POSTPONED until Saturday, April 27th, 2024 due to weather.  TAP/CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Santa Paws

Santa Paws is a holiday season fundraiser organized by Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) where residents can bring their pets to have their portrait taken with Santa Claus!

Capture the magic of the season with your furry friends at the most anticipated holiday photo event of the year! Embrace the holiday spirit and come dressed in festive attire, casual wear, or even matching pajamas – it’s all about capturing those heartwarming moments! To ensure a paw-sitively delightful experience for everyone, please ensure pets are on-leash or safely secured in carriers, are fully vaccinated, healthy, and exhibit good behavior around people and other animals.

Photo sessions are limited to the first 50 groups!  We kindly ask all participants to arrive before 12:00pm as we cannot guarantee portraits for latecomers. We are asking for a $25 donation to the shelter, 100% of which goes directly to supporting the animals and programs that fuel our life-saving efforts.  For an example of what to expect, click on the 2019 Santa Paws link below!

Thank you for your support!

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