Love on a Leash®
The Ventura Chapter was one of the first chapters of Love on a Leash; the exact date is unknown, but it was well before 2000! The chapter coordinates monthly team visits at our local behavioral hospital, several senior living facilities and memory care units, high schools, colleges, elementary schools, local libraries with Paws for Reading programs and four community hospitals in Ventura and Oxnard and the surrounding towns of Ojai, Santa Paula and Santa Barbara; some members visit additional sites independently. The members of the Ventura Chapter especially love being part of the ongoing pet therapy program at Vista Del Mar behavioral hospital, participating in the quarterly wellness days at the University of California, Santa Barbara and expanding our presence at the Ventura County Medical Center so that every patient who wants a pet therapy visit will have on at some point during their hospital stay. The chapter looks forward to hosting some outdoor member socials and to participating in more of our local community events.