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SINCE 1887

Champions for animals and the people who love them.

Founded in 1887, Santa Barbara Humane is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and one of the first animal welfare agencies in the country. With campuses in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Humane provides low-cost veterinary care, vaccines, and spay/neuter; affordable and humane dog training classes; pet adoption; and animal rehoming services. As a local community organization not funded by any national agency, Santa Barbara Humane relies on the generous support of our community to ensure cats and dogs receive the care they need.

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When you are ready to add to your family, we are here for you!

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Santa Barbara Humane is an independent nonprofit that relies on direct donations from our community.

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Affordable services are a critical part of Santa Barbara Humane’s continued commitment to animals and the people who love them.
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Our precautions for visiting during COVID-19

To protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and guests, we’ve implemented safety protocols for adoptions, veterinary appointments, and animal intakes. Please read our FAQs During COVID-19 to help you plan your visit.

Shelter & Clinic Statistics

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Let's Socialize!

There may be times when you feel a fright,
as if the world around you may crumble.
But it will all be alright
if you have a kitten named Grumble!

Grumble is a young lad
at only two-months-old.
He'll be there whenever you are sad,
and he may even settle on your lap if he's feeling bold!

Grumble doesn't need gourmet treats or fancy toys;
All he truly wants is a loving home.
Now's your chance to adopt this sweet boy.
With Grumble, you'll never be alone.

Want to make Grumble a part of your family? Come into our cat and kitten adoption walk-in hours Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today

#KittensOfInstagram #cutekitten #adoptablekitten #gingerkitten #santabarbarahumane #sbhumane
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@RosewoodMiramarBeach is hosting a Best in Show event, and you're invited!

Our friends at this renowned local beachfront resort are putting on their first Best in Show event benefiting Santa Barbara Humane on Friday, August 26 from 2-6 p.m. Community members and hotel guests can enter their dogs to be judged on spirit, personality, tricks, and more. Whether you attend as spectator or a participant, this event will be a real treat!

Visit sbhumane.org/events to learn more and sign up through Rosewood Miramar.

#ThirdPartyEvent #LocalShelter #BestinShow
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Challa wants to be your one and only.

All this darling one-year-old Australian Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix wants is someone special who understands him. Challa enjoys long walks on the beach, snuggling on the couch, and playing in the yard.

Challa isn't a fan of sharing the spotlight, so he would be happiest in a home with no other animals or young children.

Want to make Challa a member of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #AustralianShepherd #BelgianMalinois #SnugglyDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Step aside, Harry. There is a new Duke in town!

Meet Duke. Much like the Duke of Sussex, this one-year-old American Shorthair enjoys polo, philanthropy, and Santa Barbara County sunshine.

Ok... that's not entirely true. This Duke doesn't know what polo is, and as a cat, his philanthropic interests are fairly limited. But Duke definitely enjoys sunbathing. Duke is also fond of spending time with his human pals and snuggling with other cats. He might be a little shy when you first meet him, but with a little time and some gentle pats, he quickly warms up.

If Duke sounds like your kind of cat, come into our cat and kitten adoption walk-in hours Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableCat #Duke #DukeOfSantaBarbaraCounty #RoyalCat #CuteCat #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Are you feeling lonely? Do you want someone to keep you company? Lilio just might be your girl!

This lovely two-year-old Snowshoe mix is super social and super friendly. Lilio would absolutely love to spend all her time by your side.

As part of our Cat-Chella promotion, from now through August 20, you can name your price for Lilio, and all cats one year old and over.

If Lilio sounds like your kind of cat, come into our cat and kitten adoption walk-in hours Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today

#AdoptableCat #Snowshoe #SnowshoeCat #SocialKitty #FriendlyKitty #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Canelo sure is cute!

This adorable nine-month-old Beagle mix is a playful pup looking for someone who likes to have fun! Canelo can make friends with pretty much everyone, including kids, cats, and other dogs.

Would you be interested in making Canelo a member of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #BeaglesOfInstagram #Beagle #CuteDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Icarus is the biggest, sweetest, goofiest boy.

All this adorable six-year-old Pit Bull mix wants is to be loved. Icarus loves spending time with people and he will gladly give you a million kisses if you let him. He is the kind of dog who would prefer a lazy day cuddling on the couch instead of going for a hike.

Are you interested in making Icarus a part of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #PitBull #VeryGoodDog #HappyDog #AdoptThisDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Today is the day!

