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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.

Pet Pantry Program

Ventura County Animal Services cares about you and your pets.  If you need temporary pet food assistance, the VCAS Pet Pantry is available for you at either shelter location in Camarillo or Simi Valley. Pet Pantry offers FREE supplemental dog and cat food for licensed dogs and cats within Ventura County, thanks to local business partners and caring individuals from the community.

Participation Guidelines:
All dogs and cats participating in this program must be current with their rabies vaccination and be spayed or neutered.  Our Pet Retention Coordinator can help you arrange for low-cost spay/neuter and rabies vaccination during your application process.

By Participating in the Pet Pantry Program, participants agree to the following terms:
1. Food that is distributed through Pet Pantry are supplied through Ventura County Animal Services and is provided as a donation through community members and local businesses. Because this program is donation-run there are times that the program may be limited on the availability of food or supplies given. 
2. Food pick-up is allowed once a month and VCAS will supply supplemental food for a duration of 3 months in a 1-year period of time. If you are in need of an extension, please contact out Pet Retention Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no guarantee of an extension being granted.
3. There is a limit of one bag of dry food and 6 cans of food per visit, regardless of the number of animals in the home.
4. You may designate up to 2 other members of your family or caregivers to pick up food on your behalf. Other people using your information for supply pick-up will be tracked on your record.
5. Agree that pets are for companionship and not for breeding or any illegal activities.
6. Have transportation to pick up food.
7. Keep all pets on the program up-to-date with rabies shots, and current licenses, pursuant to county or city licensing ordinances. See our licensing page for fees and information.
8. Maintain healthy living conditions for your pet(s), which includes providing fresh water and food daily and basic veterinary care, and they are to let a VCAS Representative know if they cannot maintain this level of care.
9. Agree that you will not add more pets while receiving from VCAS' Pet Pantry Program. Your first responsibility is to the pets you already own.
10. Agree to inform a VCAS Representative of any of the following changes: 
               - Change of contact information, such as address, phone number or email address
               - Death of the pet
11. There are risks involved with introducing a different food to a pet, and take full responsibility for this choice
12. Agree, along with members of my household, family members, and friends, that Ventura County Animal Services Pet Pantry, their officers, directors, member agents, employees, and volunteers shall not be held liable for any claims, liabilities, losses or damages.
13. Agree to allow Pet Pantry to use any photos of you and your pet that may be taken at the time of food distribution. You must relinquish all rights for monetary gain and compensation.
14. Registration and participation may be revoked at the discretion of Ventura County Animal Services. 

Pet Pantry Locations and Times:

Daily 9:00am-6:00pm (Closed Mondays and federal holidays)
Camarillo Animal Shelter                                         Simi Valley Animal Shelter
600 Aviation Drive                                                  670 W. Los Angeles Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010                                               Simi Valley, CA 93065

Pet Pantry Partners

Local business have come together to help keep our pet pantry stocked with critical food needed by those in our community.  These businesses are official donation sites where pet food donations can be made.

Pet Supply Camarillo     Petropolis                     Theresa's Country Feed & Pet
516 Las Posas Rd.        5800 Santa Rosa Rd.      1836 Erringer Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93010     Camarillo, CA 93012       Simi Valley, CA 93065