Adopt a dog or 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:
Select the animal you’d like to meet, then click “Ask About Me” and complete the contact form. 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.

For general questions, email [email protected] or call 805-964-4777.

Available Animals

Select from the following options to narrow your results

Click the to favorite an animal.

Morticia

Sponsored Adoption

NAME:

Morticia

AGE:

3 years 9 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Cindy Lou

NAME:

Cindy Lou

AGE:

1 year 1 month

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Barbara Campus

Velma

NAME:

Velma

AGE:

1 year 5 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Linkin

Sponsored Adoption

NAME:

Linkin

AGE:

3 years

SEX:

Male

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Monkey

NAME:

Monkey

AGE:

6 years

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Barbara Campus

Cecil

NAME:

Cecil

AGE:

2 years 1 month

SEX:

Male

LOCATION:

Santa Barbara Campus

Pablo

Sponsored Adoption

NAME:

Pablo

AGE:

8 years 4 months

SEX:

Male

LOCATION:

Santa Barbara Campus

Kitters

NAME:

Kitters

AGE:

1 year 6 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Barbara Campus

Cowgirl

Sponsored Adoption

NAME:

Cowgirl

AGE:

6 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Hope

Sponsored Adoption

NAME:

Hope

AGE:

1 year 3 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Pismo

NAME:

Pismo

AGE:

3 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

Cayucos

NAME:

Cayucos

AGE:

3 months

SEX:

Female

LOCATION:

Santa Maria Campus

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

Look for these badges!

lonely hearts club Lonely Hearts Club
Adoption fees are waived on all Lonely Hearts Club animals. Some dogs and cats can be camera shy, others need more time to heal from a medical need, then there are those who need to meet you to get a chance to warm up. To help these special pups and kitties stand out, the Lonely Hearts Club was created! This Lonely Hearts badge means an animal has been at the shelter longer than most and may need special attention from pet owners like you. 

Sponsored Adoption Sponsored Adoption
Your adoption fee is pre-paid by generous community members. Some animals are wagging and purring with delight to already have their adoption fees covered by generous community members who want to help them on their journey to a new home. Look for this badge to see if an adoption fee has been paid. If you want to make a difference by sponsoring an adoption fee, call 805-222-0139.

super pet vip VIP Super Pets
VIP Super Pets are excluded from adoption promotions and discounts. VIP animals are those that are in high demand and quickly find a loving home. You will notice that VIP Super Pets have higher adoption prices — this is because they leave a financial legacy for the other animals in our care who may need extensive medical care or more time to find a loving home. 

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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.