POTW Wendy 009


AGE:  5 years 7 months

BREED: Pitbull mix

SEX:  Female

WEIGHT: 54 lbs


Like Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and his song "Wendy," we too are wondering what went wrong and why this gal can't get adopted? Okay, well — she has a bad habit…we will admit it. WENDY likes to bark at her kennel door whenever someone walks by. Uh yeah, WENDY, potential adopters don't always like that. What these potential adopters DON'T know is that WENDY is actually a COMPLETELY different dog outside of her kennel. Talk about not judging a book by its cover! WENDY epitomizes this sentiment, friends! She has completed our trainer/behaviorist Seth Hutson's obedience class (with flying colors!), gets along with other dogs, walks well on a leash, knows basic commands, and is super-duper smart! PLEASE HELP, WENDY! She needs a strong pack leader, daily exercise (both physical and mental stimulation, please!) and she is at that perfect adopting age at 5 years young. WENDY also loves kiddos! Come on down and meet this lovely lass — you won't regret adding WENDY into your life. Help WENDY's life go oh-so-right, friends!



AGE: 9 years 2 months

BREED:  Domestic Shorthair

SEX:  Male

WEIGHT: 9.7 lbs


We just love Misha, Mr Personality himself! What we don’t understand is why this poor guy has been here for 494 days! That is such a long time for this awesome cat to call our shelter his home. He would rather have a home of his own and we’re sure you’d want that for him too!

This fantastic orange kitty is a love and he is especially good at head-butts. This dapper dude also loves to play with water out of the faucet and his bowl, and he has an affinity for eating small pieces of fruit! Yes, you read that correctly! This guy is a foodie! Please give Misha a chance for happiness with a home of his own! Come down and meet him, he’s been waiting such a long time!

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.