How to Adopt

Our adoption counselor and/or any shelter staff will be more than happy to answer any questions regarding adoptable pets.

Adopting a Dog

If you see a dog that you are interested in getting to know and possibly adopt, ask to fill out a visitation form so that both of you may get acquainted. Our adoption counselor and/or any shelter staff will be more than happy to answer any questions regarding which ever dog you are interested in.

If you are interested in moving forward with a dog adoption after a visit or two you can meet with our adoption counselor to talk more about compatibility as far as what the dog may need and what expectations could look like for the dog. Our adoption counselor provides support, tools, education and answers for any of your questions you may have as far as what goes into a lifetime commitment of owning the particular dog. If there is a case where a dog introduction should be needed, one will be scheduled with you prior to adoption.

Sorry, we do not do any holds on any dog. In most cases, we do not do housing checks as we feel it is up to the adopter to connect with and receive approval from his/her landlord before bringing a pet home.

Adopting a Cat

If you see a cat that you are interested in getting to know and possibly adopting, ask to fill out a visitation form so that both of you may get acquainted. Our shelter office staff will be more than happy to answer any questions regarding whichever cat you are interested in.

If you are interested in moving forward with a cat adoption after a visit or two you can meet with one of our shelter office receptionists to talk more about compatibility as far as what the cat may need and what expectations could be like for the particular cat. Our shelter office provides support, tools, education and answers for any of the questions you may have as far as what goes into a lifetime commitment of owning the particular cat.

Sorry, we do not do any holds on any cat.  We also, do not do dog/cat meet and greet, however tips on how to introduce a cat to your already existing pets are provided. In most cases, we do not do housing checks as we feel it is up to the adopter to connect with and receive approval from his/her landlord before bringing home a pet.

Our Location

Santa Barbara Humane Society

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