Our 90th Birthday Bash and Open House is just around the corner! In preparation for the big day, we wanted to share more about all of the amazing vendors helping us celebrate this year. Don't forget to stop by the shelter on June 11th from 10 - 3 pm to join in on the fun!
Kirby Subaru - As long-term supporters of the HSVC, Kirby has always gone above and beyond to help spread our shelter's mission. In addition to donations, Kirby has also become one of our most successful DoorDash host locations assisting us in providing free pet food to pet owners in need. We are so grateful to have them as part of our HSVC team!
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) - SDF is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening disaster response in America by recruiting shelter dogs and training them to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. They pair their pups with firefighters and other first responders and offer ongoing training at no cost to emergency organizations.
Over the years, the HSVC has had two of our dogs successfully graduate from SDF's rigorous training program. Both Moxie and Harley had successful careers as search dogs with their partners before crossing the rainbow bridge. Our shelter continuously works with SDF in hopes of finding more successful recruits for their program.
Turtle Conservancy - The Turtle Conservancy is an organization dedicated to protecting threatened turtles and tortoises and their habitats worldwide. With their headquarters right here in Ojai, this fantastic nonprofit is near and dear to our hearts. Plus, their Associate Director and Veterinarian Dr. James Liu adopted from us! He recently took home Aria, mama of five adorable border collie puppies who was very loved by the staff.
Ojai Library - The Ojai Library is part of the Ventura County Library, an organization aiming to inspire the community to explore, discover, and connect. As a local spot for assistance and resources, the Ojai Library often partners with our Humane Educator, Angie Sagliani, to promote humane education. They also provide free books for our Free Little Library!
Reins of H.O.P.E - Reins of H.O.P.E. is a nonprofit organization that utilizes equine therapy for adults and children throughout Ventura County. Their goal is to improve mental health for individuals by empowering and building resiliency through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) - We are so excited our friends from Ventura County Animal Services will be hosting a booth at our 90th birthday and open house. Our shelter works closely with VCAS with the common goal of helping animals in need. From adoption services to animal control officers, VCAS does it all! Stop by the HSVC (402 Bryant St. in Ojai) on Saturday, June 11th, from 10 - 3 pm to learn more about VCAS and celebrate our milestone birthday with us
HELP of Ojai - As the only full-time, basic needs provider in the Ojai Valley, HELP of Ojai operates nine separate programs, collaborating to provide a “one-stop” destination for clients seeking intensive support unhindered by administrative burdens. The HSVC has worked closely with HELP of Ojai over the years providing free pet food and supplies to their clients. We look forward to celebrating our 90th birthday with them!
Vet CBD - Since 2015, VETCBD has been committed to helping all lives thrive. Founded, formulated, and operated by cannabis industry pioneer, Dr. Tim Shu, he and the VETCBD team are dedicated to promoting the education, research, and advocacy of the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis for humans and pets. They are a new friend of the shelter, but we are very excited to have them at our birthday bash!
Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) - The OVLC is a nonprofit, non-governmental, land protection organization supported by private donations. They work to protect and restore the open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations.
LIV Sotheby's International Realty, Ojai - LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is a true lifestyle-oriented brokerage firm with a team of local, expert real estate advisors. With over forty agents covering specialties such as residential, horse properties, estates, land, commercial, income properties and businesses, their knowledge of the Ojai Valley is unsurpassed. The staff of LIV Sotheby's have always been big supporters of the HSVC. They frequently donate funds and pet supplies to the animals in need at our shelter. We are grateful for their support!
Dr. Junia Childs, Natural Health for Pets - A long-time friend of the HSVC, Dr. Junia Childs will be attending our birthday bash promoting natural healing therapies for animals. Along with Natural Health for Pets, Dr. Childs provides the best best of conventional and natural medicine for each patient's personal health needs. She also offers holistic health education for pet owners. We are very excited to have her celebrating with us this year!
You can learn more about each of these fantastic organizations by attending our 90th birthday bash and open house! Stop by the shelter, located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai, on June 11th from 10 am - 3 pm. We'll see you there!