About Us

Adopting A Friend

Our goal is to find a good match for both the animal and the adopter. In order to help you find the most appropriate pet for your household, we ask you to complete a short survey about your home and lifestyle. We also request that as many members of your family meet the animal as possible. It's important that your new animal is compatible with all the people and animals in your house and we do our best to determine the adoptable animal's ability to adjust to your lifestyle. We evaluate each adoption on a case-by-case basis and may ask prospective adopters to visit us several times to meet with the dog or cat prior to completing the adoption.  Please visit our shelter to find out more about adopting one of our homeless cats or dogs.

Who We Are

The Mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, Inc. is to serve our community by providing and promoting humane, compassionate, and conscientious care of companion animals and preventing their overpopulation, and to further the prevention of cruelty to animals and the enforcement of the laws of the State of California pertaining to the prevention of cruelty to animals.

The Vision of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is to be the companion animal resource in the Santa Ynez Valley by:

  • providing people with the information and resources they need to raise happy, healthy, safe and socialized companion animals,
  • providing our community with information and resources to successfully control the population of and improve the lives of feral and domestic animals, 
  • and providing companion animals with the chance for a brighter future.


Come Visit Us

Animal Shelter and Clinic 

111 Commerce Drive in Buellton 

Phone: (805) 688-8224 

Fax: (805) 693-9804 

Email: info@syvhumane.org

Shelter Hours : Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Sunday CLOSED.

Clinic Hours: Low-fee spay/neuter and vaccinations by appointment. Call 688-8224.

Driving Directions : From Hwy 101 (north or south), take the Highway 246 exit in Buellton. Head east (toward Solvang), then turn left at McMurray Road (Taco Bell is on the corner). Proceed approximately 1 mile on McMurray Rd. (past the Firestone-Walker Brewery) and turn right on Commerce Drive. The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is located near the end of Commerce Drive on the lefthand side of the road.

Contact Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society


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