Resources for Pet Owners

Whether you've adopted a new dog or cat or seek advice about pets already in your home, Santa Barbara Humane is here to help.

Adoption Guides

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Cat & Kitten

Adoption Packet

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Dog

Adoption Packet

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Puppy

Adoption Packet

Lost or Found Pet Resources

If you have lost a pet:

Visit the Stray & Found Animals page to check if your pet is currently in our care.

If your pet is not in our care, visit Santa Barbara County Animal Services to view photos of stray animals that have been impounded.

File a lost report at Santa Barbara County Animal Services

Post on Craigslist and any of these Facebook pages:

If your pet is microchipped, go online or call the microchip company and ensure your contact information is up to date.

Once you are reunited with your pet, if he/she is not spayed/neutered or microchipped click here to make an appointment at one of our clinics.

If you have found an animal:

Visit Santa Barbara County Animal Services
or call 1-833-422-4813.

Please note: Before you take a healthy stray cat to the shelter, consider this: fewer than 5% of impounded “lost” cats are returned to their owners. Most stray cats are not lost, and studies show that more than 70 percent of stray cats actually live in the neighborhood.  Santa Barbara Humane is aligned with the National Animal Control Association’s policy that healthy free-roaming cats should not be taken to shelters where they will experience stress, be exposed to illness, and contribute to overcrowding. For assistance with Trap-Neuter-Return, please visit our Community Cats page.  

After-hours assistance:

SB County Sheriff Non-emergency Dispatch: 805-683-2724

Dog Licensing

By law, all dogs four months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed annually. Licenses are purchased online through Santa Barbara County Animal Services or the City of Santa Barbara.

Emergency Preparedness Information & Support

Your pets are important members of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. Advanced planning is crucial in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Learn how to plan for an emergency and what to do should you need to evacuate or relocate your pets and animals.

Rehoming Your Pet

Safety net programs aim to keep loving owners and their pets together.

Sometimes, as much as we love our pets, circumstances may cause deep frustration and even desperation. Santa Barbara Humane offers donor-funded services such as behavior advice, medical care, pet food or supplies, temporary boarding, and more.

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Compassionate End-of-Life Services

It’s hard saying goodbye to a pet, and coping with the impending loss is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will face. Santa Barbara Humane is here to assist you and your family through the final stages of your companion’s life with compassionate end-of-life services and memorialization.

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