We have three Community Animal Shelters
serving all of Santa Barbara County


Santa Barbara Animal Shelter

Full service to the City of Goleta and the South County (excluding the City of Carpinteria)
Sheltering service to the City of Santa Barbara


5473 Overpass Road
Goleta, CA 93111
Phone: (805) 681-5285
Shelter Supervisor: Donald Stephens

Office: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.;
           (closed 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.);  
           Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adoptions: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.;
                  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SB Shelter

To get there...

From Highway 101, exit at Patterson Avenue and turn toward the ocean. At the first signal, turn right on Overpass Road. Follow the road past the Santa Barbara Humane Society (go past the big yellow house) to the next facility, which is Santa Barbara County Animal Services... you will see us on the right hand side. From Hollister Ave. turn onto Sumida Gardens Ln.  We are on the left side of the street about 1/4 mile from Hollister.


Lompoc Animal Shelter

Full service to the Cities of Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley

All services available, please call for information and appointments.
(805) 737-7755

Lompoc Shelter

To get there...

From Highway 1 turn left onto Ocean Street, turn right on H Street. Follow H street for a couple of miles. Turn left on Central Avenue. Follow Central Avenue to the intersection of Central and "V" Street. The shelter is just past V Street on the right.

From Highway 246 coming toward Lompoc, turn right on La Purisima and go past the Mission. When you reach the signal at H Street, turn left. Turn right at the signal for Central Avenue. Follow Central Avenue to the intersection of Central and "V" Street. The shelter is just past V Street on the right.


Santa Maria Animal Center

Full service to the Cities of Santa Maria and Guadalupe and the North County.

548 W. Foster Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (805) 934-6119
Shelter Supervisor: J. Bixby

Office: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.;
          Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adoptions: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
                  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SM Shelter

To get there...

From Highway 101, take the Clark Avenue exit toward Orcutt.  Continue on Clark Avenue to the Hwy 135 (Broadway) exit toward Santa Maria. 

From the Hwy 135 turn left on to West Foster Road. The second left turn will take you to the Animal Center at 548 W. Foster Rd.



County of Santa Barbara – Legal Holidays

January 1st ** New Year's Day Closed
Third Monday in January Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closed
February 12th ** Lincoln's Birthday Open
Third Monday in February Washington-Lincoln Day Closed
March 31st ** Cesar Chavez Day Open
Last Monday in May Memorial Day Closed
July 4th ** Independence Day Closed
First Monday in September Labor Day Closed
September 9th ** Admission Day Open
Second Monday in September Columbus Day Open
November 11th ** Veterans Day Closed
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day Closed
Fourth Friday in November Thanksgiving Day, Friday Closed
December 25th ** Holiday Closure Closed

Legal Holidays are established by Sec 6700 et seq GC and RES 88-451 CoC (Memorandum of Understanding)

**If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is a holiday

**If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday