Featured Pets

  • 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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  • Pet of the Week - Mr. Pickles

    Posted by · July 10, 2023 10:03 AM · 1 reaction

    Mr. Pickles is looking for a forever home! This handsome boy was brought to the shelter in early March as part of a humane investigation. While his age and exact breed are a mystery, we do know Mr. Pickles has a one-of-a-kind personality. He loves to run around the agility yard, will play fetch for hours, and has so much fun playing in water! Mr. Pickles is also a frequent visitor in the investigations office and often uses his happy demeanor to spread joy around the shelter. He'd make a great addition to any home!

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  • Pet of the Week - Halle Berry

    Posted by · July 03, 2023 2:24 PM · 2 reactions

    Celebrity sighting at the HSVC! THE Halle Berry was spotted in our cat room looking fierce as ever. Despite what you may have read online, Halle Berry is actually a gorgeous 2-year-old cat looking for her forever home! She can be a little shy at first, but Halle is very sweet once she is comfortable with you. We think she would do best in a more quiet home where she can break out of her shell in her own time.

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  • Pet of the Week - Bear

    Posted by · June 26, 2023 3:37 PM · 1 reaction

    We cannot believe Bear is still here! This good boy was surrendered to the HSVC as a puppy in early January of this year. Now 10-months-old, the studly German Shepherd has grown up in the shelter before our eyes. He's sweet, friendly, and true to his breed, very energetic! He would do best with an active owner who will help him maintain his fitness routine. In return he will never leave your side!

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