Project PetSafe


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Many dog owners do not realize that state and local laws require all dogs over 4 months of age to be licensed and wearing a current animal license tag.

Dog owners and cat owners are encouraged to microchip their animals.

Key Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

  • It is a permanent method of pet identification
  • Best chance after an animal license of your pet returning to you if lost
  • Quick and painless procedure, similar to vaccination
  • Lasts for the lifetime of your pet

Where Can I Get My Animals Microchipped?

Santa Barbara County has a large number of full service veterinary hospitals providing care to dogs and cats in our community. Please ask your veterinarian about microchipping services.

Download list of Veterinary Hospitals in Santa Barbara County

Where Can I Find Out about Low Cost Microchipping?

Santa Barbara Humane Society
5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 964-4777 x20
Call for appointment

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
1687 W. Stowell, Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 349-3435

Wellness Clinic Hours:
Wednesday & Saturday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Call for appointment

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
111 Commerce Drive, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-8224
Call for appointment

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
Santa Maria Animal Center
548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA  93455
(805) 934-6968
Every Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
No appointment needed

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
Goleta Shelter
5473 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93111
(805) 681-5285

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
Lompoc Shelter
1501 W. Central, Lompoc, CA  93436
(805) 737-7755