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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!

Flower is hoping that you will pick her!

Flower is a lovely 12-year-old Shepherd with a whole lot of love to give. She is a quiet girl who enjoys relaxing and taking it easy. Flower would love to find a quiet home where she could get lots of love and affection.

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

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Have a shy, more reserved dog in your home? Wanna help build their confidence? We are ready to help!

In our Shy Dog classes, trainers work with you and your dog on building confidence and easing anxiety. You’ll learn how to better understand how your dog is feeling and what tools will help them feel relaxed and at ease.

To learn more or sign up for classes, go to sbhumane.org/training or click the link in our bio!

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Sky would love to explore the world with you!

This darling five-year-old Boxer is a sweet girl with a taste for adventure. Sky is a high-energy girl who would be happiest in an active home. She has lived with children before and seems to enjoy their company.

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

#AdoptableDog #Boxer #BoxersOfInstagram #DogsOfInstagram #PlayfulPup #SBHumane
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Get ready to fall in love with Arizona!

This little cutie is three months old. He is available for adoption now!

Interested in making Arizona a member of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

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Happy Fourth of July from adoptable dogs Bingo, Chewy, Lucky, and Flower, and all the rest of us here at Santa Barbara Humane!

Please note that both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses of Santa Barbara Humane are closed today in observance of the holiday.

If you are interested in adopting a dog featured in this post, please email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#FourthOfJuly #IndependenceDay #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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Are dogs or cats Santa Barbara County's favorite pet? @GEORGEmontecito is going to find out AND make an impact. Will you join them?

Visit the GEORGE pet store in the Montecito Country Mart to cast your vote from July 1-31. Each $1 donation is one vote for either Team Dog or Team Cat. While you're there, check out their amazing shop filled with boutique treasures like biscuits, quilts, vintage accessories, and more.

Ultimately, all animals in need win because your donation supports adoption, veterinary care, training, shelter, and love for dogs and cats at Santa Barbara Humane. Can't make it to the store? You can support the campaign in just a few clicks at sbhumane.org/GEORGE.

#ThirdPartyPartner #SBHumane #GEORGEMontecito
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Does your life lack pizazz? Do you feel like you're stuck in the doldrums? Yuki can help.

This three-year-old boy lives to entertain. Yuki is a sweet (and occasionally, mildly spicy) kitty with a winning personality. While Yuki loves being adored, he can get overwhelmed when he receives too much affection, so he would thrive with an adopter who understands his needs.

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

#AdoptableCat #CatsOfInstagram #SweetCatSpicyCat #WhiteCat #SBHumane
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How do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July? Maybe by watching a fireworks show?

Fireworks can be fun, but they can be scary for your pets! Our behavior team has put together some tips for helping your pets handle the festivities:

🐾 Keep your pets indoors!
🐾 Make sure they are wearing ID tags and that their microchip information is up to date in case they do get out.
🐾 Use a white noise machine or soothing music to muffle the boom of fireworks.
🐾 Give your animals lots of exercise during the day. If they are tired, they may sleep through the noise!
🐾 Keep them busy with puzzle toys.
🐾 Use a Thundershirt for dogs.
🐾 If your pet has historically been excessively anxious during fireworks or thunderstorms, talk to your vet about medication.

We hope these tips help make this Fourth of July safe and comfortable for you and your pet!

***Please be aware that both Campuses of Santa Barbara Humane will be closed on July 4. ***

#July4 #IndependenceDay #PetTips #SafeFourthOfJuly #SBHumane
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Marcia is part Airedale Terrier, part German Shepherd, and fully adorable!

This beautiful seven-month-old girl is full of playful energy. Marcia is a very sweet girl who would love to find a home with an adopter who could match her energy level and work with her on manners.

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

#AiredaleTerrier #GermanShepherd #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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It's Feel Good Friday!

Today we are celebrating all the animals that have found homes this week! Cats Sweetie, Otis, Mamma Bear, Maxwell, Callaway, Malia, Mr. Cat, Winter, Miss Ainsworth, Minnie, Todd, Greenly, Hershel, Poppy, Bean, Larry, Timmons, Neely, Melanie, Lucy, Zion, Tiger, Snips, Tabi, Turbo, Tinsley, Summer, Pickle, Tortie, Ladyfish, Cheddar, Cadena, Marcus, English Ivy, Alandri, Sky, Kleopatra, LaDonna, Pepper, Henderson, and Momo and dogs Lily, Ali, Harry, Mandy, Pancho, Elsa, Panther, Max, Anna, Nikku, Oso, Chapo, Reina, and Benito 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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Have you stopped to smell the flowers recently? Lucky highly recommends it.

This darling 10-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix also recommends dancing in the rain, keeping the wind at your back and sun in your face, and following your bliss. You see, Lucky is all about living your best life. For Lucky, that means wiggling around, spending time with people, and yes, stopping to smell the flowers.

Want to stop and smell the flowers with Lucky? She's a member of the Lonely Hearts Club and she's eager to find a home to call her own. Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today.

#Adopt #dogsofinstagram #stopandsmelltheflowers #pitbullsofinstagram #sbhumane
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Neko wants to remind you that both the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses of Santa Barbara Humane will be open for walk-in cat adoptions from 12-4 PM today through Sunday.

Neko also wants you to know that he is three months old and available for adoption now!

#AdoptableKitten #KittensOfInstagram #RussianBlue #SBHumane
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Isn't Lily lovely?

This gorgeous girl is a four-year-old English Springer Spaniel/ Basset Hound mix. Lily is a clever girl who enjoys going for walks and playing with toys. She would love to live in a home where she could get lots of attention.

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

#AdoptableDog #EnglishSpringerSpaniel #BassetHound #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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Isn't Lily lovely?

This gorgeous girl is a four-year-old English Springer Spaniel/ Basset Hound mix. Lily is a clever girl who enjoys going for walks and playing with toys. She would love to live in a home where she could get lots of attention.

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

#AdoptableDog #EnglishSpringerSpaniel #BassetHound #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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Feeling stressed out by, well, everything? Uri is here to help.

This soft, sweet, super snuggly boy is two-months-old and available for adoption now.

Interested in making Url a member of your family? Email [email protected] to make an adoption appointment today!

#AdoptableKitten #KittensOfInstagram #FluffyKitten #SBHumane
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