Success Stories

  • A Furever Home for Benji

    Posted by · March 01, 2021 11:04 AM · 1 reaction

    Benji may have had a rough start to his life, but he is finally getting the love and attention he deserves in his furever home! This handsome guy was one of ten cats rescued in the field by Humane Officers during a hoarding case in early September of 2020. After noticing Benji was having a difficult time adjusting to life at the shelter, HSVC Assistant Kennel Manager Victor decided to foster the shy kitty. We are happy to report Benji recently became our newest "foster fail" after he was formally adopted by Victor and Nicole! 

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  • Bueno is Doing Bueno!

    Posted by · February 22, 2021 10:14 AM · 1 reaction

    Bueno is doing bueno in his forever home with Bill and Dawn! One-year-old Bueno, formerly Jeremiah, was one of the many Chihuahua mixes transferred to our shelter in mid-October of 2020 as part of a dog hoarding case in Santa Barbara County. Dawn and Bill's previous dog, also adopted from the HSVC, had recently passed and the couple was longing to have another dog in their house. After seeing Bueno's photo online, Bill and Dawn knew they had to come in and meet the sweet pup. They adopted Bueno on November 5th, 2020, and the trio has been enjoying life together ever since!

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  • Christina Won the Lotto with Otto!

    Posted by · February 15, 2021 10:36 AM · 1 reaction

    HSVC Veterinary Assistant Christina won the cat lotto when she adopted sweet Otto! Five-year-old Otto came to the shelter with his littermates in October of 2014 to find new homes. According to Christina, the handsome orange tabby would always put his paw out for her to pet him every time she walked by. It didn't take long for Christina to know Otto was the kitty for her! 

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  • Challenging Chase is Now Thriving in his Forever Home!

    Posted by · February 08, 2021 10:13 AM · 1 reaction

    Chase spent six months in our shelter, and now he’s spent six months out in his forever home! Five-year-old Chase was transferred to the HSVC through our rescue partners in mid-January of 2020. His large size and anxious personality made it challenging to find him a forever home. However, it seems Chase knew his perfect match was out there, and in August of 2020, he found it with Matt! The gorgeous Border Collie has been living the good life with Matt and his family ever since.

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  • Fate brought Vaya to Her Forever Family!

    Posted by · February 01, 2021 3:09 PM · 1 reaction

    Vaya came to the HSVC through our rescue partners in early April of 2019 to find a new home. Formerly Sundae, the friendly German Shepherd mix quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. Dave and his family visited our shelter hoping to find a loving dog to make a part of their family. A fateful encounter led them to Vaya, and they have been living happily ever after together ever since!

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  • Max the Loving Family Dog

    Posted by · January 25, 2021 11:27 AM · 1 reaction

    Max, formerly Toffee, was adopted by Tatiana and her family in March of 2020 just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ventura County. Affectionately referred to as "half Black Mouth Cur and half Kangaroo", the handsome pup has become the most loving dog since becoming part of their family. 

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  • Fiona the Princess

    Posted by · January 18, 2021 10:47 AM · 1 reaction

    Fiona is finally getting treated like the princess she is in her forever home with Mellissa! As a longtime volunteer with the HSVC, Mellissa often spent time with the 10-month-old tabby in our cat room. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with Fiona’s sweet personality and beautiful looks. Mellissa brought Fiona home on January 30th, 2020, and they have been inseparable ever since.

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  • Enzo and Maurice are Living the Good Life

    Posted by · January 11, 2021 11:33 AM · 1 reaction

    Two months later and rescue pups Enzo and Maurice, formerly Morris, are thriving in their forever home! This pair of cuties were transferred to the HSVC in mid-October as a result of a dog hoarding case in Santa Barbara County. They were adopted in November by Louesa and Curtis and have been living the good life ever since!

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  • Tonto, Cici, and Bolita are a Triple Success Story!

    Posted by · January 04, 2021 12:22 PM · 1 reaction

    We are excited to share a triple adoption success story this week! Meet Tonto, Cici, and Bolita, an adorable trio of Chihuahuas all adopted from the HSVC by the Armenta family!

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  • Fate Brought Brody to his Forever Home!

    Posted by · December 29, 2020 10:00 AM

    There’s an old saying that when choosing a pet, the pet actually chooses you. Such is the case for Sophia, Ashton, and their kitten, Brody. While quarantining at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple decided what better time to welcome a new fur baby into their family. They came across 9-week-old Brody’s photo, then Birch, on the HSVC website and instantly fell in love.

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