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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.

Other Resources

Domestic Abuse Assistance
Military Deployment

If you or a family member are being deployed and are in need of temporary re-homing services, please contact the following sources:

Dogs on Deployment
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
Sugarland Ranch

Domestic Abuse Assistance

Are you staying in an abusive relationship for fear of what may happen to your pet if you leave? We can help you. The County of Ventura offers resources and assistance to those facing domestic violence. Contact Ventura County's Interface Program by dialing '211'.

RedRover offers financial assistance (grants) for victims of domestic violence and their pets through its Safe Escape program.

Facing Foreclosure

Losing your home is a very stressful time. Please know that there is help for homeowners struggling to keep their beloved pets. Foreclosure Pets can help you find a pet-friendly place to live, temporarily adopt out your pet until you get back on your feet or help you find a permanent home for your pet. 

Housing/Moving with your pet

Having to move can be very stressful, but it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your pets. Find a pet-friendly new home:
Pet-Friendly Apartment List for Ventura County.
Zumper - Pet friendly apartment search engine
Keep Your Pet.com - Pit Bull friendly insurance companies
Auto-Owners Insurance
Einhorn Insurance
State Farm Insurance
United States Liability Insurance Group



> California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)
> Mercy Crusade’s Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
> Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)
> Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)
> The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)
> Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)


> The Big Hearts Fund: for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
> Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
> Canine Cancer Awareness
> Care Credit: Provides a line of credit to parents of pets in need of veterinary care. Online application.

> Cats In Crisis
> Companion Bridge: an online community for those with animals that require significant medical care to solicit physical, emotional, and financial help
> CorgiAid: Financial assistance for Corgi and Corgi-mixes

> The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
> Fetch a Cure: Support and assistance for pets with cancer

> Friends of Animals: Provides assistance and certificates for low-cost spay/neuter programs
> The Gandalf Fund: financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.
> God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity
> HandicappedPets: Support for handicapped and special needs pets.

> Harley’s Hope: services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors, and pets living in short-term foster care.
> Hearts United for Animals
> Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
> Labrador Lifeline: Financial assistance for owners of Labrador Retrievers
> Land of Pure Gold Foundation: financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.
> Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
> The Mosby Fund
> The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
> Paws 4 A Cure
> The Perseus Foundation: support for pets diagnosed with cancer
> Petkey: worldwide lost & found pet recovery database.

> The Pet Fund
> Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
> Pit Bull Rescue Central: resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes thereof.
> The Riedel & Cody Fund: for pets suffering with cancer
> RedRover Relief
> Rose’s Fund
> Shakespeare Animal Fund
> Special Needs Dobermans: Financial assistance for senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers.

> Tipper & Squirt Care for Cushings Fund: financial assistance for families struggling to pay medical care costs associated with Cushing’s disease.
> Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant”: for senior dogs
> Vetary: Provide simplified financing/credit to owners of pets needing veterinary care, instant online approval.