Dog Licenses   

By law, all dogs four months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed annually. You can purchase a dog license at either Santa Barbara Humane Society location if you have a current rabies certificate, proof of spay or neuter, and reside in unincorporated Santa Barbara County, Goleta, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Lompoc, or Santa Maria.

Licenses can be valid for one to three years, depending on the vaccine.

City of Santa Barbara residents can purchase a license at Santa Barbara City Hall or by visiting

Click here to schedule a rabies vaccination or spay/neuter at one of our clinics.

A one-year license, regularly $25.00, is just $14.00 when you adopt a dog from the Santa Barbara Humane Society.

We support Santa Barbara County Animal Services Dog Licensing because:

  • Dog License revenue supports Santa Barbara County Animal Services’ 24-hour a day emergency animal rescue efforts.
  • Found pets wearing license tags can be quickly reunited with their owners, oftentimes  without being impounded at a shelter.
  • Rabies continues to be a deadly virus and a Dog License is proof that your dog is vaccinated. If your dog comes into contact with a wild animal, a current rabies vaccination may allow him/her to be quarantined at home instead of a shelter.