Support Our Shelter’s Kong Program

kong-program-canvaThrough mid-December, purchase a Kong for your dog at our office and a shelter pet receives a Kong in return. Thanks to so many wonderful people, Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS)  has an amazing Kong enrichment program where shelter pets get to enjoy Kongs stuffed with a treat. Our Kong prices are as follows:
  • Small- $7.00
  • Medium- $9.66
  • Large- $12.10
  • Extra Large- $22.52
Ventura County shelters are no kill! It takes a tremendous amount of support and effort to operate and maintain shelters especially when they are no kill. Click here if you would like more information about how you can volunteer or help VCAS.

Celebrate Animal Shelter Appreciation Week with Fire Island Grill Fundraiser

Dine-out at Fire Island Grill in Simi Valley on Wednesday, November 9th and 20% of your bill will be donated to Ventura County Animal Services in honor of Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (November 6th-12th). Present our flier for donation credit.

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Happy National Volunteer Week

IMG_5725IMG_5726We would like to take this time to thank and acknowledge all of the volunteers including our own Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Suzanne, for selflessly dedicating their time to support causes they believe in. Suzanne volunteers some of her time to the Canine Confidence Crew at Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS). The crew works with dogs who have high energy and/or confidence issues. They stimulate and build confidence in these dogs by getting them to focus and stand on certain objects. They are also using their muscles to balance on these objects which, in turn, tires them physically. "Some come in scared with no confidence," says Suzanne "and they leave a tired, confident dog." Suzanne is not the only one volunteering her time at the Ventura County shelters. Our no-kill Simi Valley and Camarillo shelters are supported by over 100 volunteers. We want to thank each and every volunteer from the bottom of our hearts for making our community a better place. If you're interested in volunteering for VCAS click here.

Help Us Give Back This Holiday Season!

caseys toy driveGet into the spirit of giving with Casey's Toy Drive and our Kong Program. Casey's Toy Drive benefits Mattel Children's hospital at UCLA and was founded in 2009. This year, we are a drop-off location for this wonderful drive. Casey is from Moorpark who suffers from a very rare and incurable intestinal disease. He is dependent on IV nutrition that is administered every night through a permanent IV in his chest. Casey has been a patient at Mattel Children's Hospital since he was a year old and he has developed a very special bond with the nurses, doctors, and staff. Casey's mission is to bring toys to the kids at Mattel Children's Hospital to make their holidays and hard times a little brighter. The toys that Casey collects from friends, family, and the community are used year round for patients that stay in the hospital, that have outpatient surgeries, and that have scary procedures or infusions in the clinic setting. Casey will be accepting donations now through December 20th. Toys must be new and unwrapped due to strict infection control guidelines. Gift cards are also accepted. You can find out more information including a want list on Casey's Facebook page, Casey's Crew. Casey will deliver the donations to the hospital during the week of December 21, 2015. KongProgramThrough mid-December, purchase a Kong for your dog at our office and a shelter pet receives a Kong in return. Thanks to so many wonderful people, Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS)  has an amazing Kong enrichment program where shelter pets get to enjoy Kongs stuffed with a treat. We are so thankful that our Ventura County shelters do such amazing things and that they are no kill! It takes a tremendous amount of support and effort to operate and maintain shelters especially when they are no kill. Click here if you would like more information about how you can volunteer or help VCAS.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

VolunteerBasketsApril 12th through the 18th is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We would just like to thank everyone out there who selflessly volunteers their time and efforts to, ultimately, help make this world a better place in whatever way that might be. In honor of this week, we brought baskets filled with treats to the Camarillo and Simi Valley animal shelters to honor their incredible volunteers. Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) provides a very important service to this community and couldn't do so without their incredible staff and volunteers. RamonaWe would also like to acknowledge a very special woman, Ramona. When she is not working 40+ hours at her paying job each week, she is spending a handful of hours every other day as a volunteer at the animal shelter. She also attends a women's group and teaches Sunday school at her church. When you meet her, you can instantly tell what an incredibly kind and caring person she is. Great job Ramona! You and everyone like you deserves to be acknowledged and thanked.
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