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.



Thanks So Much For Supporting the Work of Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG!

Shop our Amazon Wish List and have your donation shipped straight to us. If you have questions about items that do not appear on the list please give us a call at 805-688-8224.

Animal Care Supplies

  • Towels/Blankets- no zippers or electric blankets
  • Cat Toys - especially wands
  • Dog Treats- MADE IN USA (no antlers, bully sticks, or rawhides)
  • Dog Toys - especially durable chew toys
    • Nylabones
    • Kongs, all sizes
    • Buster cubes
    • Jolly balls
    • Squeaky toys (no plastic eyeballs)
  • Colorful Dog Martingale Collars - all sizes
  • Colorful Breakaway Cat Collars
  • Slip Leads for dogs
  • New or gently used leashes
  • Cardboard cat scratchers
  • Pill Pocket
  • X-Pens

Animal Care Food

  • Peanut butter (without xilitol)
  • Chicken Broth- low sodium
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Meat Baby Food- chicken or beef
  • Dog and Cat Food in ORIGINAL CONTAINER for Care 4 Paws Food Drive (Please note - dog and cat food collected at the SYV Humane Society & DAWG is not used to feed our shelter animals.  It is used to provide food to low income families in the Santa Barbara County who need assistance feeding their pets.)

Clinic Supplies

  • New or Gently Used Bath Towels
  • Used hard-sided carriers
  • New or Gently Used Hand Towels & Washcloths
  • New or Gently Used Sm Fleece Blankets
  • New or Gently Used Receiving Blankets
  • New Socks - baby & kids
  • Sandwich-size Zip Lock Bags

Office Supplies

  • Postage Stamps
  • White Copy Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • 33 Gallon Trash Bags
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags 
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • White Copy Paper

We Cannot Accept

  • Carpeted cat trees
  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Electric Blankets
  • Battery Powered Toys
  • Toilet Seat Covers
  • Stuffed animals with plastic eyeballs
  • Igloos and outside dog houses
  • Covered cat litter boxes
  • Clothing Items such as snuggies
  • Bully Sticks
  • Rawhides
  • Antlers

Don't Need Right Now

  • Pillow Cases
  • Pee Pads

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!

training akc training
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