Cha Cha POTW


AGE: 8 years 4 months

BREED: Chihuahua; Black & Beige

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 9.1 pounds

Looking for a super sweet dog? Cha Cha does the most adorable happy dance when she sees you! This little lady loves people of all ages from babies to seniors. You can't say that about many dogs! This sweetheart also gets along with other dogs. Seriously, can she be any more perfect? She will be a great addition to any household. Cha Cha is not your stereotypical yappy Chihuahua. She is a magnificent mixture of playful and cuddly companion. Many people unfairly overlook 8 year old dogs like Cha Cha, but folks, that is still young for a Chihuahua! The average lifespan of a Chihuahua is about 17 years, and this girl still has many years of dancing left in her petite paws! If you are looking for a new best friend and dancing buddy, please come and meet Cha Cha. Cha Cha is an 8 year old Chihuahua mix who is waiting and hoping for her forever home.


Tipper POTW


AGE: 3 months

BREED: DSH Tuxedo; Black & White

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT:  2.1 pounds

Meet Tipper! Playful as the kitten she is, Tipper is ready for her new family! Born at SMVHS in April, she is the last of her litter and it still looking to find her furever home. Could that home be yours? Cute as a button and still tiny at just over 2 pounds, this adorable girl is full of kitten energy! Ready to play, chase and pounce, come in and visit her! Maybe you will fall in love with her and give her a loving home. How about it? Are you ready for a sweet kitten in your life?

All animals are health checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Check out our website at www.smvhs.org and visit us at 1687 W. Stowell Rd in Santa Maria. SMVHS is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10 to 4pm Saturdays. Call us at 805-349-3435.




These animals are available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Services






548 West Foster Road in Santa Maria – call 934-6119 for more details 

Come see all of the animals at the shelter!


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Lost & Found

tips on finding your lost pet…  

· Be persistent!! Often times, well meaning people will keep a lost pet at their house for an extended period before turning the dog or cat into the animal shelter

 · Come to the animal shelter. Only you can positively identify your pet. As much as we would like to help you, we cannot identify your animal over the phone.


















































































































































Check the shelter at least every 72 hours. Unlicensed, stray dogs and cats are only required to be held for five days before they can be adopted or euthanized.

· Make up fliers with your pet’s description (include a picture if possible). List sex, color, tags, collars or distinguishing characteristics, the area lost, and your information for someone to contact you. Post the notices on supermarket bulletin boards, Animal Service’s Lost and Found Board, with other humane organizations, schools, and nearby neighbors.





















































































































































































 · If you have recently moved, leave notices with neighbors in both your old and new neighborhoods, and check with agencies in that area.
 · If you have lost a purebred dog, check with the ARF volunteers for current Breed Rescue Clubs.
 · Make sure that all current and correct information is on file for your dog’s license and rabies tags. If your animal has been micro chipped, make sure the company has your current information.
· Check your neighborhood frequently on foot. Be sure to check at night. If your pet is in an area it is not familiar with, it will only come out when it is quiet.