Success Stories

  • Kindle Finds Her Furever Family

    Posted by · February 26, 2024 1:08 PM · 1 reaction


    Kindle was surrendered to the shelter by her previous owner in early January. The lovable Lab/Shepherd mix was adopted by pawrents Steve and Celeste nearly two weeks ago and is thriving in her new home! Kindle has even become best friends with fellow HSVC alum, Sierra, formerly Stella, who was adopted by Steve and Celeste's daughter, Allison, in July 2022.

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  • Happily Ever After for Mr. Pickles

    Posted by · February 19, 2024 10:34 AM · 1 reaction


    Mr. Pickles could not be happier in his new home! Now named D.O.G., the friendly pup spent 180 days at the shelter after being brought in by our Humane Officers in March 2023. He finally found his happily ever after with Mike and Nikki in mid-September, and he’s been living the good life ever since! We’d say it was worth the wait!

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  • Eeny and Meeny Are All Grown Up!

    Posted by · February 07, 2024 2:31 PM · 1 reaction


    Eeny and Meeny are growing up so fast! Now Moe and Boba, the pair of 9-month-old siblings were adopted by Claire and her family in early July of 2022 and have been living the good life ever since!

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  • Lots of Love for Loki!

    Posted by · February 01, 2024 10:35 AM · 1 reaction


    Loki has been living his best life ever since Wendy adopted him in mid-September of last year! The handsome 2-year-old came to the shelter as an owner surrender and was extremely shy when he first arrived. Wendy visited the shelter and immediately fell for Loki's puppy dog eyes and gentle nature. Now named Crowley, the Lab/Retriever mix has blossomed into the sweetest, most friendly adventure buddy in his new home!

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  • Hot Cocoa Finds a Home

    Posted by · January 25, 2024 10:00 AM


    One month later and Hot Cocoa, now Mavis, has happily settled into her new home with Eva and Teo! The adorable tortie was adopted just in time for the holidays and has been spoiled ever since. Her new mama says the now 3-month-old kitten has had countless adventures, and there's more to come!

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  • Bert and Ernie Celebrate 10-year Adoption Anniversary

    Posted by · January 18, 2024 11:26 AM · 1 reaction


    Best friends Bert and Ernie are celebrating their 10-year adoption anniversary! Brenda and Brian adopted the adorable pair of pups from HSVC 10 years ago and they have been dearly loved ever since. Formerly Sir Walter and Sir Colby, the couple drove all the way from Riverside to Ojai just to bring them home all those years ago! We can't think of a better adoption success story!

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  • Milhouse is in the House!

    Posted by · January 08, 2024 3:00 PM · 1 reaction


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  • Success Story - Franky Says "Relax" in his Forever Home!

    Posted by · September 12, 2023 10:09 AM · 1 reaction


    Franky has been living his best life ever since Rachel adopted him. This energetic 5-month-old had trouble finding a home that could handle his active personality. He was even adopted out and returned due to his spunky playfulness. As it turns out, he was just waiting for his purrfect home with Rachel!

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  • Happy Gotcha Day, Reggie!

    Posted by · July 31, 2023 10:52 AM · 1 reaction


    We are thrilled to share that Reggie has finally found his forever home with Shelby! Three-year-old Reggie was brought to the shelter as a stray in early April. After completing his stray hold unclaimed, the handsome Rottweiler was made available for adoption. Shelby came to the HSVC in search of a buddy for her Rottie, Freya. It was love at first sight and Reggie was quickly placed with Shelby as a foster-to-adopt pup. 

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  • All Smiles this Summer with June!

    Posted by · July 24, 2023 10:00 AM


    June is all grown up! This gorgeous girl was adopted from the shelter on November 10th, 2021 by Alyssa. Formerly Minestrone, June was a member of our "soup kitten" litter all named after delicious soups. She loved playing in the kitten room with siblings Gazpacho, Chowder, Noodle, and Matzah Ball during her time at the shelter. 

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