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.

 . Rascal .
 . Rascal .  . Rascal .  . Rascal .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
It's hard to say what exactly it is that makes Rascal so charming. Maybe it's his adorable looks (that snaggle tooth of his is just so cute!) Maybe it's the fact that this little guy doesn't let anything get him down. Maybe it's his love for other little dogs. Maybe it's the way he twists and turns when you pet him so you can get just the right spot. Whatever it is, Rascal is one charming, sweet, adorable dog.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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, Small
 . Everest .
 . Everest .
  • Siberian Husky, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Maverick .
 . Maverick .
  • Great Pyrenees, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
What a handsome and good boy Maverick is! He is so incredibly sweet. Maverick is full of fun and good spirit. He enjoys running around, sniffing everything, and just generally having a blast. Maverick can sometimes have issues with resource guarding, so he would probably do best in a house without small children.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, Not known
 . Hydro .
 . Hydro .  . Hydro .  . Hydro .
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
At 5 years old, Hydro is in the prime of his life! He stayed the weekend at a foster home and we learned that he is potty-trained, does not jump on furniture or tables (even when there is bacon!) and was a wonderful visitor. We know that he would be an even better roommate for life! Hydro is a very happy and friendly dog who loves to play! He would make a great running buddy for an active person or family. His favorite thing is to lay on his back in the sun. Nothing makes him happier. He will sunbathe for hours! Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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, Medium
 . Clarabelle (Cassie) .
 . Clarabelle (Cassie) .
  • American Bulldog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
 . Casey .
 . Casey .  . Casey .
  • Boxer, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Shortcake .
 . Shortcake .  . Shortcake .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Large
 . Rocky .
 . Rocky .
  • American Bulldog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello! My name is Rocky. I've been told that my reputation is phenomenal. Don't believe me? Ask staff! They're the ones who told me about it. I'm super friendly and happy and I have an amazing smile. Come say hi and see just how great I am!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, Medium
 . Panini .
 . Panini .
  • Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Stella .
 . Stella .
  • Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Small
 . Wolf .
 . Wolf .
  • Alaskan Malamute, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Wolf is a big friendly boy. He's got a smile that will light up a room and a personality that will warm your heart. Wolf is always happy to meet new people, especially if they are willing to give him some scritchies! He is so cheerful and happy and wonderful to be around. 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
 . Winnie .
 . Winnie .  . Winnie .
  • Chihuahua, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
What a sweetheart little Winnie is. She is a very loving dog who believes that the best place in the whole world is in a human's lap. Winnie is past her years of playing for hours on end, she prefers lounging about and being adored. Winnie does need a lot of love, and she will let you know when she feels she is not being properly paid attention to. She would probably be happiest with someone who is home a lot, or someone who could take her to work with them.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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
 . Subie .
 . Subie .  . Subie .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Is loyalty important to you? Do you long for a companion who will be faithful till the end? Subie might just be your girl! This sweet lady is very friendly and curious. She's also quite smart! But the most important thing about Subie is her loyalty. Subie would never leave a member of her family behind! She is looking for a family (without cats or other small animals) who she can bond deeply with.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, Large
 . Zeus .
 . Zeus .  . Zeus .  . Zeus .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Zeus recently went for a day trip with a volunteer, who took him to her house for some much deserved down time. Here's what we learnt: Zeus was very relaxed and low maintenance while the volunteer worked from home. He did not see interested in or bothered by the volunteer's small dogs that were in another part of the house, even though they were very verbal towards him. He was affectionate, easy to walk on leash around the neighborhood and enjoyed chasing balls in the backyard.Zeus loves a good mystery! He is a curious and active dog who loves exploring. He would be happy spending his whole day running around, sniffing new things, and seeing what fun things the world has to offer him. Zeus has plenty of energy, so play time is essential for him! He's a fun dog looking for a partner to solve crimes (like who hid the toys?) with. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this dog 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
 . Katrina .
 . Katrina .  . Katrina .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
How amazing are Katrina's ears? They are just so cute and so expressive! Katrina is a sweet and spunky girl. She has a lot of energy and a lot of love in her. The best word to describe Katrina is FUN! 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
 . Zeppelin .
 . Zeppelin .  . Zeppelin .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
There's no denying it, Zeppelin rocks! He's a very happy boy who always has wagging tail and smile on his adorable face. Zeppelin is a friendly dog who loves to meet people. He's also a sweetie who has a heart of gold! Zeppelin may not be a black dog, but we promise that adopting him will be a stairway to heaven!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, Medium
 . Corella .
