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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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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.

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Let's Socialize!

Maya is ready to live her best life!

This sweet 13-year-old Chihuahua is eager to find a home where she can kick back and relax. Maya loves to watch the world from a cozy spot, and she even enjoys the occasional game of fetch. Maya can be a little picky about how she is handled, but otherwise, she is a pretty easy-going senior gal.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Chihuahua #SeniorDog #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 Jerry, Marley, Tom, Mamas, Luna, Nebula, Eclipse, Peaches, Thumbalina, Alvin, Salt, Jersey Jack, and Paige, and dogs Maggie, Cookie, Twix, Link, Emerald, Zelda, Flaco, Kit-Kat, Cupcake, Milkyway, Jade, Amethyst, Skittles, and Snickers 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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Koda knows that there is more to life than being really ridiculously good-looking.

For example, this handsome 11-month-old Husky/Shepherd mix also enjoys going for walks, playing in the yard, and staying as active as possible. But, of course, Koda is also ridiculously good-looking. In fact, he’s working on his modeling portfolio and would like to know which photo you think is best.

Are you interested in adopting this aspiring model? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #Husky #Shepherd #DogModel #ShelterDog #AdoptKoda #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Move over, Mariah Carey. Step aside, Celine Dion. There's a new diva in the house: Pearl.

This gorgeous one-year-old girl knows that she deserves the best that life has to offer. Pearl enjoys being adored, but of course, she has specific requirements for what adoration she will receive. As a true diva, Pearl isn't a big fan of children and would be happiest in an adult-only home.

Does Pearl sound like your kind of cat? Come to our walk-in cat and kitten adoption hours, Friday-Sunday from 12 to 4 PM. Can't make it during those hours? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!
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This #ThankYouThursday, the wags and purrs of gratitude are dedicated to @Covetrus_NA!

The team at Covetrus always goes above and beyond to care for animals and families. We are so grateful for their general sponsorship of the Day in the Park event last month in Santa Maria, where our clinic team was able to administer 441 free services to 142 animals in just four hours. That's a remarkable achievement to keep dogs and cats healthy and happy, and it was made possible through the generosity of partners like Covetrus.

#ThankYouThursday #WagsandPurrs #EventSponsor
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Dolly is such a doll!

This darling four-year-old Shepherd is an active girl who is looking for someone who has just as much energy as she does.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Shepherd #ShepherdsOfInstagram #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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It's fall, y'all!

While the weather still feels quite summery, Dennis knows that crisp autumn days and cool fall nights are soon to be here. And Dennis wants you to know that when the cooler days arrive, he will be there to warm your lap.

Dennis is a very sweet and cuddly eight-year-old kitty. Because Dennis is FIV+, he will need to be an indoor-only cat.

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

#AdoptableCat #DomesticLongHair #LapCat #CelebrateFallWithDennis #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Pocahontas doesn't care if you paint with all the colors of the wind.

But this sweet six-month-old kitty does hope that her new home is "Just Around the River Bend." Pocahontas is a sweet and shy girl who would thrive in a quiet home with no small children.

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

#AdoptableCat #ShelterCat #ShyCat #CuteCat #CatsOfInstagram #Pocahontas #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Get ready to fall in love with Zelda!

This adorable girl is a four-month-old Husky/Pit Bull mix who loves to play and go for walks.

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

#AdoptablePuppy #PuppiesOfInstagram #HuskyPuppy #PitBullPuppy #AdorablePuppy #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Do you have room in your home and heart for Challa?

This handsome one-year-old Australian Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix is an energetic and curious boy. Challa enjoys playing in the yard and cuddling with his human friends. He would thrive in an adult-only home where he is the only animal.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #AustralianShepherd #BelgianMalinois #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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You deserve something sweet today.

May we recommend an extra-sweet, extra-adorable puppy? Meet Twix, Skittles, Kit-Kat, Snickers, and Milkyway. These adorable puppies are two-month-old Terrier mixes who are available for adoption now!

Are you interested in adopting Twix, Skittles, Kit-Kat, Snickers, or Milkyway? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptablePuppies #PuppiesOfInstagram #CutePuppies #PuppyLove #Puppy #Terrier #TerrierPuppy #TerriersOfInstagram #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Benny needs your help!

This sweet and affectionate one-year-old Hound mix came to Santa Barbara Humane with an injured paw. Benny is on the mend, but he could really use a foster home or foster-to-adopt home where he can recuperate. His foster would need to be okay with changing his bandage every day.

Are you interested in fostering Benny? Email [email protected] Want to foster-to-adopt? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #FosterDog #FosterNeeded #MedicalFosterNeeded #DogFosterNeeded #Hound #HoundsOfInstagram #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Here's something to cheer you up
when you're feeling blue.
No, it's not a a cow or bird or pup...
It's a kitten named Moo!

Moo is three-months-old and available for adoption now!

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

#AdoptableKitten #Kitten #KittensOfInstagram #CuteKitten #MooKitten #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Name Your Price Cat Adoptions

For cats one year and older.

August 21 – September 30, 2022