Santa Barbara Humane will be providing FREE vaccinations, microchips, and flea treatment at Waller Park in Santa Maria today from 12-4 PM during the Day in the Park event. Generous sponsors have made this FREE preventative care possible for your dogs on this special day.

Pre-register now at sbhumane.org/events.

#DayInThePark #SantaMaria #WallerPark #FreeVeterinaryServices #DogsOfSantaMaria #SantaBarbaraCounty #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Santa Maria, do you need to get your dog up to date on vaccines? Or microchipped and protected from fleas?

You're in luck! Santa Barbara Humane will be providing FREE vaccinations, microchips, and flea treatment during the Day in the Park event. Come see us at Waller Park tomorrow from 12-4 PM to help keep your dog happy and healthy.

Generous sponsors have made this free preventative care possible for your dogs at this fun family event. Learn more and pre-register now at sbhumane.org/events.

#DayInThePark #SantaMaria #Wallerpark #FreeVeterinaryCare #FreeVeterinaryVaccines #DogsOfSantaMaria #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Dorito and Frito really know how to do a photo montage!

These two aren't just phenomenal photography subjects; they are also adorable four-year-old kitties who are looking for a home to call their own. Dorito is a sweet boy who loves to get into mischief. He especially enjoys playing with feather toys. Frito is a shy kitty who likes to spend time with his brother, Dorito.

Dorito and Frito are bonded, so they will need to go to a home together.

Do Dorito and Frito sound like your kind of cats? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableCats #Funny #FunnyCats #CatsOfInstagram #GingerCats #OrangeCats #ShelterCats #Adopt #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Bubbles and Buttercup might just be the cutest duo in town!

These adorable three-year-old Chihuahuas are very sweet and loving. They enjoy spending time with their human friends and getting lots of love.

Bubbles and Buttercup are bonded, so they will need to go to a home together.

Do Bubbles and Buttercup sound like the dogs for you? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDogs #Chihuahua #ChihuahuasOfInstagram #DogsOfInstagram #BondedDogs #Cute #Adorable #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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It's Feel Good Friday!

Today we are celebrating all the animals that have found homes this week! Cats Sheba, Guadalupe, Mo, Naranja, Pismo, Snowball, Mookie, Katherine, San Luis, Punkin, Zia, Coal, Emily, Penguin, Jack, Gohan, Wednesday, Coral, Seahorse, Clam, Octopus, Pelusa, Tommy, Maverick, and Sage and dogs Gerry, Cali, Bridgette, Buddy, Charlie, Cicily, Lucie, Lily, Ozzy, Luna, Wyatt, Evan, and Audrey have all been adopted.

There are many more animals looking for a place to call home. Click the link in our bio to make a difference today!

#Adoptions #FeelGoodFriday #AnimalAdoptions #CatAdoption #DogAdoption #CatsOfInstagram #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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Hooray for puppies!

Meet Gibson, Gobi, and Alten. These little cuties are three-month-old Terrier/Labrador Retriever mixes who are available for adoption now!

Are you interested in adopting Gibson, Gobi, or Alten? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#adoptablepuppies #puppy #puppiesofinstagram #terrier #labradorretriever #cute #cutepuppies #santabarbarahumane #sbhumane
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Aurora is a real go-getter.

In fact, this gorgeous one-year-old Belgian Malinois mix loves going to get all kinds of things. Rope toys, balls, squeaky toys... you name it!

When Aurora isn't playing a good game of fetch, she enjoys kicking around a soccer ball and spending quality time with her human friends. Aurora is an energetic girl who would be happiest in an active home.

Does Aurora sound like your kind of dog? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#BelgianMalinois #AdoptableDog #BelgianShepherd #DogsOfInstagram #GoGetter #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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What better way to celebrate the fact that it's Friday than with an adorable kitten?

Meet Leah, Mabel, Sally, Bobbi, Feliz, Seth, Busy, Deja, Milo, and Queenie. These little cuties (plus many more!) are currently available for adoption.

Interested in adopting a kitten? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those times? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#Kittens #KittensOfInstagram #AdoptableKittens #CuteKittens #ShelterKittens #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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CAT-CHELLA 2022

July 21 – August 20

  • Two-for-One Kitten Adoptions
  • Name-Your-Price Cat Adoptions (for cats one year and older)