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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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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.

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Let's Socialize!

Santa Barbara Humane has puppies!

Meet Patch, Jewel, Dottie, Penny, Fidget, Freckles, Lucky, Rolly, and Domino. These two-month-old Australian Shepherd/Dalmation mixes are as cute as can be. They are available for adoption now!

Interested in adopting a puppy? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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From Beyonce and Solange to Gigi and Bella to Dakota and Elle, there are so many great sister duos out there. But Nala and Bailey are our favorite pair of sisters.

That's because these two-year-old Boxer mixes are so much fun to be around! Nala and Bailey are a delightful bonded pair who love to spend their time playing and zooming around in the yard. As a bonded pair, Nala and Bailey will have to be adopted together.

Are you interested in making Nala and Bailey members of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Would you look at those ears?

Tyson is entirely too cute! This sweet eight-month-old boy loves playing with toys and spending time with his human friends.

Are you interested in making Tyson a part of your family? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableCat #CatsOfInstagram #CuteCat #CurlyEars #CatEars #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Sweet Cynthia is searching for someone special.

This three-month-old kitten is way too cute! Cynthia is a playful and loving girl who would love to find a human friend to take her home.

Are you interested in making Cynthia a part of your family? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Let us tell you a story about a magical creature named Pegasus.

Once upon a time, in a land not so very far away, a rare and beautiful animal found herself in need of a home. Every night, Pegasus wishes upon a star that some kind soul will have room in their kingdom for a six-month-old Rottweiler who is as beautiful as she is sweet.

Think you're the one who can make Pegasus' dreams come true? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Inky is an introverted kitty who is searching for a like-minded adopter to take him home.

This sweet one-year-old boy enjoys napping in cozy spots and spending time with the people he loves. Inky has lived with other cats before and seems to enjoy their company. He would thrive in a quiet home with a patient and loving adopter.

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

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Hi there, new friend! My name is Chaz, I'm a two-year-old Queensland Heeler mix, and I am SO excited to meet you!

Just by looking at you, I can tell that we are going to be best friends. Do you like to cuddle? Because I REALLY like to cuddle. Everyone says that I give the best hugs! Oh oh oh, do you like to play? We should totally play together. I LOVE playing. I heard my friends say that I "have more energy than SoCal Edison." I don't know what that means, but I'm going to assume it means that I'm awesome. And tons of fun!

Anyway, would you be interested in being my friend? If so, please email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Meet Simon!

Are you interested in making Simon a member of your family? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday, from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!
This adorable five-month-old boy has a heart made of gold. Simon can be a bit shy when you first meet him but give him some love and time, and you will see what a sweet and loving kitty he is.
Are you interested in making Simon a member of your family? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Coco is here to make your Monday a little brighter.

This adorable four-year-old Bichon Frise/Poodle mix is such a sweet boy. Coco is a shy dog who will need some time to warm up and feel fully comfortable around someone new. He has done well with other small-breed dogs but can get pretty nervous around larger dogs.

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

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It's Success Story Sunday! Today we celebrate a success that donors like you made possible.

When a two-year-old dilute calico cat named Luna came to Santa Barbara Humane, veterinarians noticed that one of her teeth was fractured. She was incredibly sweet and calm despite the pain she must have been in. Luna was put on pain management, and a dental procedure was scheduled where medical staff found and addressed further root disease. Luckily for Luna, the donor-supported TLC Fund covered all the costs so she could live pain-free. A few days after her surgery, Luna was already feeling much better! She was adopted shortly after and is happy and healthy with her new family.

#CatsOfInstagram #SuccessStorySunday #HappyTails #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Caesar is pretty convinced that today is going to be the day that he will catch that little red dot.

This handsome six-month-old boy loves to play! Caesar is a fun boy who loves getting into mischief and playing with toys (like a laser pointer) with his feline friends.

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

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What better way to celebrate National Black Dog day than to help black dog Maximus find a home to call his own?

Maximus is a fun-loving 12-year-old German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix. Although he is a senior, Maximus still has plenty of energy! He likes to go for long walks and run around in a yard. Maximus would thrive as the only animal in an adult-only home.

Want to help Maximus find a home? Share this post and tell all your friends about Maximus.

Interested in adopting Maximus? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Look, let's just address this head-on: Yes, Patches knows that he looks like a kid who cut his own bangs.

Trust us when we say that this darling five-year-old kitty has heard all the jokes. Patches is a sweet boy who really enjoys spending time with people. He has lived with children before and seemed to enjoy their company, but Patches isn't a fan of other animals.

Are you interested in making Patches a member of your family? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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It's Feel Good Friday!

Today we are celebrating all the animals that have found homes this week! Cats Pazazz, Star, Phantom, Vito, Moo, Earl Grey, Stevie, Phil, Lil, Dandy, Honeycrisp, Susie, Ambrosia, Sammy, Opal, and Lady Alice; and dogs Eddie, Tennessee, Cookie, Oregano, Hachi, Mona, Quartz, Watson, Chili, Bandito, Bolt, Carolina, and Ranger 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!

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You know those people that collect thousands upon thousands of stuffed animals?

For two-year-old Akita mix Truffle, those people are #lifegoals. This sweet and independent-minded girl really REALLY loves stuffed animals. When she isn't figuring out how to get adopted by a dedicated stuffie collector, Truffle enjoys playing in the yard and taking it easy. Truffle isn't a huge fan of sharing, so she would probably flourish as the only animal in a home.

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

#AdoptableDog #Akita #DogsOfInstagram #AkitasOfInstagram #StuffedAnimals #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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