Lost and Found

We have temporarily paused the intake of stray animals after hours for the safety of our staff, shelter animals, and the public. We know this is a valuable service for our community and are working to offer it again soon. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

The Humane Society of Ventura County is located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai, CA. We are open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. 

I lost my pet. What do I do now?

  1. First, click one of the links above to view the lost animals currently at our shelter. Your pet may have been turned in to the HSVC.
  2. If you do not see your pet on our website, we suggest filling out a Lost Animal Report by clicking one of the links below. This will send you an alert if an animal matching your pet's description enters our shelter or Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo.
  3. Post a photo of your pet with physical details (age, breed, color, etc.) and information about where and when it was seen last on social media. 
  4. If your animal was lost or found in Ojai, call our office and leave information with the staff. See below for additional shelters to contact for your lost animal.
    1. Ventura County Animal Services, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-4341 (PLEASE NOTE: Animal Services will not take lost reports over the phone. You MUST go in to file the report or file online at vcas.us)
    2. Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura, 818-991-0071
    3. Santa Barbara Humane Society, Santa Barbara, 805-964-4777
    4. Santa Barbara Animal Shelter, Santa Barbara, 805-681-5285
  5. Visit our shelter (located at 402 Bryant St. in Ojai) to look for your animal. You know the identifying marks on your pets much better than we do. Do not assume that filling out a Lost Animal Report guarantees notification of the location of your lost pet.
  6. Go door to door in your neighborhood, pass out flyers, and post signs. Talk to service personnel and children (with parent's permission).
  7. Check the Craigslist lost and found section.
  8. Post a notice on Lost Dog Ventura County or Lost Cat Ventura County, a free website for finding lost dogs and cats in Ventura County.
  9. Call local veterinarians and rescues.
  10. Frequently visit Ventura County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Ventura County.
  11. Place an ad in the lost and found section of your local newspaper.
  12. Don't give up! Many pets are found months after becoming lost.

Once you have found your pet:

  1. Get your pet microchipped. This will make it easier for your pet to be reunited with you if it is turned into a shelter or veterinarian's office. The HSVC performs microchipping services by appointment for $25 including registration. If you are in need of this service, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505.
  2. Be sure your pet is always wearing a collar and ID tag with updated contact information. Pet owners can purchase an ID tag at the HSVC for only $5!
  3. Get your pets licensed. Proof of a rabies vaccine and a certificate of sterility (if available) is required when licensing your pet.
  4. If your pet is not fixed, call our Spay/Neuter Clinic at 805-646-6505 to schedule an appointment. Altering your animal will make them less likely to roam and potentially get lost in the future. 
  5. Make sure your pets are up-to-date on vaccinations so they are less likely to contract a serious disease in the event they do get lost. The HSVC hosts a low-cost vaccination clinic every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, visit our Low-Cost Vaccination page.
  6. Secure your yard and home. Check fencing, gates, and any other exits that your pet may be able to potentially escape.
  7. Consider an obedience training class to teach your dog to not run through doors. 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please call the shelter at 805-646-6505. We are happy to help!