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 Tigger, and I have arrived here at DAWG with my best buddy, Chico, (also up for adoption), and am settling in nicely. I'm the cutest mix of breeds and I weigh in at only 6 pounds-- I am compact and ready for travel! I also just celebrated my first birthday and am looking forward to spending many more years with my forever family. Though I came into the shelter a little fearful of my surroundings, it didn't take me long to start coming out of my shell. I love to sit out front in the sun with our new human friends but I'm even happier going on walks. I'm a spunky, playful pup with a lot of love to give. I hope that there is someone wonderful out there to adopt me, I promise to be very good boy! Think I'm the right dog for you? Want to meet me? If you do, please call my people at Dog Adoption & Welfare Group at (805) 681-0561 or e-mail them at email@example.com!
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.