Adopting Pets from Santa Barbara Humane Society

There are many awesome dogs and cool cats eagerly awaiting adoption at the Santa Barbara Humane Society. We have purebreds, mixed breeds, young, old, big, small — and everything in between. At the Santa Barbara Humane Society, we maintain detailed health and temperament profiles on each adoption animal, and will help prospective families make a good match when choosing their new furry companion. Our adoption fees include an initial health examination, vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, temperament evaluation, microchip with registration, and a starter pack of food.

Come Visit Us!

Directions: From Highway 101 in the Santa Barbara area, take the Patterson Avenue offramp, and then turn towards the ocean. The first right is Overpass Road. The Santa Barbara Humane Society is approximately 1/3 of a mile down at 5399 Overpass Road. You can’t miss the yellow buildings! For more information and a map, take a look at our Contact Us page.

 . Eddie .
 . Eddie .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
Adult, Male, Small
 . Bella .
 . Bella .  . Bella .  . Bella .
  • Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
Bella is such a sweet soul. When she first came to SBHS, she was quiet nervous and eager to get away from all the noise and hubbub. But once she got settled in, we were able to see how loving and happy Bella is. She is a pretty easy-going girl who often has a smile on her lovely face.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Medium
  • Poodle, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
  • Cattle Dog, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
 . Mauricio .
 . Mauricio .
  • Labrador Retriever, Mastiff
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Not known
  • Lhasa Apso
Adult, Male, Small
 . Vicki .
 . Vicki .
  • Labrador Retriever, Weimaraner
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Large
 . Andy .
 . Andy .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Boris .
 . Boris .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Boris is a big personality in a little body! He loves playing with his doggy friends and would probably make a great hiking buddy! If you are looking for a lap dog that can go adventuring, Boris is your guy!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Rita .
 . Rita .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Ruby .
 . Ruby .
  • Tibetan Spaniel, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Small
 . Snowball .
 . Snowball .
  • Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
Once Snowball loves you he really loves you! This little guy might take some time to warm up to you but once he does he is a love bug! He will need an understanding home that will give him a little time and space to get used to his new surroundings.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Spruce .
 . Spruce .  . Spruce .  . Spruce .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
What a good boy Spruce is! This handsome dog is friendly and happy. He is a little goofy, but that's what makes him the awesome dog he is!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sylvester .
 . Sylvester .  . Sylvester .
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sylvester is a shy and sweet boy. He is a gentle soul who will need someone who has a lot of patience who can work with him to show him how good the world can be. He is looking for a home where he will have a fellow canine friend. Volunteers say: "Sylvester is the perfect dog for someone with another mellow dog and someone is willing to be patient with him."Are you interested in meeting Sylvester? You can come on in to our shelter at 5399 Overpass Road between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday-Saturday (excluding Wednesdays) or Sundays between 11 AM and 3:30 PM. If you can't come in in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Large
 . Gonzo .
 . Gonzo .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gonzo is a tiny bouncy ball of fun! He's an energetic and happy dog who loves to play. Gonzo has some athletic ability-he can jump super high! When he's not playing or showing off his hops, Gonzo is a sweet dog who loves making friends. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
 . Mama .
 . Mama .  . Mama .  . Mama .
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Mama is a teensy-tiny sweetheart. She is a very nervous little girl who is quite shy, but who can blame her-she is such a tiny little thing in such a big world! She will need to find a home that is very understanding and has people that are willing to work with her to show her she is safe and loved. Once she is very comfortable, she will be such a delight to live with!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday! If you can't come and personally introduce yourself to the dog, go ahead and contact us at 805-964-4777 between 11 am and 6 pm Monday - Saturday or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Small
 . Jude .
 . Jude .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
What a sweet soul Jude is. He is a shy little boy who needs someone who can spend some quality time teaching him that the world is okay. Jude is very sweet; he loves cuddling and being close to humans. In time Jude will warm up and become a wonderful companion.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
 . Patch .
 . Patch .  . Patch .  . Patch .
  • Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Want a dog that will make you laugh? Patch might just be your boy! He's a sweet and silly guy who loves attention! Patch is just a happy-go-lucky dog looking for a special someone to take him home!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Large
 . Jay .
 . Jay .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Looking for a spunky and sweet pup? How about two? I would love to find a forever home with my sister, Molly. We love to play and are very affectionate with people.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Pumpkin .
 . Pumpkin .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Looking for a dog that acts more like a cat? Look no further! Pumpkin is more on the independent side and would love to spend her days lounging on a soft blanket in the sun. She is looking for the perfect place to spend the rest of her golden years!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Small
 . Oak .
 . Oak .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Oak is the kind of dog who would really appreciate a spa day. The second he feels someone beginning to massage him, Oak absolutely melts in to a puddle of doggie love. When he's not relaxing, Oak can be a little shy and nervous. He will probably need someone who can work with him to teach him how wonderful the world can be.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
 . America .
 . America .  . America .  . America .
