Santa Barbara Humane has received four Husky puppies at the Santa Maria campus who need immediate foster.

“The puppies are recovering from parvo, a potentially deadly virus, that is being treated successfully,” said Dori Villalon, COO for Santa Barbara Humane. “In order to support their healing, it is important to get them out of the shelter environment within 24-48 hours and into a home.”

The puppies, named Alfredo, Aioli, Ponzu and Pesto, were transferred to Santa Barbara Humane from a local shelter partner so they could receive proper medical treatment. The puppies are four months old; there are three females and one male in the litter.

“Donor funds make it possible for animals to receive medical care, whether they are awaiting adoption or are owned by members of the community,” Villalon said.

The ideal scenario is a foster-to-adopt for those ready for the puppies to become part of their family. Interested fosters and adopters can contact the shelter at 805-964-4777 ext. 2 or email

Medical care will be provided for the puppies, including their spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccines, and microchipping once they have fully healed in one to two weeks.

Santa Barbara Humane operates two campuses in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria providing care for community-owned and homeless animals. Both campuses offer affordable veterinary care, behavior training programs, and a relinquishment program for owners who can no longer care for their pets. Homeless animals receive medical care, shelter, and basic behavior training until their adoption.