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
Freckles is a 7 year old mix with a lot of Aussie/Cattle Dog in him judging by his looks. Due to his mix of herding/working breeds, Freckles still has medium to high energy and loves to go out on adventures. He is best suited for a family or individual who will give him guidance in the home, but will also allow him to exert his energy outside either through running, beach trips, hiking, or playing fetch! Freckles has shown disdain with cats and cannot go to a home that has cats, whether indoor or outdoor. He will be best suited in a home without young kids and without small dogs. We have introduced him to big dogs, and he has done quite well. This dog needs a lot of socialization, as his puppyhood was a not a great one. Please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more on how you can give Freckles the home he deserves.
All DAWG dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped and are given flea & tick protection monthly. They are eligible for consultation with a trainer as needed.
5480 Overpass Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Thursday - Monday
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.