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 Meet Our Pets...
We are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Our Adoption Process...
Our goal is to find a good match for both the pet 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 pet as possible. It's important that your new pet is compatible with all the people and pets in your house and we do our best to determine the adoptable pet's ability to adjust to your lifestyle. We evaluate each adoption on a case-by-case basis and may ask you to visit us several times to meet with the dog or cat prior to completing the adoption.The fees range from $75 to $100 depending on the pet you adopt.
Humane America Animal Foundation, dba Adopt-a-Pet.com, is a non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity. Our mission (and passion) is to help
get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. Let us know what you think! Suggestion & Comment Box
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.