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To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

Contact Us

Camarillo Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

Licensing, questions, if you
found an animal...etc.
Time to come and
adopt a pet!
Monday* Closed Closed
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm 11:00am - 6:00pm

* VCAS is closed for adoptions on Mondays. We are only open for Lost & Found animals.
* VCAS is closed for licensing on Mondays.
** VCAS stops showing animals outside of their kennels at 5:30pm.

Simi Valley Animal Shelter
670 W. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Licensing, questions, if you
found an animal...etc.
Time to come and
adopt a pet!
Monday* Closed Closed
Tuesday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm

*VCAS is closed for adoptions on Mondays however we are open for those who have found stray pets.
**VCAS stops showing animals outside of their kennels at 5:30pm. 

There is no need to arrive more than 15 minutes before Kennel/Adoption Hours begin. If other parties are interested in adopting the same pet, we will hold a fair and impartial drawing for all parties 18 years and older. (Drawings are not raffles. There is no cost for drawings).  "Winning" a drawing does not guarantee the adoption of a shelter pet. Applicants must still be screened by trained VCAS Adoption Counselors and complete a Meet Your Match application. Try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of Adoption Hours to assure you're on time.

General Phone: (805) 388-4341

Mailing Address:
All mail should be addressed to our Administrative Offices in Camarillo even if you live nearer to the Simi Valley Shelter.
Camarillo Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

For non-emergency or non-urgent matters, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be as detailed as possible in your message so we can route your request to the correct person or department.

Social Media:
Shelter personnel monitor Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for non-emergency messages from the public. If you have a pet emergency, please take your pet to the nearest 24 hour emergency clinic

24 Hour Emergency Clinics:
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (805) 339-2290
2199 Sperry Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (805) 492-2436
2967 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital (805) 495-4671
3580 Willow Ln.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Horizon Veterinary Specialist (805) 856-0290
5280 Valentine Rd., #120
Ventura, CA 93003

Phone Room Hours:
Our phone are not staffed 24 hours a day. If you have reached us outside of our normal business hours, please leave a detailed message.

  Phone Room Hours
Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

*Emergencies from Midnight  - 7:30am, please call (805) 388-4341 and select option #4 to be put through to our after hours service.

Field Services:
Our field officers are on-duty 24 hours-per-day, 365 days-a-year. If you found a pet who need emergency care, and it is after hours, call the shelter's normal number, 805-388-4341, and you will be routed to after hours support personnel. If your personal pet is in need of emergency services, please take them to a 24-hour pet emergency hospital.

Volunteer Information:
We have a wonderful Volunteer Program open to both Adults and Youths. Please visit www.vcas.us/Volunteer to learn more about volunteering or to complete an online application!

Foster Information:
Interested in opening your home to a shelter pet? Then, oh, do we have the program for you! From kittens to seniors and every pet in between. Visit www.vcas.us/Foster to learn how you can help a shelter pet in need! Click here to complete a Foster Application of the Foster page www.vcas.us/Foster