My name is Perla!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Santa Maria, California - Perla
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Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Maria

Facts about Perla

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: A405051
My name is PERLA - A405051. I am a Grey or;blue Chihuahua. I am 6 years old and am searching for a new home with someone quiet and patient. Perla was an owner surrender, not her fault, stuff just happens. She is very scared and we are working with her to build her confidence in us and help her become adoptable. Perla has been at the shelter since September 30th. Update: Dec.10th: Perla is liking her people friends at the shelter, but not so much other dogs. We know she lived with other dogs before, so she should be okay with them. She still needs lots of confidence building and patience.

1-6-2017: Perla has moved into a foster home to help continue to grow and work toward her goal of a forever home.

This sweetheart has come such a long way since she has been at the shelter. For the past 3 months, staff and volunteers have worked with Perla to help her gain confidence and to trust people. She has won over the hearts of everyone who meets her and is a favorite of all. Now in foster care, she will blossom even further. She is gentle, mellow, quiet and a charmer. Not only is she adorable, but she has a wonderful demeanor. Boy does she love treats so that is the way to her heart. Perla is 6 years old. Ask the shelter about meeting her. You won’t be sorry.

About Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Maria

About Our Shelter...

Volunteers needed now. Are you an animal lover, do you have a couple of hours each week 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.

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 if 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!"

Donate to Our Shelter...

The shelter is always in need of leashes, harnesses, collars, blankets, towels, dog and cat treats/toys, creamy peanut butter, and litter boxes. For cash donations go to

Come Meet Our Pets...

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
Santa Maria Animal Center
548 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, Ca. 93455

Adoption hours M-F 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10am to 3:30pm, closed Sundays and holidays

Our Adoption Process...

Potential adopters must fill out an application/survey 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.

If you would like additional info or have questions regarding a particular animal, please call 805-934-6119 and a staff member will assist you. You can also email and a volunteer can assist you.