AGE: 8 years 1 month

BREED: Miniature Pinscher; Mahogany/Tan

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 17.1 pounds

About as sweet and social as they come, this 8 years young Miniature Pinscher has stolen just about every beating heart in this joint! PICO is the guy-next-door; ya know, the guy in school who everyone loves, is gorgeous (just look at that mahogany coat!), has a great personality, and is as smart as they come!  We don't often meet Miniature Pinscher's as amiable as PICO (note: research the breed, future adopter). We love his itty-bitty size (he may need to lose a few around the middle — daily walks will be good for everyone!), crazy cute wiggle and prance — and his unstoppable happy dance! Every human, dog, and kiddo seems to be PICO'S best friend. We have even heard through the grapevine that he doesn't mind cats! Did you say treats? PICO loves, loves, loves treats! We call him "sharky" because PICO dives in like a shark for any kind of treat! We have the idea he has lived inside a home before (where ALL dogs need to live, people!), and we would love nothing more than this well-mannered sweetie pie to get that opportunity again soon. Future adopter: have you been looking for that special guy to provide you with unwavering loyalty and a dedicated heart? PICO is here, waiting patiently for you.




AGE: 2 years

BREED: DSH, Siamese Mix

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT:  11.7 pounds

It's so easy to fall in love! Tres is one very handsome Lynx Point Siamese mix! At about 2 years old, it doesn't get better than this friendly boy! Tres is an ideal lap cat, cuddle-bug kinda guy! He's also a talker! No surprise there, being a Siamese mix, they are well-known conversationalists! Once you meet this one, you're sure to fall in love. Just look into those huge blue eyes and let him hypnotize you, you won't regret it!


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
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All For Animals
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http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA65.htmlNorth County Humane Society
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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.