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What's in a name?

More support than ever at two campuses!

Founded in 1887, the Santa Barbara Humane Society is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the West. In February, 2020, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society and Santa Barbara Humane Society joined forces to expand adoptions, affordable veterinary care, dog training, and pet resources to residents of Santa Barbara County. Today we are known simply as Santa Barbara Humane.

Generations of community support have made it possible to merge the organizations, transform the brand, and ultimately, expand services through donor-funded safety-net programs.

Santa Barbara Humane, is the premier organization helping animals in the county, and the two campuses in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara have increased resources to meet the growing needs of dogs and cats in the county. This transformation makes it easier for people to receive the support they need to care for their pets. 

Watch the new TV spot!

Watch the press conference and rebranding event on May 15, 2021

Adopt a Dog or Cat Today

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

Help Make a Difference

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

Low-Cost Veterinary Services

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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Precautions for visiting during COVID-19

To protect the health of staff, volunteers, and guests, the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses have implemented safety protocols for adoptions, veterinary appointments, and animal intakes. Please read FAQs During COVID-19 to help you plan your visit.

Boarding services have been suspended during COVID-19

Due to staffing limitations during COVID-19, boarding services have been temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free Microchipping

Now until July 4th, Santa Barbara Humane is offering free microchipping by appointment in Santa Maria & Santa Barbara!