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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.

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Effective Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the Camarillo Animal Shelter will return to opening at 11:00am for Adoptions.
Any pet going up for adoption on or after April 2nd, will be available to adopt at 11:00am not 1:00pm.


Camarillo Animal Shelter
Including Administrative Offices

600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

  Office Hours Kennel/Adoption Hours
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**
Visit www.vcas.us/BunnyBrigade for a list of their adoption hours as they are different from the times listed here. 
*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.

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

  Office Hours Kennel/Adoption Hours
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.
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.

Administrative Services:
We provide a wide array of services to the community including licensing, missing pets, cremation, field and other administrative services. We are staffed 24 hours-per-day to respond to field emergencies.

Phone 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. Should you need assistance with an animal emergency after the dispatch center is closed, call the shelter's normal number, 805-388-4341, and you will be routed to after hours support personnel.

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