 . Corella .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Looking for a dog that will shower your with slurpy kisses? Corella is your girl! She is a sweet and bouncy dog who loves to play. When she isn't playing, she will bound towards you to give you your allotment of love. Corella is all you could ask for in a dog- sweet, silly, fun, adorable, and loving!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]ty.org
Adult, Female, Medium
 . America .
 . America .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • 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
 . Otis .
 . Otis .
  • Boxer, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Don't tell Otis that he isn't a lap dog, he certainly won't believe you! Otis is a very loving boy who loves to give affection to all his human pals. He is such a sweetheart! 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]umanesociety.org
Adult, Male, Large
 . 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
 . Ruger .
 . Ruger .  . Ruger .  . Ruger .
  • American Bulldog, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
What a stud Ruger is! Besides being incredibly handsome, Ruger is a sweet dog who loves to make new friends. He isn't the most coordinated, but he makes up for his clumsy ways with enthusiasm. And he sure does have a lot of enthusiasm! Ruger is an amazing boy who would be so happy to find his forever home.Interested in meeting Ruger? The best thing to do is come in to our shelter in person. We are open Monday-Saturday 11 AM- 6 PM (excluding Wednesdays) and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM. If you can't make it in person to meet Ruger, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email [email protected] for more information.
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Leila .
 . Leila .  . Leila .  . Leila .
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Leila is a very good girl! She is super sweet girl who loves to hear words of praise and receive some pettings. She is a happy and optimistic lass who enjoys play time and running around. She spends most days helping answer phones in the shelter office. She gets along with other dogs and seems to like all the people she meets! Interested in meeting Leila ? The best thing to do is come in to our shelter in person. We are open Monday-Saturday 11 AM- 6 PM (excluding Wednesdays) and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM. If you can't make it in person to meet Leila, you can call us at (805) 964-4777 or email [email protected] for more information.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Gemma .
 . Gemma .  . Gemma .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gemma is friendly and gentle and oh-so-sweet. She is very happy to explore and play while you keep an eye on her, and then come over for some (gentle, soft) loving. She is a little shy with new people, but with some soft words of encouragement, she opens right up to be the best friend you could ever want! She loves showing new volunteers the ropes because she is so sweet and approachable. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this doggie between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Jitter Bug (Rizzo) .
 . Jitter Bug (Rizzo) .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Vogue (Buster) .
 . Vogue (Buster) .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Boogaloo .
 . Boogaloo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
 . Abby .
 . Abby .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Small
 . Pooka .
 . Pooka .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Small
 . Mo .
 . Mo .  . Mo .  . Mo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Mo is a very gorgeous girl. She's also incredibly sweet and very friendly. Mo is so happy to see people, she will rub back and forth across her cage until you pet her! Mo is not a fan of other kitties, so so will need to be adopted to a home where she can be the queen bee. 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, Female, Small
 . Sweetie Pie .
 . Sweetie Pie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Large
 . Teddy .
 . Teddy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Chee .
 . Chee .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Liesel .
 . Liesel .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Erica (America) .
 . Erica (America) .  . Erica (America) .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Erica is a very sweet cat. Her personality is just so soft and sweet. She is very content to lay still and purr while you pet her. She has a calm and peaceful manner that will set you at ease and put a smile on your face.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
 . Jasmine .
 . Jasmine .
  • Domestic Long Hair, Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jasmine is so beautiful! She doesn't let her good looks go to her head though. Jasmine is a sweet kitty who can be a bit shy at times. She loves to be petted and she has a lovely purr.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
 . Kit .
 . Kit .  . Kit .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kit truly believes that all the problems in the world could be solved with a good chin scratch. In fact, when you scratch Kit's chin, she will pretty much lose her mind. Kit is a very sweet and gentle cat who loves to spend her time napping. She would love to live in a calm and quiet home where she could receive endless chin scratches.Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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
 . Cinderella .
 . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Cinderella is the the belle of the ball. She is a little shy, but what she lacks in courage she makes up for with her sweet ways. Cinderella loves to have her head gently stroked while she relaxes in her cardboard box. She will reward you with a soft purr that will melt your heart. Cinderella would do best in a quiet home where she can live a peaceful life. Interested in learning more? The best thing to do is visit this kitty between 11am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday (excluding Wednesday) or between 11am and 3:30pm 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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