The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society hosts a number of events throughout the year. Here you'll find our fundraising events, which help keep the shelter operational; as well as community outreach events and news. Our tight knit and generous SYV community allows us to continually provide the services that we do, and through this page we strive to tighten the weave of our community by keeping everyone informed and engaged. Please check back often for events and information.


We are so excited to have welcomed our first ever group of Junior Vet Club members! This group of kids is so engaged and ready to learn about being a Veterinarian and how to care for animals! We are looking forward to watching this program grow! Thanks to Solvang Parks and Rec for supporting us in this endeavor. 


To learn more about this program and to sign up for a waiting list, call Solvang Parks and Rec or visit their website:


Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society in partnership with DAWG will host our 7th annual Spay-ghetti Dinner at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton on June 4, 2022. Our event will include a Yappy Hour Cocktail Hour, a spaghetti dinner entree, wine and some wonderful silent and live auction items.

This event provides critical funding for all of our animals at the Humane Society! We hope to have your support!

We have Sponsorship opportunities. To become a Sponsor or donate to the auction, please e-mail our executive director, Julie, at or e-mail your sponsorship form

Tickets on sale through Eventbrite for just $75/each as an Early Bird Special! Tickets will be increased to $85/each on May 23, 2022 to the day of the event.

We are operating by appointment only after approved application. Fill out your application on our website

Note: Due to the amount of no shows lately, starting July 1,2021, we do require a deposit when making an appointment. If you don’t give us 24 hours notice of cancellation, the deposit will be used to help the homeless animals. Thank you for your support. 🐾

Recently Past News & Events

Event: 5th Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner
5:00pm - 10:00pm
St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos

You are cordially invited to attend the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society's Largest annual event, the 5th annual "Spay-ghetti" DInner on Saturday March 2rd, 2019 at 5:00PM at St Marks Church in Los Olivos.

Tickets are $50 per person

Join us for wine tasting, a wonderful Italian dinner, Live & Silent Auctions, Music, Contests, and More! 

Proceeds benefit our No Kill Adoption Program and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Your support saves lives.

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Event: Closed for New Years
Holiday hours
Event: Canine Good Citizen Class
SYV Humane Society

Come join our AKC Canine Good Citizen class starting this Saturday at 1 o'clock. Don't know what CGC is? Here is a link that may answer any questions. We hope to see you and your furry friends there!

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Event: Closed on President's Day

The Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society will be closed on President's Day.

Event: Happy Holidays!

The SYV Humane Society will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Merry Christmas!

dog with Santa hat