Santa Barbara County Animal Services

Santa Maria Shelter

Our Pet List

Pet of the Month

Meet Harriet

At 2, Harriett is the perfect age. Past that puppy stage, but just getting started in her life. She is a wonderful girl who is anxious to please. When you go by her kennel, she will come up and wag her tail really hard because she is to happy to see you. She is sweet, easy to leash and good on walks. Harriett does well around other dogs. She is smart too. The volunteers think she might be housebroken and she knows how to sit. She loves to run and jump and is so happy when she is out in the yard. She’ll jump up next to you for affection. She is not shy about wanting love. Harriett has been at the shelter since Oct 15, 2016. HARRIET - ID#A407752.

The adoption fee is $110 plus a $13 license fee if you live in Santa Barbara County.


Open up your heart and your home to one of the many homeless and abandoned animals. The shelter is currently at capacity with many cats, dogs, and bunnies available for adoption. We are calling on the community to come visit, adopt, and support these wonderful animals. There are many dogs and cats not pictured as many come in daily. Our volunteers try to keep up with the pictures and descriptions, but it is a monumental task. Please come to the shelter to meet your new best friend!

Regular shelter adoption hours are Monday through Friday 10-4:30pm & Saturday 10-3:30pm.


The shelter currently has quite a few bunnies patiently waiting for a new home. These cute and furry creatures make great pets. If you would like to volunteer to help care for and socialize our bunnies, please contact Stacy Silva at (805) 934-6981 at The Santa Maria Animal Center.


Cute, cuddly, curious cats and kittens await you at Santa Barbara County Animal Services. Healthy, happy, hand-raised kittens have returned from foster care and are ready for their permanent home.


If you are interested in fostering, please contact Stacy Silva at (805) 934-6981. Share the joy and make a real difference in the lives of our homeless animals; become a foster parent.

Who We Are

We care for stray and homeless animals, including cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, rabbits and other animals such as chickens, guinea pigs or iguanas. We always hope the family will come to reclaim their lost pet, but is not, we work to find a loving new family for them. We ensure that dogs are current on their rabies vaccination and license. At Animal Services, our goal is to ensure that all the animals in our County have a safe place to live. We work hard to find loving homes for the many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that come into our care. Together, with community partners and concerned citizens, we are making sure that all these animals have a "Forever Home!"

Adopting a Friend

Potential adopters must fill out an application and be screened by a staff member or volunteer to ensure that the animal you have selected will be a good match in your household. Please contact the office staff at the shelter to begin the adoption process.

Volunteering and Donations

Volunteers needed now. Are you an animal lover, do you have a couple of hours each week or month to volunteer? Many opportunities available. work with dogs, cats, bunnies, office work, fostering and more. For more details on volunteering contact Stacy Silva at (805) 934-6981 at The Santa Maria Animal Center.

Come Visit Us!

From the North, drive south on Broadway and turn right on Foster Road. Take the second left, you'll see a green Santa Barbara County sign right before the turn. From the South, drive north on Broadway / Highway 135 and turn left at Foster Road. Continue with above directions.
Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter
548 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria CA 93455
Phone: (805) 934-6119

Email for adoption inquiries only. Any inquiries regarding lost/found animals,etc. should be directed to the shelter at (805)934-6119.

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