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Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter

Our Mission: To ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the animals and people we serve through proactive intervention, effective enforcement, collaboration, education, and the compassionate care and rehoming of sheltered animals.

Santa Barbara County operates two shelters in the County: Goleta/Santa Barbara & Santa Maria.

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5473 Overpass Road,
Goleta, CA, 93111

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Please review our adoptable animals before making an appointment to meet one of our dogs. 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 - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m with adoption hours from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our shelters are closed for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 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.

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. 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."

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https://www.countyofsb.org/1386/Adoption-Procedures

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