Cora –

AGE:  6 years 1 month

BREED: Lab/Border Collie mix

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 51 lbs


Have you ever felt that instant connection with someone? We have. Meet CORA, who will surely instantly melt your heart and calm your senses. This dog is something special, friends. One look into her eyes and you will immediately see and feel what we all have: CORA is THAT dog…the dog you never forget, the dog who feels more human than, well, dog. We swear CORA looks into our souls whenever she looks into our eyes. We don't meet this special kind of kindred spirit often, so whoever is lucky enough to take CORA home has all of us staffers a wee bit jealous. A Border Collie/Labrador/who-really-knows-what blend, CORA will require daily exercise and for sure, mental stimulation. Know a farmer who treats his/her dogs like family? A hiker/biker who is looking for a buddy to run the trails with? CORA deserves a very special someone. CORA is the perfect age to adopt: not too young and mischievous, yet she has plenty of years ahead of her. Adaptable, philosophical, CORA is ready for that life she has so richly deserved. Are you that special someone? Looking for the ultimate life partner? You just found her.

 Henry POTW

Henry -

AGE: 11 months

BREED:  Domestic Shorthair mix

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 8.8 lbs


Meet Henry, an absolutely fantastic, friendly feline! This youngster is a real stunner with his beautiful grey coat and white socks. He's a year old and a sweetheart. His coppery eyes are a bit crossed, but that just adds to his unique charm. Henry is a cuddly boy who doesn't mind being held; we think he'd make a great lap cat. When he's not just hanging around on the tree, he's exploring or watching out the window, maybe waiting for you? Please come in and meet this fabulous boy!

All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Check out our website at www.smvhs.org and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Rd in Santa Maria. SMVHS is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10 to 4pm Saturdays. Call us at 805-349-3435.





These animals are available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Services

548 West Foster Road in Santa Maria – call 934-6119 for more details 

Come see all of the animals at the shelter!


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Lost & Found

tips on finding your lost pet…  

· Be persistent!! Often times, well meaning people will keep a lost pet at their house for an extended period before turning the dog or cat into the animal shelter

 · Come to the animal shelter. Only you can positively identify your pet. As much as we would like to help you, we cannot identify your animal over the phone.






























































Check the shelter at least every 72 hours. Unlicensed, stray dogs and cats are only required to be held for five days before they can be adopted or euthanized.

· Make up fliers with your pet’s description (include a picture if possible). List sex, color, tags, collars or distinguishing characteristics, the area lost, and your information for someone to contact you. Post the notices on supermarket bulletin boards, Animal Service’s Lost and Found Board, with other humane organizations, schools, and nearby neighbors.












































































 · If you have recently moved, leave notices with neighbors in both your old and new neighborhoods, and check with agencies in that area.
 · If you have lost a purebred dog, check with the ARF volunteers for current Breed Rescue Clubs.
 · Make sure that all current and correct information is on file for your dog’s license and rabies tags. If your animal has been micro chipped, make sure the company has your current information.
· Check your neighborhood frequently on foot. Be sure to check at night. If your pet is in an area it is not familiar with, it will only come out when it is quiet.