Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and BUNS have opened their doors to walk-in adopters on Saturdays.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services and BUNS will both be open on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses of Santa Barbara Humane will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m for adoptions. The clinics remain open by appointment only.
“Switching to adoptions by appointment not only kept our staff and visitors safe during the pandemic, but it also has helped reduce stress in some of our shelter animals,” said Santa Barbara Humane’s Chief Operations Officer, Dori Villalon. “But we know adoption appointments don’t work for everyone. So having one day of the week where the public can come in, look around, and hopefully adopt an animal, is really a win-win situation.”
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, Santa Barbara Humane will limit the number of potential adopters inside a building at one time. In addition, face masks must be worn at all times.
All three organizations will continue the appointment-only policy the rest of the week. Generations of donor support have made it possible for Santa Barbara Humane to continue to serve the community throughout the pandemic through open-admission intakes, open adoptions, high-quality, affordable veterinary care, and humane behavior training.
Available animals can be viewed on Santa Barbara Humane’s website at sbhumane.org/adopt.