Main Content

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & D.A.W.G

111 Commerce Dr.
P.O. Box 335
Buellton, CA 93427

Our Mission

The Mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in partnership with Dog Adoption & Welfare Group, Inc. is to serve our community by providing and promoting humane, compassionate, and conscientious care of companion animals and preventing their overpopulation, and to further the prevention of cruelty to animals and the enforcement of the laws of the State of California pertaining to the prevention of cruelty to animals.

The Vision of SYVHS & DAWG is to be the companion animal resource in the Santa Ynez Valley by:

providing people with the information and resources they need to raise happy, healthy, safe and socialized companion animals,
providing our community with information and resources to successfully control the population of and improve the lives of feral and domestic animals, 
and providing companion animals with the chance for a brighter future.

Adoption Policy

Our goal is to find a good match for both the animal and the adopter. In order to help you find the most appropriate pet for your household, we ask you to complete a short survey about your home and lifestyle. We also request that as many members of your family meet the animal as possible. It's important that your new animal is compatible with all the people and animals in your house and we do our best to determine the adoptable animal's ability to adjust to your lifestyle. We evaluate each adoption on a case-by-case basis and may ask prospective adopters to visit us several times to meet with the dog or cat prior to completing the adoption.  Please visit our shelter to find out more about adopting one of our homeless cats or dogs.

Animal Shelter and Clinic 

111 Commerce Drive in Buellton 

Phone: (805) 688-8224 

Fax: (805) 693-9804 


Shelter Hours : Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Sunday CLOSED.

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets