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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.

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Let's Socialize!

Opie is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

This handsome one-year-old boy is sweet and loving. He has lived with other cats before and seems to get along with everyone, including small dogs and children.

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

#AdoptableCat #CatsOfInstagram #OrangeCat #GingerCat #ShelterCat #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Guess what? We have even more puppies available for adoption!

Meet Scrappy and Dakota! These sweet girls are two-month-old Chihuahua/Shepherd mixes who are available for adoption now!

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

#AdoptableDogs #DogsOfInstagram #Puppies #ChihuahuaPuppy #ShepherdPuppy #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Santa Barbara Humane has puppies!

Meet Ricotta, Butter, and Pot Luck! These cuties are two-month-old Chihuahua/Shepherd mixes that are available for adoption now!

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

#PuppiesOfInstagram #CutePuppies #PuppyLove #Chihuahua #Shepherd #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Calliope is pretty in pink 💖

This sweet ten-year-old Chihuahua mix is a loyal and devoted girl who would be so thrilled to spend her days by your side. Calliope loves soaking in all the attention, so she would be happiest as the only dog in a home.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Chihuahua #PrettyInPink #ShelterDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Important information!

The power will be out at our Santa Barbara campus tomorrow, Sunday, January 29, from 8 AM-4 PM for scheduled maintenance.

Scheduled appointments will not be affected, but this means that both our Santa Barbara veterinary clinic and shelter office will be without phone or email on Sunday.

If you are a clinic patient with an urgent matter, please text the clinic at 805-203-6671. For all other matters, please leave a voicemail through the main line 805-964-4777 and our staff will get back to you as soon as they can.

Thank you for your patience!
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Haku firmly believes that Saturdays are for sleeping in. And for petting cute cats!

This sweet three-year-old girl is hoping to be the cat you pet today. She is so eager to find a home to call her own!

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

#AdoptableCat #CatsOfInstagram #CuteCat #SaturdayCaturday #ShelterCat #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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It's Feel Good Friday!

Today we are celebrating all the animals that have found homes in the past week! Cats Professor Waffles, Twinkie, Queso, Lucky, Ellie, Samantha, Yogi, Bobby, Aspen, Lui, Panther, Star, and Sebastian; and dogs Happy, Winnie, Fawn, Lily, Lexi, Chaz, Callie, Ducky, Cucumber, Kayla, Miguel, and Lady 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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My name is Russo, and I want to go for a run with you.

I'm a six-year-old Husky who LOVES to run. And here's the thing- exercise releases endorphins. And endorphins make you feel good. So when I ask you to take me for a run, I'm really doing us both a favor! I really love being with people, and it makes me happy to make you happy. When we aren't running, I'd love to spend my time lying on you; what can I say- I like to snuggle!

So, what do you think? Will you go for a run with me?

If you are interested in adopting Russo, please email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #Husky #LetsGoForARun #ShelterDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Figs hopes you are having a fantastic Friday!

This fabulous feline is six-months-old, and frankly, he would be thrilled to be your friend!

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

#AdoptableCat #Kitten #KittensOfInstagram #CatsOfInstagram #ShelterCat #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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This #ThankYouThursday, the wags and purrs of gratitude are for our friends @DosVidasSB! They donate a portion of each sale back to the community, and Santa Barbara Humane is honored to be last quarter's charitable beneficiary.

From modern to vintage, from clothing to housewares, their reclaimed pieces are sustainable, chic, and impactful. Thank you to the Dos Vidas team for supporting animals in need countywide!

#SecondLife #VintageModern #CommunityPartner
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Meet Roo!

This sweet three-year-old Chihuahua mix would love to be your buddy. Roo is a friendly boy who enjoys playing with toys and spending time with his human pals.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Chihuahua #ChihuahuasOfInstagram #ShelterDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Life will be premium with Spotify by your side.

You won't want to skip making this adorable six-month-old girl part of your life. So put your life on pause, and adopt Spotify today!

Want to make Spotify part of your life? 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!

#AdoptableCat #Kitten #ShelterCat #SpotifyCat #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Just look at little Lily!

This adorable two-month-old Yorkie mix is as sweet as can be and is available for adoption now!

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

#AdoptablePuppy #PuppiesOfInstagram #Yorkie #YorshireTerrier #YorkiePuppy #ShelterDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Have you had a chance to stroll through a park lately?

There’s something magical about how a simple walk in nature can be so calming and so invigorating at the same time, especially when you have a dog like Little Bear by your side.

This delightful two-year-old Doberman Pinscher/Rottweiler mix is the perfect walking partner. He is a friendly boy who has excellent leash manners. Little Bear cares deeply about his people and will check in to ensure you're doing ok- whether you are walking in a park or hanging out in the house.

Are you interested in strolling through life with Little Bear? If so, email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableDog #Doberman #Rottweiler #ShetlerDog #Walk #LetsTakeAWalk #WalkThisDog #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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Professor Waffles has a Ph.D. in Physics. His specialty? String Theory.

When this adorable six-month-old boy isn’t unraveling the mysteries of the universe, he enjoys being adored and playing with toys. Professor Waffles would be happiest as the only animal in a home.

Are you interested in adopting Professor Waffles? Come to our cat and kitten walk-in adoption hours, Friday-Sunday, from 12-4 PM. Can’t make it during those times? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableKitten #KittensOfInstagram #Siamese #Professor #PhysicsProfessor #StringTheory #CatProfessor #SantaBarbaraHumane #SBHumane
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