AGE:  5 years 1 month
BREED:  Chihuahua Mix Brown/Tan
SEX:  Male
WEIGHT:  11.6 pounds
Take a look at this sweet little stunner!  MR.BITS is a little sad his buddy Mr.Romeo got his home before he did, but we are sure that he won't be here for much longer.  Always so happy to see a friendly face, MR.BITS just wants to eat all the tasty treats and love on his new family. MR. BITS is a friendly little chap, loves lap time, and chasing his toys or a ball around. Come on down and become MR.BITS’ new forever friend! You never know when you’ll fall in love!


Vivid POTW


AGE:  11 years, 2 months
BREED:  DSH White & Black
SEX:  Female
WEIGHT:  12.1 pounds
Meet VIVID! And Vivid she is with her beautiful white coat with black markings. She also has the most gorgeous eyes, so stunning to look into. Look closely, before you get hypnotized, and notice the colors are different, one eye has a beautiful coppery ring. In the “extra” department, you will be sure to notice her extra large paws complete with extra toes! They remind us of oven mitts! But beauty isn't everything, a winning purrsonality helps most, and she has that too! VIVID is one friendly girl. She loves attention and will come up to greet you. She is eleven years young and ready to start her new life with a loving single or family of her own. Won't you come in and meet her? You never know when you’ll fall in love!

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.