Romeo POTW


AGE: 3 years 4 mo

BREED: Chihuahua  

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 9.9 pounds

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Similar to his namesake, ROMEO is a loving, loyal, and soul-mate kinda guy. He is a little tough on the outside, but we promise once you meet him he melts and becomes all gooey-sensitive, you know, like Romeo! He is the perfect age to adopt: a 3 year old Chihuahua blend who is ready to strut his stuff (on a leash, of course!) with his new soul-mate. ROMEO knows his numero uno priority is to be your one and only, so he can be a wee bit machismo with other small dogs, but he does pretty well overall with our other dogs in the play yard. ROMEO'S all passion, and we sure think it makes this hunk a really likeable fella. Trust us, his only interest is LOVE. So, the question is…..are you ready for the ultimate love affair?




AGE: 1 year 8 months

BREED: DSH Brown Tabby

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 8.5 pounds

Meet Sparkles! This curious, but shy girl is ready to find herself a forever home! She has been in our shelter for just over a year! That’s most of her life! Sparkles was originally found as a 2 month old kitten in a vehicle engine! Don’t you think it’s time to change her life from shelter living to a real forever home? Sparkles will be sure to capture your eye with her unique orange and white markings; she really does sparkle! Please come in and spend some time with this lovely feline, you might just fall in love with her!


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!


Find the Perfect Pet
adoptable pets in your area
All For Animals
Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/CA65.htmlNorth County Humane Society
http://www.slonchs.org/San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
http://www.slosheriff.org/animals_in_shelter.phpWoods Humane Society
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelterpages/69598.htmlCentral Coast Lab Rescue
Central Coast Northern Dog Rescue

Central Coast SPCA

Dog Rescue Network

Feline Network of the Central Coast

Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART)

Second Chance at Love Humane Society

Short N' Sweet Dog Rescue

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.