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.

Here are some helpful links to frequently requested topics:

Adoption Guides

santa barbara humane cat kitten adoption packet

Cat & Kitten

Adoption Packet

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Adoption Packet

santa barbara humane puppy adoption packet


Adoption Packet

Lost or Found Pets

In Santa Barbara County, all stray animals are housed at Santa Barbara County Animal Services.

If you have lost a pet:

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:

If you have lost or found an animal, visit Santa Barbara County Animal Services or call the SBC Animal Services location nearest you:

North Santa Barbara County: 805-934-6119 ext. 7
South Santa Barbara County: 805-681-5285
After-hours non-emergency assistance: 805-683-2724

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.

Compassionate End-of-Life

Wondering when is the right time to say goodbye to a pet? These helpful resources from our friends at Lap of Love can provide insight.


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