Adopt a cat

Due to COVID-19, all adoptions are by appointment only with scheduled visits available between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM daily.

Santa Barbara Humane is here for you when you’re ready to add to your family. The team is available to answer your calls and emails between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day.

To schedule an adoption appointment:
Please email [email protected] with your contact information, the name or ID of the animal you are interested in adopting, and the best time to reach you. Once received, a team member will give you a call and share insights and characteristics about the dog or cat you could bring to your family.

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Transfer of animals may be available between campuses. Take home an adorable cat or dog today!

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees help support shelter operations, including veterinary care, dog training, and foster programs.

  • Kittens (under six months) $125

    Adopt a second kitten for $75

  • Cats (six months to seven years) $50

    Two-for-one bonded pairs

  • Senior Cats (over seven years) $25

    Two-for-one bonded pairs

  • Puppies (under six months) $175
  • Dogs (six months to seven years) $125
  • Senior Dogs (over seven years) $125
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Have questions about adopting? Check out 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.