6 Reasons Steve Should Be Your Next Best Friend


We first met Steve on February 22nd, when he was brought to the Humane Society of Ventura County by one of our partner rescues. While his background remains unknown this young German Shepherd mix has made the best out of his situation, he gets along well with everyone he meets, loves to try new things, and is happy to put his trust in those temporarily in charge of his care.

Steve is a very happy and playful boy who is in the process of becoming a confident and loyal dog. Senior humane officer and certified dog trainer, Tracy Vail, has taken Steve under her wing. He has been participating in her dog handling and training workshop at the Humane Society where he is the perfect student. 

Now that Steve has mastered his basic commands he is ready to be placed into a loving home. Following are 6 of the top reasons why Steve should be your next best friend!

  • ACTIVE: Steve loves the great outdoors and would be the perfect hiking and camping buddy for the adventurous type!
  • INTELLIGENT: Steve already walks well on a leash and knows his basic commands. He is looking forward to learning more.
  • WELL SOCIALIZED: Steve loves people of all types and will be a devoted addition to a new family.
  • LOVES OTHER DOGS: Gets along great with other dogs especially those his size or bigger!
  • THINKS WATER IS THE GREATEST THING ON EARTH: Steve would be the perfect beach buddy and would enjoy going to local watering holes.
  • LOYAL: Shelter dogs know they have been rescued by a special human and their loyalty goes unmatched!

The Humane Society of Ventura County is a compassionate care shelter and private nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County. Our shelter and adoption center is located at 402 Bryant Street. Ojai, CA 93023. We can be reached by phone at 805-646-6505. 

All of our programs, services, and outreach are funded one hundred percent by donations, memorials, and sponsorships. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States nor do we receive funding from the city, state or federal government. With the help of many volunteers and continued financial support through donations, memorials, and sponsorships we will continue to provide for all animals within our county.

By donating to the HSVC, you'll be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need in Ventura County. 

DIRECTIONS FOR DONATING: Please make sure all boxes are filled out. On the bottom section, you will need to CLICK on the portion that says Credit Card Number and CLICK on the section that asks for the cards month, date, and CVC number on the back of your card. Thank you!

 If you would like to make a donation IN HONOR or IN MEMORY of someone special please call our Front Desk at 805-646-6505. 

• If you prefer, we are always happy to take donations in person or over the phone. Please visit anytime we are open or simply call the shelter at 805-646-6505.


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