• Pawsitive News Helpful Resources for Pet Owners (July 2022)

    Good News
    Community Support made all the difference for Joaquin, a three-year-old cat who had been hit by a car. A Good Samaritan brought him to a Buellton veterinarian, and once he was stabilized, he was transferred to a local partner. Through our robust partnership, Santa Barbara Humane was able to take in Joaquin to provide the care he needed. Joaquin had significant bruising, road rash, a tongue laceration, a small forearm fracture, and a broken canine tooth. The Santa Barbara Humane medical team provided him with pain medications and removed the painful tooth. When a local family came into the shelter and adopted a kitten named Sriracha, they also fell in love with Joaquin, who needed another day to heal from his injuries. The very next day, they returned to add Joaquin as the newest member of their loving family. 

    Shy Dog Classes
    Is your dog timid, cautious, or fearful? Santa Barbara humane can help! We offer a four-week course for shy dogs that will provide you with tools to build your dog's confidence while easing their anxiety. Certified trainers will teach you hot to help your dog feel more comfortable using reward-based humane positive reinforcement training methods. Support should never seem out of reach, so financial assistance is available. Visit sbhumane.org/training to learn more and sign up!

    Hi! My name is Bingo and I'm a six-year-old male Boxer who is eager for a home. I'm a ton of fun to be around. In fact, when I get excited to see you, my whole body starts to wiggle with joy! I think I'm pretty smart, too. I'm housetrained and crate-trained, and I know a couple of commands. Because I love all the attention on me, the shelter team tells me I would do best as the only dog in a home without any kitty siblings. Will you email adopt@sbhumane.org to make an appointment to meet me?

    Here For You
    Santa Barbara Humane offers high-quality, affordable medical care, dog training, and adoption through its two campuses in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. All services are by appointment only from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Limited financial assistance is available. 

    Make an appointment at www.sbhumane.org or call 805-964-4777 to reach either campus.