News & Events

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society hosts a number of events throughout the year. Here you’ll find our fundraising events, which help keep the shelter operational; as well as community outreach events and news. Our tight knit and generous SYV community allows us to continually provide the services that we do, and through this page we strive to tighten the weave of our community by keeping everyone informed and engaged. Please check back often for events and information.

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society Names New Executive Director

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG (SYVHS/DAWG) has appointed Dr. Shana Schank, DVM, as its new executive director.

SYVHS/DAWG serves the community by providing and promoting humane, compassionate, and conscientious care of companion animals. The organization’s mission also includes preventing the overpopulation of animals and furthering the prevention of cruelty to animals, in accordance with the laws of the state of California.

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In-Kind Donations

Thanks So Much For Supporting the Work of Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG! Shop our Amazon Wish List and have your donation shipped straight to

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Adopt a pet!

We are operating by appointment only after approved application. Fill out your application on our website Note: Due to the amount of no shows lately,

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