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
Hello! My name is Nugget, and I am very, very small weighing in at 5lbs. I currently am dealing with a skin issue called mange, but fear not-- its 100% treatable. In fact, it's nearly almost gone! You can't even tell I was nearly bald when I came into DAWG. I was a little bit nervous being in this new environment with strangers, but I'm learning to warm up to people, especially when they have treats and toys. I adore playing tug-a-war and catch, but I'm still learning how to "drop it". I would really like to meet you, everyone says I'd make a great companion for first-time pet owners. Think I could be your pupfect pet? Please call Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more on how you can adopt me!
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.