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About Spark Rescue

Spark Rescue Santa Barbara is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charity animal rescue organization, founded in February 2014, in Santa Barbara, CA. We are a foster based rescue that relies on people opening their home and hearts to saving animals in need*.
* all of our dogs and cats live in foster homes until adopted - we have no physical shelter.


Spark Rescue Santa Barbara provides:


  • Rescue, foster care, veterinary care, and sterilization for animals in county animal shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.


  • Rehoming for animals surrendered by their owners who either can no longer provide for their pets or no longer wish to have them in their homes.


  • Adoption of rescued pets to qualified homes that have been properly screened and counseled by our adoption coordinators.


Foster homes to provide our rescues with a loving home environment. We believe a dog or cat will do far better adjusting when they are part of a family than to be cared for in a noisy kennel surrounded by sick and barking dogs. 


Spark Rescue Santa Barbara's Vision:

Our vision is to help end euthanasia in Southern CA by bringing adoptable pets (at-risk for euthanasia) into our program for social rehabilitation and re-homing them to permanent, loving homes. We want to:

  • Educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets

  • Provide help for those who cannot afford to have their pets altered.

  • Help sway our government to have harsh penalties for people that continue to breed their pets without a breeders license.


We want to be a valuable resource to our community. One person can make the difference in the life of an animal, so as an organization, we have more strength to help more animals.


Spark Rescue Santa Barbara's vision for the near future is to acquire land and have the ability to rescue and house as many animals as possible. We would like to offer a sanctuary where the animals will be free to roam and socialize, but still be in a family environment. We want a place where potential adopters can come visit our rescues and where volunteers can come together and give the rescues as much love and attention as possible.


If you are able to foster an animal in need, please contact Spark Rescue Santa Barbara. We do require a commitment from you to house and care for the animal until the animal is placed in their forever home. 


We do understand that many people love animals but cannot afford to donate.  If you have items you are no longer need or want, we are always in need of collars, harnesses, leashes, blankets, beds, potty pads, toys, crates, etc. Your donation is tax deductible.


If you have a special talent and would like to join our organization, please contact us by email or snail mail PO Box 8445, Goleta CA. 93118  or visit our Facebook page, Spark Rescue Santa Barbara

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