About Our Shelter...
Our Mission: To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara County operates three shelters in the County: Goleta/Santa Barbara, Lompoc & Santa Maria.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 9 am until 4:45 pm and Saturdays 10 am until 4:00 pm.
Click here for our no-obligation application if you are adopting from out of town: no-obligation adoption interest survey
Once completed, you may fax to 805-681-5283. Volunteer Adoption Counselors are standing by to help you find the best match for you. Leave a message for them at 805-681-4369.
Our Adoption Process...
When you go to the shelter, take a tour of the kennels, ask staff or volunteers for assistance, and make note of the dog’s name and kennel number. The shelters do their best to have a posting of photos of dogs in foster and dogs temporarily away from the shelter.
You may visit our shelter at 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. or Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our volunteer adoption counselors or staff will be happy to show you any available dog for your consideration.
We also welcome out of town or out of state adoptions. Feel free to call 805-681-4369 or fax your completed adoption interest questionnaire to 805-681-5283 and a volunteer adoption counselor will get back to you within 48 hours.
A dog adoption from the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter is $110 and includes a spay/neuter certificate, current vaccinations, rabies, health records, transition food, loaner items, goody bag, and a coupon for 4 free dog behavior training sessions which is funded by donations to K-9 PALS for the promotion of life-long homes for dogs. An additional small fee is charged if micro-chipping is requested. Dog license fees for your city or county are additional.
We are committed to being a resource for you for the life of your pet. You may contact our knowledgeable volunteers at any time with questions or reference needs for behavior modification, etc. We want your adoption to be "Fur-Ever."