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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!

Blue is feeling blue, thinking of life without you.

Blue is a sweet and mellow seven-year-old boy who is looking for someone to spend his days with. Blue is an introverted kitty who would be happiest in a quiet and peaceful space where he could be himself.

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

#CatsOfInstagram #ShyCat #SweetCat #ShelterCat #SBHumane
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Are you in need of a BFF? A partner in crime? A true pal to be by your side no matter what?

Chewy is your boy!

This handsome ten-year-old Mini Pinscher would love to be by your side 24/7. Chewy is a friendly boy who enjoys car rides, snuggling, and being deeply devoted to his human friends. While Chewy is a huge fan of people, he isn't always so wild about other dogs, so he would be happiest as the only animal in a home.

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

#AdoptableDog #MiniPinscher #DogsOfInstagram #YourNewBFF #SBHumane
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Overexcited. Overprotective. Overstimulated.

If these words describe your Shepherd-type dog, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Santa Barbara Humane is here for you! A training class is available to teach you and your dog skills to manage breed-specific tendencies and cultivate a healthy, happy, lifelong partnership.

The Shepherd Training class is offered at the Santa Maria training center on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.

There are only a few spots remaining, so click the "training" link in the bio to learn more and sign up today!

#DogTraining #Shepherd #ShepherdsOfInstagram #SantaMaria #DogBehavior #SantaBarbaraHumane
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It's time to get wild and bring a Tiger into your home!

Of course, this Tiger is actually a seven-week-old kitten who is available for adoption now.

In partnership with @asapcats and @sbcanimalservices, Santa Barbara Humane is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens, including Tiger, from now through July 1!

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

#KittensOfInstagram #Kitten #CuteKitten #SBHumane
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All Sessy wants is to be completely spoiled by everyone she meets. Is that really too much to ask?

This lovely two-year-old girl loves to be pampered. When she isn't being spoiled rotten, Sessy enjoys napping in a comfy bed and spending time with humans or other cats. Sessy would thrive in a home without young children.

In partnership with @asapcats and @sbcanimalservices, Santa Barbara Humane is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens, including Sessy, from now through July 1!

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

#AdoptableCat #CatsOfInstagram #Cat #SBHumane
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Sadie is SO eager to meet you!

This sweet seven-month-old Labrador Retriever/Beagle mix wiggles with excitement whenever she meets a new friend. Sadie is an energetic pup who would love to find a feline-free home with plenty of room to play.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Beagle #LabradorRetriever #SBHumane
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If you love animals and you love country music, you are in for a treat this Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm!

Country singer-songwriter @PresleyTennant is putting on a free Facebook Live show benefiting Santa Barbara Humane! All donations to the virtual tip jar sbhumane.givecloud.co/presley will support animals in need.

Presley rose to fame at 16 years old as a finalist on Season 16 of @nbcthevoice, and she is not only a superstar, but a superstar who deeply cares about animals. Tune in on Wednesday on our Facebook to sing along, support animals, and enjoy!

#LocalPartner #VirtualConcert #PresleyTennant
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Holla for Challa!

This handsome one-year-old Australian Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix is an energetic and curious boy. Challa's ideal setting would be an active household with a family with prior experience in dog training and care.

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

#AustralianShepherd #BelgianMalinois #DogsOfInstagram #SBHumane
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Do you think Mandy knows how cute she is?

We can't say for certain, but we're pretty sure this adorable two-year-old Pug/Terrier mix knows that she is a star. Mandy is a playful girl who loves getting attention from her human friends. Because she is such a fan of the spotlight, Mandy would be happiest as the only animal in a home.

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

#AdoptableDog #DogsOfInstagram #Pug #Terrier #SBHumane
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Santa Barbara County! Are you ready for some kittens?

Well, you better be. Because oh boy, do we have kittens for you!

We are having walk-in cat adoption hours today and tomorrow from 12-4 PM at both our Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses.

Plus, in partnership with @asapcats and @sbcanimalservices, Santa Barbara Humane is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens from now through July 1!

#KittensOfInstagram #Kitten #AdoptableKittens #KittenParty #SBHumane
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It's Feel Good Friday!

Today we are celebrating all the animals that have found homes this week! Cats Dinah, Bumblebee, Thumbs, Kate, Cornelius, Doja, Joy, Stumpy, Mittens, Milo, Mango, Tangerine, Esteban, Sally, Jack, Mo, Peach, Sapphire, Grasshopper, Stefan, Matilda, Earth, Wind, Fire, Kellie, Spring, Hail, Merli, Ralph Lauren, Midnight, Moo, Butterfly, Stormy, Salt, Malo, Fall, Clive, Skip, Luck Luck, and Thumb Thumb and dogs Rocky, Walter, Calliope, Miko, Bullwinkle, Moana, Lovie, Joe Joe, Chocolate, Zeus, and Bacon 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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Did someone say kittens? Oh, that's right we did. That's because we have armloads of kittens that are available for adoption now!

We are having walk-in cat adoption hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-4PM at both our Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses.

Plus, in partnership with @asapcats and @sbcanimalservices, Santa Barbara Humane is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens from now through July 1!

#Kittens #KittensOfInstagram #AdoptableKitten #SBhumane
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You've got to be kitten me! Santa Barbara Humane has even more kittens available for adoption!

Interested in adopting a feline friend? We are having walk-in cat adoption hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-4 PM at both our Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses.

In partnership with @asapcats and @sbcanimalservices, Santa Barbara Humane is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens from now through July 1.

#AdoptableKittens #KittensOfInstagram #Kitten #SBHumane
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Is your life feeling a little humdrum? Do you need to spice up your life with a little excitement? Benito is here for you!

This playful one-year-old American Blue Heeler/Labrador Retriever mix is sure to bring fun and joy into your life. Benito is an energetic boy who is searching for someone who can give him lots of attention and plenty of room to play.

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

#DogsOfInstagram #BlueHeeler #PlayfulPup #SBHumane
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In partnership with Santa Barbara County Animal Services and ASAP

Fees Waived

Fees
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ON ALL KITTEN & CAT ADOPTIONS June 18th through July 1st