Featured Pets

  • Pet of the Week - Lulu

    Posted by · December 26, 2023 4:06 PM · 2 reactions

    Lulu is a furrific Calico queen who arrived with her teensy kittens, Lou and Lila, in September. The tiny trio spent several weeks lapping up the good life in foster care, which is when we learned what a magnificent dotting mama cat Lulu was! Lulu and her Foster human were always attentive and affectionate to her baby cats - which explains how both darlings were adopted so quickly!

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  • Pet of the Week - Rascal

    Posted by · October 02, 2023 2:33 PM · 1 reaction

    Update (10/26) Rascal has been adopted!We cannot believe Rascal is still here! This handsome 1-year-old is sweet, playful, and extremely friendly! He came to the shelter as an owner surrender in mid-June after his previous pawrents could no longer care for him. Despite his large size, Rascal firmly believes he is a lap dog and will try to sneak onto your lap every chance he gets. He enjoys chewing sticks, lounging in the sun, and hanging out in his play yard with his buddy, Koda, who is also available for adoption!

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  • Pet of the Week - Orca

    Posted by · September 26, 2023 1:30 PM · 1 reaction

    Seven-year-old Orca is looking for her forever home! This gorgeous girl was previously adopted from the shelter in October of 2021. She was recently returned through no fault of her own, and we're determined to get her into a new forever home quick! Orca can be a little shy at first, but once she realizes chin scratches are on the table she rapidly warms up to new friends. Her gorgeous green eyes and super soft fur will surely melt your heart.

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  • Pet of the Week - Chucky

    Posted by · September 18, 2023 4:21 PM · 1 reaction

    Our boy Chucky is looking for a forever home! This handsome Bullmastiff/Siberian Husky mix was brought to the shelter in mid-April of 2023 as part of a humane investigation. At just 2-years-old, Chucky can be very energetic, loves to play with toys, and will fetch for days. He's also so smart and can get the treat out of a Kong toy in no time!

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  • Pets of the Week - Queen & Bee

    Posted by · September 11, 2023 3:11 PM · 1 reaction


    Queen and Bee are looking for a home to live happily ever after in together! This pair of 9-month-old fur besties were recently transferred to the shelter together from Ventura County Animal Services. They are sweet, friendly, and love to play together! Queen tends to be more of a social butterfly than her buddy Bee, but both are very affectionate when they feel comfortable. Help us find them the furever home they deserve!

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  • Pet of the Week - Dakota

    Posted by · September 05, 2023 2:44 PM · 1 reaction

    Meet Dakota, a 25-year-old Quarterhorse looking for his forever home! Dakota was originally brought to the HSVC as part of a humane investigation in late 2018. He was adopted and returned to the shelter in late 2022 after his adoptive family fell on hard times financially.

    Staff have gotten to know Dakota for his sweet, friendly personality and his affinity for anyone who will give him attention. He's easy to handle and loads into a trailer with ease. Though he cannot be ridden, Dakota would make the perfect pasture mate and big brother to a younger horse. We also think he would make a great therapy horse!

    Dakota can be a picky eater at times, but that's only because he has refined his palate over the years. He loves to eat his special senior food and will even eat treats out of your hand if you're lucky! 

    If you are interested in making Dakota a part of your equine family, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 for more information.

  • Pet of the Week - Maya

    Posted by · August 22, 2023 9:22 AM · 1 reaction

    Gorgeous girl Maya is still looking for her forever home! A 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier, Maya was brought to the HSVC by our Humane Officers in early March with her son, Blanco. She's sweet, friendly, and very playful. Maya loves to play tug-o-war and spends her free time basking in the sunshine or taking long naps. She's a frequent visitor in the Investigations Department office, absolutely loves water, and brings joy to everyone she meets! Help us find her a loving furever home!

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  • Pet of the Week - Maui

    Posted by · August 08, 2023 8:58 AM · 1 reaction

    Three-year-old Maui is a handsome boy who was adopted from the shelter as a kitten three years ago. He was recently returned to us after his previous owner relocated to a home that was not pet friendly. Maui is a super sweet, social guy who desperately needs out of the shelter. He has a history of Cystitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the urinary bladder that flares up with stress. Because of his condition, Maui is on a special diet to help keep him healthy. But that doesn't mean he can't live a long, happy life!

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  • Pet of the Week - Dahlia

    Posted by · July 31, 2023 3:45 PM · 1 reaction

    HSVC is excited to share that Dahlia is now available for adoption! Six-year-old Dahlia has been residing at the HSVC since mid-January. The spunky mule was brought to the shelter by Humane Officers after they responded to a complaint regarding a female mule with severely overgrown hooves in unincorporated Ventura County.

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  • Pet of the Week - Tinsel

    Posted by · July 26, 2023 4:27 PM · 1 reaction

    Tinsel is a gorgeous and quirky 7-year-old dilute Calico cat who was brought to the HSVC in November by our Humane Officers. Our gorgeous green-eyed Tinsel is deeply shy and skittish around strangers until they earn her trust. However, once she trusts you, Tinsel follows her humans around meowing for treats, attention, and for her litter box to be cleaned. When she feels safe and comfortable, she will affectionately seek belly rubs and take long catnaps sandwiched between her humans. Pretty girl Tinsel also enjoys scratching on cat trees and morphing into a gigantic playful kitten while chasing her favorite flower toy. Tinsel needs patient humans who will understand her difficult history, respect her boundaries, provide her with comfort, and allow her the space to share what a majestic and hilarious treasure she is.

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