POTW Betsy


AGE: 5 year 4 months

BREED: Chihuahua; White/tan

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 7.5 pounds

Are you ready for a whole bunch of awesome in a small package?! Do you want a dog that loves playtime and cuddle sessions equally and with enthusiasm? BETSY is your dream girl! She has so much fun with toys, people, and other dogs! Betsy loves making new friends and she even brings out her favorite toys to share! She simply loves everything and is always happy and ready for a good time! She is able to brighten anyone's day! We can't properly describe just how great Betsy is, so come down and meet this little charmer today! Betsy is waiting for you at SMVHS.


POTW Dublin


AGE: 6 year 1 month


SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 14.7 pounds

Wow, wow, wow!! Are you looking for the most awesome black cat ever? Look no further than our newest resident, Dublin! Shiny and sleek, with penetrating green eyes, this charming chap is 6 years old and is a very huggable 14.7 pounds. And huggable is an understatement! Dublin is the kind of guy who plops down and wants belly rubs or pretty much any other attention he can get. He is such a love! Please hurry down and meet this wonderful boy! He's ready for some lovin', are you? Be ready to fall in love when you meet him, he will put his spell on you! He is waiting for you!




AGE: 4 year 9 months

BREED: Chihuahua; Brown/tan

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 11.6 pounds 


POTW MrRomeo


AGE: 4 year 9 months

BREED: Chihuahua; Tan

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 13.5 pounds

LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT PAIR? Well, let us tell you — MR. BITS and MR. ROMEO will complete your family entirely! These two litter mates are highly bonded, and we want to see them get adopted into a home together. These 5 years young Chihuahuas are not only cheerfully frisky with each other and perfect lap dogs – but also love to play with toys and the ball! These two little nuggets are good with other little dogs (Mr. Bits sometimes likes to assert his "manliness") and would love daily struts around your neighborhood. And hey, take it from us, adding two little ones to your life is JUST as simple as having just one…..especially with MR. BITS and MR. ROMEO! They so deserve the life of luxury, and a home with a dedicated new mommy or daddy (or kids!) — or maybe even cats! So, the question is — CAN you? WILL you???
MR. BITS and MR. ROMEO are cold here at night, and tired of shelter life. PLEASE open your heart (and home) to this delicious pair! They are here waiting for the life they have always deserved, and they are especially waiting for you to complete THEIR family!

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!


Find the Perfect Pet
adoptable pets in your area
All For Animals
Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA65.htmlNorth County Humane Society
http://www.slonchs.org/San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
http://www.slosheriff.org/animals_in_shelter.phpWoods Humane Society
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelterpages/69598.htmlCentral Coast Lab Rescue
Central Coast Northern Dog Rescue

Central Coast SPCA

Dog Rescue Network

Feline Network of the Central Coast

Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART)

Second Chance at Love Humane Society

Short N' Sweet Dog Rescue

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.