Bark in the Park at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Bark in the Park is planned for Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11am to 3pm at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road (behind the Thousand Oaks Library).

Special activities include a dog costume contest, as well as a big and littlest dog contest; small dog races, dog entertainers, celebrity dogs, a dog agility course, a dog cool off zone-water area, and at least 50 exhibits and vendors with dog-specific goods & services and apparel. There will also be lots of dogs who would love to find a new home on-hand.

The Grilled Cheese Truck, Hot Diggity Dog, and Kona Ice will be available for food purchase.

For more details, visit crpd.org/events/bark_in_the_park.asp or call 805.375.1003.

Bark in the Park Event at Malibu Bluffs Park on Saturday, February 23, 2019

The City of Malibu Recreation Services Department is hosting “Bark in the Park” at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Event is free and open to the public. Consider bringing a donation for animal rescue non-profit Paw Works, such as blankets, leashes, collars, beds and toys.

Event to include dog costume contest, dog/owner look-alike contest, tail wagging contest (dogs, not people), The Roast Truck, Farm and Flame Food Truck, face painting, pet-related vendors and more.

Visit www.malibucity.org/bark for more information.

"Santa Paws" Event Benefiting Humane Society in Ojai November 18 and December 2, 2018

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Dec 2 event has been cancelled due to large intake of animals rescues from wildfires.

The Humane Society of Ventura County’s 33rd Annual Santa Paws holiday photo shoot will take place on Sunday, November 18th and Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 3pm at the Ojai Shelter. The December 2nd date will also feature a bake sale and Firefly Ceramics will be on hand providing the materials to make ceramic paw print ornaments for a $25 donation to the Shelter.

Santa Paws is the Society’s largest event, bringing in nearly 300 families to celebrate the holidays with professional quality photographs with a holiday theme. The money raised at Santa Paws goes directly towards the daily operations at the Shelter.

Adults, children and pets are welcome in photos-with or without Santa. The Shelter will have many festive costumes to doll up your pets if you are in the mood. Pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits, and birds are all welcome!

As a private nonprofit, the Humane Society of Ventura County relies 100% on private donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and through grants and trusts. In any given year, the Society makes contact with thousands of animals through adoptions, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, our Humane Officers and outreach efforts.

Donations are vital to the organization and are tax deductible.

The packages for your holiday photo session start at $30 and include 5-10 images. For a larger donation you will also have access to some wonderful HSVC keepsakes including the 2019 HSVC Calendar and more. All images will be provided on-site on a USB flash drive.

Humane Society of Ventura County is located at 402 Bryant Street, Ojai.

For more information please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 or visit www.HSVC.org.

Pet Appreciation Day at Janss Marketplace Thousand Oaks on Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Dogs and dog lovers are invited  to the annual Shelter Hope Pet Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Janss Marketplace. Janss Marketplace is just off the Moorpark exit on the 101 Freeway at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, in Thousand Oaks. The pet event on Sunday at Janss Marketplace is conveniently located so people can also attend the 27th Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair on Moorpark Road (between Hillcrest and Wilbur). 

Dog surfing in the “Lucy Pet Gnarly Crankin Wave Maker” is a favorite activity at the free event.

The pet friendly event also features DJ music, prize drawings, animal training and other information booths.  The Canine Adoption and Rescue League (CARL) and Volunteers in Defense of Animals (VIDA)will join  Shelter Hope Pet Shop and other local rescue organizations to place 100+ currently available animals in forever home. 

This year’s recipients of the Rescue Me Award are Jim and Lisa Rule, owners of Acorn Newspaper and Beyond the Acorn. Jim and Lisa have been longtime supporters of Shelter Hope Pet Shop.   The Acorn features a special “Pet of the Week” section highlighting adoptable animals and runs frequent stories on local pet adoptions and rescues. 

About Shelter of Hope

The Shelter Hope Pet Shop is in a storefront at Janss Marketplace, which has provided the free space to the non-profit animal rescue organization for more than seven years.  Shelter of Hope is a fun, friendly place where visitors and volunteers can meet and interact with animals needing adoption. Shelter Hope Pet Shop also sells pet merchandise with all proceeds helping save the lives of homeless pets.

Shelter Hope Pet Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Janss Marketplace.  For more information about Shelter of Hope call 805.379.3538 or visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org.

13th Annual Wag 'n Walk in Simi Valley on Saturday, September 29, 2018

The 13th Annual Wag 'n Walk takes place at Rancho Simi Community Duck Park amphitheater, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8 am to noon.

Wag 'n Walk is a three-mile fundraising walk for you and your dog. Vendors, music, prizes, dog adoptions, and silent auction/raffle items. Event T-shirt and goodie bag for walkers that raise at least $100. Registration is FREE.

Schedule:
7:00 AM ALL Walkers check-in or register at the event.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Secret roving dog judging
8:00 AM Opening ceremony. Event walk to follow
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM Enjoy the live entertainment, vendors, dog adoptions, raffles, silent auction

Wag 'n Walk benefits Animal Rescue Volunteers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless and abused pets in the Simi Valley and surrounding communities. For more information and to register, visit www.arvsimi.org/Wag__n_Walk.html

Humane Society of Ventura County Birthday Bash & Open House in Ojai on June 9th

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Stop by the Humane Society of Ventura County between 10-3 on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to celebrate 86 years of service to Ventura County. Get a behind the scenes peek at the facility, interact with animals, tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff, and learn about different volunteer opportunities. Bring the whole family to enjoy refreshments, participate in a treasure hunt and learn more about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of animals in need!

Humane Educator, Robin Satnick, will have a variety of activities for children along with information on responsible pet ownership. Our Humane Officers will be on hand to give you a look at the responsibilities and duties of protecting animals throughout the county. We are pleased to welcome back Firefly Ceramics and their Tiles for Tails program. For a $25 donation benefiting our new kennels, you can design your own tile that will be permanently displayed on site here at the Shelter. 

What would a visit to a shelter be without the main attraction—the animals! There will be a full house of critters available for adoption; you never know when you are going to meet your new best friend!

When: Saturday June 9th from 10-3

Where: Humane Society of Ventura County. 402 Bryant St. in Ojai. Call 805-646-6505 for more information or visit www.hsvc.org/86th_birthday_bash_open_house.

Humane Society of Ventura County Open House Birthday Bash in Ojai on June 10th

We invite you to come celebrate 85 years of service to Ventura County at our upcoming Open House on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10am to 3pm! Get a behind the scenes peek at the facility, interact with animals, tour the kennels and clinic, meet the staff,  and learn about our different volunteer opportunities. 

A variety of local artists and crafts people will have one of a kind items available for sale. Bring the whole family to enjoy refreshments, participate in our scavenger hunt and learn more about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of animals in need!

Humane Educator, Dawn Reily, will have her assortment of critters, and our Humane Officers will be on hand to give you a look at the responsibilities and duties of protecting animals throughout the county.   

Firefly Ceramics will have a booth and for or a $20 donation to benefit our new kennels, you can design your own tile to later become a permanent part of the structure. 

What would a visit to a shelter be without the main attraction—the animals! We have a full house of critters available for adoption; you never know when you are going to meet your new best friends! 

WHERE: Humane Society of Ventura County, 402 Bryant Street, Ojai

www.hsvc.org/85th_birthday_bash_open_house