Find Your Best Buddy

Life is just better with a dog. Especially in Santa Barbara.

Best Friends Forever

Waiting for you at the Santa Barbara Humane Society

We Care About Your Pet. And About You.

Learn about our veterinary clinic services, all delivered with a healthy dose of TLC.

The Perfect Pet for the Perfect Family

We’ll find the right pet to complete your picture-perfect family.

Your new best friend is waiting for you.

At the Santa Barbara Humane Society!

Commitment & Care

Are you seeking a dog who’s always ready for a hike or a swim? Or a laid back cat who just wants to snuggle? Count on us to help you find your perfect match. And for the entire community, we offer vital, low-cost pet vaccinations, spay & neuter services, boarding and training.

Visit Our Shelter

5399 Overpass Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 964-4777

Shelter Hours

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

News & Events

Kerri Burns Named Executive Director

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Clinic Now Offering Nail Trims for Dogs and Cats

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Check out our Staff Spotlights for Interviews and Photos!

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Kerri Burns Named Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Humane Society

Following a nation-wide search, the Santa Barbara Humane Society is pleased to announce that Kerri Burns has been selected as Executive Director and will begin her new position February 19, 2018.

Click here to learn more about Kerri.

Testimonial from a Happy Adopter

Lucy is ridiculously smart—I’m convinced she understands the complete English language, and as a result she has us trained already. As you know she has quite the expressive personality and isn’t shy about letting us know what she wants and when she wants it. She does it in such a sweet way it’s never pushy—she just melts us!

Jenny & Rex

Pet of the Week Santa Barbara Humane Society

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Pet Boarding

Leave your pets in good hands!  We offer boarding for both dogs and cats at an affordable rate.

Can’t Keep Your Pet?

Sometimes, regardless of everyone's best intentions it's happened; you cannot keep your pet. There are many reasons to make this hard decision, and we will try to address them here. Medical: Veterinary care...


We help you find the dog or cat with the perfect personality for you and your lifestyle.

Adopt | Happy Tails


We’re here for all local pet owners with boarding & clinic services, training and tons of great resources.

Services | Learning Library


We count on a generous community to enhance the lives of our animals while they await their forever home.

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