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.


Upcoming Events, dates & times to be announced closer to the events.


July 1, 2021 Update:

While our shelter is not currently open to casual public visits, we remain at your service for low cost clinic, surrender and adoption needs. Our staff is on location daily caring for the animals as well as directing animal intake and counseling adoptions. We are committed to continuing to support our community in every way possible, just as you have all supported our work. As we are still in uncertain times with COVID-19, we are still operating by appointment only.

Our clinic will continue to do curbside vaccines, nail trims, FELV/FIV tests, Bravecto/Nexgard exams, and more on Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10am-12pm and 130pm-2:30pm. Spay and Neuter surgeries are now being scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday with an 8am drop off time- we are booking about 6-8 weeks out. Limited space is available, please call (805) 688-8224 to schedule.

Starting June 1, we have now allowed volunteers to come to our facility by appointment for dog walking and cat socialization. Please apply on our website under "Help us" tab or call (805) 688-8224 to talk to our volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are also scheduled so we can minimize the amount of people inside of our facility at one time.

Are you interested in adopting? Please visit our available animals page and complete an online application via the link at the top of the page. Animals are on a first come basis with approved application for that animal. Dog meet and greets take place outdoors and cat meet and greets are done in out outdoor catio. Thank you for your support and understanding.



Date and times to be announced soon!

August - Burger Night at Pheasants Feast in Solvang

October-  Pet costume pizza party at Flatbread in Los Alamos!  You want want to miss this!

               -A small fundraising dinner instead of our 2021 Spaghetti dinner. We will keep everyone posted on this event.

November - Stay tuned for Pies for your Thanksgiving plans!

December - Holiday Celebration -  Our first and not to be last holiday celebration will include food, games, purchase your holiday wreaths - photos with your dog and Santa or a Mensch and more surprises!   Fun for all ages!



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.

dog with glass of wine Spaghetti on dog head
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