Resources for pet owners

Pet Resources

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

Below find helpful links to frequently requested topics.

Dog Tips  |  Cat Tips  |  Did You Know?  |  Lost or Found Pets  |  Compassionate End-of-Life

Helpful Tips Documents for Download

The downloadable PDFs below are designed to help answer your most-asked questions about dogs and cats. Compiled by our veterinarians, trainers, and animal behavior experts, these handouts are easy to read and packed full of useful information.

Dog tips

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Cat tips

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Did you know?

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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

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.