DAWG provides a safe and loving environment for dogs awaiting permanent adoption, and promotes their adoption through outreach programs in the Santa Barbara community.
Most of the dogs in our care come from Santa Barbara county shelters. Our primary goal is to reduce the rate of euthanasia in the county shelters by providing the medical care and training many dogs need for a second chance at life.
Since DAWG’s inception in 1991, we have worked hard to bring out the best in our dogs, improving their quality of life during their stay at the shelter, and placing healthy, well-behaved dogs back into the community.
Dog of the Week
This handsome boy goes by the name of Dodger. He's a 10 month old Norfolk Terrier who is full of spunk! He is very confident and full of energy, ready to take on life's adventures. Dodger is very cute and he knows it. Though he's adorable, this guy needs an owner who will apply strong boundaries with him so that he understands that not every time is play time. We recommend him to to anyone who has had prior dog experience before, once you gain Dodgers respect, he is a wonderful dog who will want to please. If you'd like to get to know this amazing boy, please call Dog Adoption and Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or stop by Thursday - Monday 12PM - 5PM to take him out for a walk!
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.