an animal from our shelter. 

Those wishing to adopt a pet must provide proof of ownership of the residence or a rental agreement for that address indicating that pets are allowed in the residence.

Special requirements and restrictions may occur for animals available for adoption. Animals rescued in the field from abuse or neglect cases will be overseen by our Humane Officers on a case by case basis. 

Didn't find what you're looking for? Click one of the following to fill out a Breed Request. This will notify you when an animal fitting your desired age/breed/etc. arrives at our shelter.


Dogs

04.pngIncluded with every dog adoption will be the first DHLPP shot of the series, a rabies vaccine, a medical exam good for up to three days from participating veterinarians, implanting an identification microchip, registration of microchip, spay or neuter surgery if necessary as well as a collar, ID tag, and a leash.

For dog adoptions, a yard check will be performed prior to adoption. In addition to adequate fencing and shelter, those wishing to adopt a pet must provide either proof of ownership of the residence or a rental agreement for that address indicating that pets are allowed.


Cats

05.pngCat adoptions will include the first FVRCP shot in the series, a leukemia test (if age allows), rabies vaccine, a medical exam good for up to three days from participating veterinarians, deworming, implanting an identification microchip, registration of microchip, spay, or neuter surgery if necessary as well as a safety collar, ID tag and a cardboard carrier.


 

A Few Things To Consider

When faced with the charms of a delightfully rambunctious puppy, squirming delightedly at the thought of being adopted, many find it hard to consider the long term costs and responsibilities of pet ownership. And when your face is being flooded with puppy kisses, that is understandable to some degree, but puppies do grow and financial responsibilities set in.

  • The time to consider what type of pet is most appropriate and how much you can afford to pay for the animal’s care is before you adopt.
  • Far beyond buying an occasional bag of generic food, the costs of pet ownership can reach more than $300 a year for even the smallest dog.
  • Those considering adopting a pet should first price a nutritionally balanced diet. This will average from $180 to $540 per year depending on the size of the animal you will be feeding.
  • Next, call a veterinarian and determine how many office visits are required each year to keep a pet healthy and what additional costs, such as vaccinations and spaying or neutering, will be.
  • Don’t forget to factor in the costs of a license and other necessities such as collar, leash, food and water bowls, flea treatments, identification tags and boarding when the family goes on vacation.
  • If your home is not equipped with a suitable fence and shelter, those are additional costs that should be factored in to the cost of pet ownership.

While a pet can bring many years of happiness, knowing what you can afford before you adopt an animal is the best way to ensure you get a pet that meets your needs and the animal gets an owner who can meet its needs.

805-646-6505

Shelter & Adoption Location:
402 Bryant Street in Ojai

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