Lost & Found

Losing a pet can be a frightening and frustrating experience. Many of the traditional recommendations on finding lost pets do not take into consideration the unique situations and personality of the pet. In Santa Barbara County, all stray animals are housed at the county animal services. We strongly recommend file a lost report at Santa Barbara County Animal Services and visiting their website to view photos of stray animals that have been impounded and 

  • Let your neighbors know your pet is missing by walking your neighborhood. 
  • Put up lost pet signs throughout your neighborhood
  • Post a lost ad on Craigslist under the Community section.
  • Post on Nextdoor so that those closest in proximity to you know your pet is missing.
  • If your pet is microchipped, go online or call the microchip company and ensure your contact information is up to date.
  • Post on any of these Facebook pages:

You’ve found a pet. Thank you for caring enough about the animal’s well-being to come to this page for assistance! 

  • First, check to see if the pet has a ID tag or a County License Tag. Try calling the Owner.
  • If you can, take the pet to a veterinarian or a shelter listed below to scan for a microchip.
  • If you are unable to reunite the pet with it’s owner, bring the animal to one of Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelters within 24 hours of finding the animal.
  • If you can’t transport the animal, give us a call and we will help you out!

Lost and Found Pet Recommendations

Santa Barbara County Animal Services – Santa Maria Shelter 
548 W. Foster Road 
Santa Maria, CA 93455 
(805) 934-6119

Santa Barbara County Animal Services – Santa Barbara Shelter 
5473 Overpass Road 
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 
(805) 681-5285

Santa Barbara Humane
(805) 964-4777
South Campus:
5399 Overpass Road 
Santa Barbara, CA 93111 

North Campus:
1687 West Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93458

ASAP Cats- Animal Shelter Assistance Program
5473 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 683-3368

VIVA-Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals 
133 North D St 
Lompoc, CA 93436 
(805) 735-6741

Woods Humane Society 
875 Oklahoma Avenue 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 
(805) 543-9316

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services 
885 Oklahoma Avenue 
San Luis Obispo, CA 
(805) 781-4407

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