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OUR MISSION

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.

Dr. Skogerson's Blog

Our animal shelters are full of amazing stories of successful adoptions. Read our blog and find out what exactly we do here, from taking care of the animals to rescuing and finding homes for them. If you want to share your Ventura County Animal Services experience with our readers, send us an email. Thank you very much for visiting our site and happy reading!


For most of the dogs who head to the Happy Tails Resort in Virgina one of their favorite activities is the swimming pool! Once they see the water, they go bonkers and can’t wait to hop in and swim around – but Beya, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, isn’t like most dogs. Instead of swimming in the giant indoor pool at the doggy resort, Beya prefers to stand on her hind…