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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.
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

 Both the Camarillo and Simi Valley Animal Shelter are closed on Mondays. Exceptions are made for:
1) Emergencies, 2) Reclaiming lost pets, 3) Bringing in stray animals.

Please note that we stops showing animals outside of their kennels at 5:30pm each day.

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

Licensing, questions, if you
found an animal...etc.
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

General Phone: (805) 388-4341

Mailing Address:
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 do not monitor Facebook, Instagram and Twitter continuously for direct messages. If you have an urgent issue, please call us at (8050 388-4341.

VCAS does not provide emergency veterinary care. If you have a pet emergency, don't waist precious time. Take your pet directly to the nearest vet hospital or 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

After Hours:

If you happen to arrive at the shelter between midnight and 7:30am and you have an urgent issue that cannot wait until we open at 9:00am, please call (805) 388-4341 and select OPTION #4 to be put through to our after-hours service. If you found a stray animal and you are unable to care for them until we open at 9:00am, please bring them to the shelter and call the number above and select OPTION #4.

Field Services:
Our field officers are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you found a pet who need emergency care, and it is after hours, please take them to a 24-hour emergency clinic listed above. The animal will be transported to the shelter when we open at 9:00am next day if it is safe to move them.

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