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Pawsitive News: Helpful Resources for Pet Owners (January 2023)

Pawsitive News
Helpful Resources for Pet Owners (January 2023)

Good News

When three-month-old kitten Reo and his siblings arrived at the shelter, two things were immediately apparent. First, Reo and his sister Stevie were inseparable. Secondly, Reo looked a little asymmetrical. His medical exam revealed a severe hernia that required surgery. As the medical team prepared for the intense procedure, an adopter fell in love with both Reo and Stevie. She brought Stevie home and awaited Reo’s recovery. His surgery was a success! His organs were saved, and his abdominal wall was repaired. Now, thanks to supporters like you, Reo and Stevie have been reunited in their new home.

My name is Dwayne. I'm a six-year-old Doberman/Shepherd mix who is eager for a new home! I am named after the famous Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, and when you see my impressive muscles, you’ll understand why!
There are a few promises I can make before you even meet me in person.

  1. Yes, I really am this cute in person. I'm a bi-eyed beauty; I have one blue eye and one brown eye!
  2. Life will NEVER be boring with me around. I have a fun personality that will bring you laughter and joy.
  3. If you adopt me, I'll be a devoted best friend.
I have a heart of gold and a physique of steel, and I promise I won’t let you down. Email to meet me!

Human Dog Training
A new year often means a fresh start to establish new habits – not only for people, but for pets too! Whether your 2023 goal is to improve your communication with your dog or to teach them new skills, Santa Barbara Humane can help. Certified trainers offer classes year-round that focus on reactivity, shyness, tricks, basic manners, and puppy socialization. Visit to learn more. To inquire about donor-supported financial assistance, please email or call 805-964-4777 ext. 226.

Here for You
Santa Barbara Humane offers high-quality, affordable medical care, dog training, and adoption through its two campuses in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. Most services are by appointment only from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.
Make an appointment at or call 805-964-4777 to reach either campus.


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