Support Pet Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a breeder or pet store to buy a pet when you can adopt?
Our Featured Santa Barbara, CA Partner:
Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (B.U.N.S.)
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life!
Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (B.U.N.S.) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that cares for stray and abandoned rabbits at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter. B.U.N.S. operates the rabbit area under a contract to the county and at no cost to the public. Shelter rabbits are available as pets. We generally restrict our adoptions to the Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and occasionally to the LA area of California.
1. To provide shelter and care to rabbits in need;
2. To promote the spaying and neutering of rabbits;
3. To promote the education of humane care, welfare & behavior of rabbits.
4. To provide humane care to other small animals at the shelter.
Come Meet our Pets:
We are located at the County Animal Shelter
5473 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:45
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Our Adoption Process:
Adopting families are counseled by a B.U.N.S. volunteer. We make sure that a rabbit is the right pet for you. We help you to select a rabbit that will fit into your home and life style. After adoption B.U.N.S. provides ongoing information on rabbit care. B.U.N.S. has brochures on rabbit care, companion rabbits and spay/neuter. A phone hotline provides access to a knowledgeable rabbit volunteer. Adopting families receive a newsletter with rabbit care information.
rabbits and small animals can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a rabbit and small animal for sale or finding a rabbit and small animal breeder, adopting a rabbit and small animal from
an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a rabbit and small animal to your family.
Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for
a rabbit and small animal. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or
attention your rabbit and small animal needs, and many other important things about how to
house and care for a rabbit and small animal. There are different types of rabbits and small animals
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.