REMINDER: Santa Paws is coming to town!
Two Sunday photo-op pet events slated: Nov. 19 in Ventura and Dec. 3 in Ojai

Pet owners, don’t miss your chance for a uniquely fun and wonderful holiday memory. On two upcoming Sundays, the Humane Society of Ventura County will present its annual Santa Paws holiday photo shoot.

Bring your critters out to meet, sit and stay for a moment with Santa Paws, and pose for some truly adorable holiday pictures!

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Ventura Beach Marriott will host the popular event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two weeks later, on Sunday, Dec. 3, the HSVC Shelter will host a second Santa Paws pet photo shoot, also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shelter event will additionally feature a bake sale and marketplace, where you can get some holiday shopping done while you wait, from the many local vendors who’ll be on hand selling quality goods. All proceeds from these events benefit the animals of the nonprofit HSVC.

Adults and children are welcome to pose in their pets’ photos – with or without Santa. The shelter will have many festive pet costumes to doll up your pets if you are in the mood. In addition to cats and dogs, pocket pets, reptiles, rabbits and birds are all welcome!

Holiday photo shoot packages start at $30 and include five to 10 images. For a larger donation, you also will have access to some wonderful HSVC keepsakes, including a 2018 HSVC calendar. All images will be provided on-site on USB flash drives.

For over 30 years, this event has been providing high-quality holiday family portraits for county residents and beyond. “Having helped with Santa Paws since 1990, I can tell you this is one very fun event – and it’s especially fun for us to see the families grow through the years,” said Greg Cooper, HSVC Director of Community Outreach and official photographer for the event.

Thanks to Chuck Bowman for once again providing his services as the best Santa in town!

For more information, contact Cooper at or 805-646-6505, ext. 112.