  • Boxer, Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Spayed/Neutered
Here she is, Miss America. America is one beautiful dog! She is very sweet and friendly. She's sure to win Miss Congeniality all, you'd be hard press to find a more congenial dog than America! This girl doesn't want any tiaras though, she just wants a home to call her own!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Justin .
 . Justin .  . Justin .  . Justin .
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
I was transfered to the SBHS to be adopted. I'm still here waiting...While I'm waiting I'll describe my perfect home. I have been in a foster home that has been amazing (because I get really cool treats and a huge bed) but it's time to find my permanent home. I'm a very handsome 8yo neutered male chihuahua mix. I have a really hard time seeing because I have cataracts, but my hearing and sense of smell are amazing. I just love to fall asleep in your lap, especially when I am wrapped in a blanket or towel (I call it the Justin burrito). Because I can only see a bit of light I really need the time to get to know you and figure out what you are doing. Are you trying to feed me or pick me up or what?.....TRUST is a must and it may take a short bit of time. I love routine. I'm housebroken. I prefer quiet households without a lot of traffic. I need to be the only animal in the house, ok maybeI could live with a fish. I love sleeping in bed and I enjoy sleeping in...ok,ok I just enjoy sleeping period! I like to go for walks but not too far since I have short legs and I'm 8. I don't want people to just reach out and grab me or touch me because I can't see and I don't know what you are doing, that is why I prefer to trust just 1 or 2 people so that I have them trained the way I want. I'm very quiet unless new people walk in the door then I will bark to alert you they are here. I currently go to work with my foster person and I stay in the office with the human until we go to the house. I wasn't sure about car rides at first but they aren't too bad, I usually just sit in my seat and then lay down. Did I mention I like treats and sleeping. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggo between 10am and 4:30pm Monday through Saturday! If you can't come and personally introduce yourself to the dog, go ahead and contact us at 805-964-4777 between 10 am and 5 pm Monday - Saturday or email us at [email protected]
Senior, Male, Small
 . Justin .
 . Justin .  . Justin .  . Justin .
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Howdy! I'm Justin and I am so pleased to meet you! I won't be able to see you, but I sure can tell that you are there! Don't worry-my blindness doesn't hold me back! I really enjoy people. If you come close to me, I will give you a good sniff to check you out. I really enjoy running around places I am familiar with. I do well with other small dogs. Won't you come visit me and let me give you a sniff? Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggo between 10am and 4:30pm Monday through Saturday! If you can't come and personally introduce yourself to the dog, go ahead and contact us at 805-964-4777 between 10 am and 5 pm Monday - Saturday or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
 . Sammy .
 . Sammy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Large
  • Domestic Long Hair, Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Dynamite .
 . Dynamite .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Napoleon .
 . Napoleon .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Tiger .
 . Tiger .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Large
 . Fernando .
 . Fernando .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Batman .
 . Batman .  . Batman .  . Batman .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
This Batman is cuter than George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Christian Bale combined. When he isn't saving Gotham City, Batman really enjoys playing with toys, running, and jumping. Once he is all tuckered out from playtime, he will be a little snuggle bug who would love to cuddle up in your arms. Batman isn't just the kitten you deserve, and the one you need right now!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this cat between 10am and 4:30pm Monday through Saturday! If you can't come and introduce yourself to the kitty, go ahead and contact us at 805-964-4777 between 10 am and 5 pm Monday - Saturday or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Small
 . Niagra .
 . Niagra .
  • Domestic Long Hair, Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Small
 . Chubbs .
 . Chubbs .  . Chubbs .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Chubbs may be dashing in his tuxedo, but this handsome cat doesn't care if you dress up. He'll love you no matter what you wear! Chubbs in an incredibly sweet kitty who loves to snuggle. He is a happy and social cat who gets along well with people and other cats too!Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Male, Large
 . J.K. Meowling .
 . J.K. Meowling .
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
J.K. Meowling is one magical cat. . She is a very friendly girl who loves being petted and adored. She will happily rub against your legs, doing her best to entice you to stay with her longer. And believe us...you will want to stay with her! J.K. Meowling is sure to charm you with her soft fur and loving ways.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Small
 . Mama .
 . Mama .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Mama is just about the sweetest little kitty you could imagine. She absolutely adores snuggling and sitting in laps! When she's not cuddled close to her human, Mama is a calm girl who enjoys a good nap in the sun.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Senior, Female, Small
 . Rico Suave .
 . Rico Suave .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sweetie Pie is a big handsome boy. He is fairly mellow and laid-back. In fact, Sweetie Pie's favorite thing might just be napping in a cozy spot. Sweetie Pie is a sweet boy who enjoys the occasional petting. He can get tired of being loved on, so his adopters will need to pay attention to his body language when they are petting him. Sweetie Pie is a wonderful cat who deserves a wonderful home.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Senior, Male, Large
 . Fluff .
 . Fluff .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Fluff is a large and lovely lady who is looking for her forever family. Fluff is a very sweet kitty who will happily greet you with a series of several meows. She is a happy and optimistic kitty who enjoys hanging out with her human pals and getting petted. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11 AM and 3:30 PM on Sunday. If you can't come in person, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email us at [email protected]
Adult, Female, Medium

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